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Jerusalem_YWOC

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The stats presented at the Office of National AIDS Policy’s National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day meeting were nothing new: minority women showed higher numbers of HIV infection; the most common transmission route was heterosexual contact; and women’s risk to HIV were multi-layered (socio-economic, education, lifestyle, etc).

Unfortunately, another common thing at these gatherings (but more unfortunate here since this was the Office of National AIDS Policy…!) is the lack of youth numbers/inclusion even within this high-risk group. One of the panel discussions was on effective strategies for …

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There is so much to keep up with recently regarding issues within the sexual/reproductive health sphere, and there are some not so sensationalized stories that get lost in the shuffle. No worries! Here’s the 3min Rundown, a quick synopsis on some smaller headlines…

Check these out if you want more info: on Cuomo’s vow to legalize gay marriage in New York, a year’s supply to avoid unwanted pregnancies, read up on Miss Tricia Fraser’s demand for an apology, (find the original story on the anti-abortion/anti-black baby billboard …

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My parents have been together for 30 years(!) and it’s so adorable seeing how much closer they’ve gotten now that we’re all out of the house. …During the weekends when my dad’s in town they’re inseparable. Running errands together, laughing and joking, talking about people from church, and even roughhousing. It’s cute to see that in old people :] …especially since they have been in each others’ lives for so long already. Beyond their willingness to compromise for peace (my mom has admitted she’s a reformed shopaholic and it’s …

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Today is February 7th and National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. There are many national and local resources available today (and beyond) for testing, education, and even protection…Looking for more info? Blackaidsday.org is a great place to start.
Currently, half of those who are infected with HIV are African American so it is imperative that we as a community become more open and informed about this or it may get the best of us—of those of us left. It’s serious! Granted, most on amplify are already educated on …

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The most interesting part of the "March for Life" Rally, organized from the National Mall to the US Supreme Court, was checking out who came out. Which were either parents/grandparents (lots of couples) or pre-teen youth (possibly school field trip… is that why the rally was held on Monday the 24th instead of Saturday the 22nd—the true anniversary of Roe V Wade?). The icing on the cake was this interview with Kelly Clinger, celebrity spokesperson for Silent No More.

I enjoyed this event much more …