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NEW YORK ( Reuters Health) – Groups on the popular networking site Facebook may help educate men about HIV prevention and testing, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that specially-created Facebook
social media groups helped encourage men who have sex with men to reach out for information about testing themselves at home for HIV.
The study is “really demonstrating a way to take what we already know to be effective… and translating it into the digital realm,” Sheana Bull, professor and chair of the Department of Community and
Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health in Denver, said.
“I think it does have a lot of potential and a lot of promise,” said Bull, who wasn’t involved with the new study.
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Budget cuts got stripped down to the naked truth Tuesday when a group of
activists stormed Speaker John Boehner’s office in protest of a proposal to reduce funding to AIDs prevention and research.
ACT UP and the Student Global AIDS Campaign locked arms inside the
Naked AIDS activists, with painted slogans on their bodies, protested inside the lobby of the Capitol Hill office of House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday, prior to World AIDS Day. (Susan Walsh/AP Photo)
Longworth House Office Building moments after disrobing.
“Budget cuts are really rude, that’s why we have to be so nude,” seven naked
protesters shouted from the middle of the room.
The activists were protesting proposed budget cuts to AIDS funding that could be included in the looming fiscal cliff. They painted their bodies with slogans, such as ”AIDS cuts kill” and “Fund
Three were arrested, including two organizers for Queerocracy, according to
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