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Series protagonist Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista, played by Mj Rodriguez. 

Cancellation of FX’s “Pose” leaves void in the representation of trans identities of color

Cameron Aloway Reporter March 17, 2021

Earlier this month, it was announced that the groundbreaking FX show “Pose,” which showcased trans actors of color like Mj Rodriguez, who plays as Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista, would be canceled after...

The Positive Peers app prioritizes keeping users’ information confidential and allowing them to be as public as they want.

New Positive Peers app bridges the gap between in-person and online HIV resources

Holly Liptak Reporter April 4, 2020

What began as an HIV support group evolved into a private Facebook group and has now taken its most recent form as an app that includes success stories, medication reminders and more to help users find...

Using medications for HIV prevention

Anu Sharma May 2, 2018

According to the CDC, in 2016, 39,782 people received an HIV diagnosis. The annual number of HIV diagnoses declined 5 percent between 2011 and 2015.Two out of three individuals who went to Community AIDS...

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HIV/AIDS in Ohio: Treatment, prevention and awareness

Brenna Parker December 2, 2015

According to the Ohio Department of Health, one in five people are living with HIV and don’t know it. The department's most recent figures from 2009-2013 show HIV steadily rose among young adults in...

University raises awareness for World AIDS Day week

Brenna Parker December 1, 2015

Kent State's University Health Services is hosting a presentation “Know Your Status: What to Expect When Testing for HIV” as part of World AIDS Day week on Thursday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kent...

HIV drug price skyrockets

Shane Beneke October 13, 2015

When asked to describe Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli, some of the more polite comments included: “scumbag,” “morally bankrupt,” and “everything wrong with capitalism.” But what...

PRIDE! Kent speaker raises awareness about HIV, AIDS

Kelsie Britton March 29, 2015

Roughly one in 10 people in the U.S. are HIV positive.Joshua Morgan, outreach and risk reduction coordinator for Community AIDS Network Akron Pride Initiative (CANAPI), spoke about that statistic and other...

Kat Holtz, HIV specialist for the Portage County Health Department, demonstrates how large a small-sized condom is during her presentation about AIDS prevention and the United Nations vision of Getting to Zero with HIV on Dec. 1, 2014. Holtz said that if a guy ever claims his penis is too big for a condom, he should see this demonstration.

Speakers educate students about HIV/AIDS prevention

Samantha Ickes December 1, 2014

Health officials joined together Dec. 1 to educate students on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention in honor of World AIDS Day.The presentation featured two keynote speakers addressing the “Getting to Zero”...

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