Back when HIV and AIDS were first discovered in the 1980’s they were spoken of as something immensely scary. A virus with virtually no treatment, HIV was thought by many to be a death sentence once someone reached AIDS status. Decades later HIV and AIDS are treatable and can be considered chronic conditions that allow… Continue reading Treatable Doesn’t Equal Cured–A Need to Still be Safe in Regards to HIV Prevention
A common discussion regarding HIV is, “Why isn’t there a cure?” or, “When will there be a cure?” along with misinterpretations of certain cases such as, “Well, aren’t some people cured, like Magic Johnson, or that guy in Berlin?” The big question of, “Why isn’t there a cure?” basically comes down to HIV and its… Continue reading HIV and the Question of a Future Cure
HIV–the virus which causes AIDS–was first identified in 1983. While many people remember when HIV first was a topic of International discussion, that now was nearly two generations ago and many younger people who weren’t even born yet can struggle to understand the impact that HIV had on the world and continues to have. HIV… Continue reading Good Resources for Studying the History of HIV in a Cultural Context
We’ve provided links to recommended reading before on our blog, and with that in mind those of us here at Williams and Associates wanted to point everyone in the direction of a very interesting and alarming article from The New York Times Magazine discussing, “America’s Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic.” The piece discusses how America’s Black men… Continue reading The New York Times Magazine Just Published a Fascinating Article about HIV
Our Free Comic Book Day Outreach event was a smashing success! We had a number of people eager to take information and enter our free raffle, with five people at the end of the day extremely pleased with their raffle-bags full of comics, safer-sex supplies, and other assorted goodies. We also had individuals take advantage of… Continue reading Free Comic Book Day Was Superb!
This Saturday (May 6th, 2017) Williams and Associates will be joining AM Trading Co. at Ritz Park (3147 South Grand Boulevard) at 1PM to celebrate Free Comic Book Day! There will be live music, local artists, free food, and of course plenty of free comic books! We will be there offering free information, safer-sex supplies,… Continue reading Free Comic Book Day Event This Saturday!
It Should Be Clear… One thing that should be clear but seemingly isn’t is this: There is no excuse for lacking protection. Whether you need condoms, dental dams, or any other safer-sex supplies there is not valid excuse for lacking them and preventing the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) Let’s review some excuses and… Continue reading There is No Excuse for Lacking Protection