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His Health Blog on HIV.gov
The His Health course inventory is "free, competitive, and important." We could not agree more with HIV.gov on the timeliness and relevancy of our courses and models of care as we work to end the HIV epidemics among the Black MSM and transgender patient population. Read their blog by clicking this link and enroll in our courses today!
Join the 2018 CME/CNE Competition!
His Health is excited to announce the 2018 Continuing Education Competition.
From April 25th– May 25th, 2018, we invite healthcare providers and public health professionals to enroll in at least one of the six His Health courses under Trainings. The first 75 participants to complete one of the Continuing Medical Education (CME) / Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) courses will receive exciting His Health prizes including a His Health mug and tote bag.
To enter the competition, please follow these two easy steps.
First, register for the competition on our Competition Page beginning on April 25th. After registering for the competition, enroll in the His Health courses and complete at least one of the six courses by May 25th. We will notify all winners by June 8th. Please help us disseminate this opportunity to your networks and help us enhance our impact over the next four weeks.
America's Hidden HIV Epidemic
Jermerious Buckley, an HIV-positive man in Jackson, Miss.
The New York Times reports that the increasing rates of HIV constitutes a public health crisis that is most acute in Southern states, which accounted for 54 percent of all new diagnoses in 2014. More specifically, it is home to 21 of the 25 metropolitan areas with the highest HIV prevalence among gay and bisexual men. A large number of these men are unaware of their HIV status and have not been linked to care. Terrance Moore explains that these are "the same individuals that are dealing with structural barriers around lack of employment, lack of education and opportunities, transportation and, of course, very, very overt institutional racism."
Read the article here.
His Health Feature on Mother Jones
NASTAD's Deputy Executive Director, Terrance Moore, has a frank and honest conversation about the health and well-being of Black MSM with Mother Jones. The article delves into the myriad factors that contribute to the high life-time risk of HIV acquisition among Black MSM patients. This population is more likely to not be aware of their HIV status, face racial bias in health care settings and lack access to healthcare insurance. These problems compounded with pervasive homophobia in our society, make Black MSM more vulnerable to HIV. “There’s still a lot of stigma,” Moore says to Mother Jones, “We still have a lot of work to do.”