ADPH Now Offering At-Home STD/HIV Testing Kits

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) began offering STD/HIV home specimen collection and laboratory testing kits to all Alabama residents ages 12 and older beginning June 7.

The ADPH Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention and Control has collaborated with Binx Health to implement home delivery STD/HIV specimen collection and laboratory test kits by mail.

Advocates Concerned That COVID-19 Obstructing Fight Against HIV

Studies say that the coronavirus pandemic may have disrupted the fight against HIV. Due to the overwhelming demand for coronavirus testing, health officials have shifted away from tracking HIV patients. The fight against HIV had already stalled in recent years. Now, health experts and advocates of HIV are concerned that the country is backsliding with a spike in HIV infections….

Selma AIDS Organization Opens New Wellness Center

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A non-profit AIDS organization in Selma is expanding its operation — and its reach — into the community. Selma AIR is celebrating World AIDS Day with the grand opening of it’s new Black Belt Wellness Center. Selma AIR serves the needs of about 200 people — living with the HIV virus. But officials say the…

Selma Aids Advocates Welcome President to HIV Fight

From the West Alabama Newsroom– President Donald Trump vowed to eliminate the HIV epidemic by 2030 during his State of the Union Address. It’s a pledge one HIV and AIDS advocate in Selma — hopes Trump can keep. Lydia Chatmon of Selma is an HIV Prevention Specialist at Selma AIR. The Selma-based non-profit has been on the front lines in…

Group in Prattville Working to Fight the Spread of HIV and Hepatitis C

A group in Prattville wants to raise awareness for the prevention of HIV and Hepatitis C in Alabama. A non-profit group called Medical Advocacy and Outreach sponsored the 2nd annual Breaking Barriers Summit. The purpose of the two-day summit is to increase knowledge of HIV and Hepatitis C through care and prevention in rural communities. A wide variety of people are…

Breaking Barriers Summit Seeks to Increase HIV and HEP C Awareness

Raising awareness for the prevention of HIV and Hepatitis C in Alabama was front and center in Prattville.   The non-profit, Medical Advocacy And Outreach sponsored their 2nd annual Breaking Barriers Summit at the Montgomery Marriott Prattville Hotel and Conference Center. The purpose of the two day summit is to increase knowledge of HIV and Hep C through care and prevention…

“Die In” Rally For Aids Awareness

One group traveled to the capitol to make a statement in hopes of of raising awareness for HIV and Aids. This afternoon members of the group Alabama Positive Action gathered on the steps of the state capitol for what they call a “die in”. They briefly laid in front of the capitol and formed the HIV and AIDS awareness ribbon….