Tag: health

Minnesota health officials call for push to end HIV/AIDS

ST. PAUL — As World AIDS Day approaches, state health officials are calling for renewed passion and dedication in the fight to end HIV in Minnesota.

“We have the tools to end HIV in Minnesota,” said Minnesota Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger. “New interventions, such as early, sustained HIV treatment and pre-exposure preventive drugs, are highly effective at preventing HIV. We are committed to working with our communities that have disproportionate rates of HIV to reduce barriers to HIV prevention, testing and care.”

Health insurer reveals HIV status with envelopes

WASHINGTON — Health insurer Aetna may have revealed the HIV status of thousands in a recent mailing to customers, a medical news website reported. From STAT: The letters, which Aetna said were sent to approximately 12,000 people, were meant to relay a change in pharmacy benefits. Text visible through a small window on the envelopes…

Howard Brown highlights health outcomes in Chicago

CHICAGO — Howard Brown Health has published its first Community Impact Report, highlighting patient and community outcomes resulting from its integrated healthcare delivery system. The progress report uses infographics and text to illustrate how Howard Brown’s individualized approach to healthcare improves the lives of patients, supports the communities of LGBTQ people and allies, and improves…

RAD Remedy launches national health database for trans, queer communities

CHICAGO – RAD Remedy is pleased to announce the open beta launch of the Referral Aggregator Database (RAD), a Yelp-style database designed specifically to connect trans, gender non-conforming, intersex, and queer people to safe, affirming, and comprehensive care nationwide. This project is the first of RAD Remedy’s initiatives that address the significant health disparities and…