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Archive for August, 2015

July 13, 2015 – Providing Care to the LGBT Community: HIV Care Updates for the Indianapolis-Carmel Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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June 8, 2015 – Early Initiation of HIV Antiretroviral Treatment: HIV Care Updates for the Indianapolis-Carmel Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Abstract Success!

Okay, so time ran short and I didn’t get an abstract submitted to SAAPHI (I mentioned this task in an earlier post). That being said, I did have an abstract accepted for oral presentation at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association. This acceptance is a big deal for me. It came about from collaboration with colleagues from IU’s Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and the Marion County Public Health Department.

My colleagues and I examined racial differences in the age of initial hepatitis C diagnosis among Marion County (Indiana) residents. We report significant findings that could help public health and medical practitioners to identify those infected at an earlier disease stage. Check out the abstract – Racial differences in age at Hepatitis C diagnosis in Marion County, Indiana: 2009-2013.

I’m excited to be visiting my favorite big city again soon. Here I come, Chicago!

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May 11, 2015 – HIV Care Updates for the Indianapolis-Carmel Metropolitan Statistical Area: Updated Recommendations for HIV Testing.

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My second submission to LiveStrong.com was accepted. Woohoo! This article provides basic coverage of various skin conditions that can be related to HIV. Though I don’t care for the numerous ads that accompany LiveStrong articles, it does provide a learning venue for a population that might not otherwise view HIV/STI information. The greater the number of people educating themselves about HIV and STIs the easier it will be to eliminate these infections altogether.

Check out the new article, HIV Skin Symptoms.

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