Archive for July 2011

New resources to protect people living with HIV/AIDS

July 19, 2011

From blogAIDS.gov

To mark the one-year anniversary of the release of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the Justice Department has launched a new section of its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) website, http://www.ada.gov/aids.

Persons with HIV and persons with AIDS are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which gives federal civil rights protections to persons with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, and state and local government services. The new web page provides important information and resources related to combating discrimination on the basis of HIV/AIDS.

Users can visit the site to file an HIV/AIDS discrimination complaint, to obtain ADA technical assistance materials related to HIV/AIDS, and to get the latest updates about the Department’s efforts to stop HIV/AIDS discrimination. The website also provides easy access to an extensive collection of ADA settlement agreements, as well as information about enforcement, mediation, technical assistance, and certification activities.

Go to blogAIDS.gov for the full article.

Get a copy of the National AIDS Strategy here.

GuyStudies.com opens up research for men who have sex with men in the greater Pittsburgh area

July 7, 2011

GuyStudies.com is a project of the PMRC (Pittsburgh Men Who Have Sex With Men Research Collaborative). The PMRC is made up of local research organizations who are focused on the advancement of research for gay and bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men in the greater Pittsburgh area.

Current studies listed on the site, along with the Pitt Men’s Study, are:

  • Project Gel – A study that investigates how comfortable male participants are with applying a gel inside their rectums before receptive anal intercourse as a means to prevent HIV infect.
  • M2M Project – An interaction-based intervention that focuses on substance use and sexual behaviors in regards to HIV and STD risk factors.
  • RAPP – A comprehensive, interactive online learning tool designed to educate men who have sex with men about the dangers of HIV.
  • Pitt Treatment Evaluation Unit Studies – Research dedicated to studying the newest treatment options available for people with HIV/AIDS.

For more information about any ot the studies, and about Guystudies.com, you can visit their Website.