OneBlood, the local blood center, is grieving the loss of one of its own team members, Rodolfo Ayala Ayala, who sadly was among the victims of the tragic mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. OIC sends love and prayers to the family, friends and OneBlood as they morn the horrible loss of someone so special. [...]
The first hospital is approved to perform organ transplants from HIV Positive donors. In a first that gives HIV-infected patients yet another chance for long lives, surgeons at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center have transplanted a kidney and a liver from a dead donor who was HIV-positive into two HIV-positive recipients. The transplant surgeries, which used [...]
June 5, 2016 marks the 35th Anniversary of the first documented case of HIV/AIDS in America. The Presidents statement today specifically mentions treatment as prevention (TasP) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as "revolutionary tools" highlighting their importance to ending the epidemic.
Today, June 5th, is HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day. It "celebrates those who have defied the odds by living with HIV for decades. Our focus is on ensuring that HIV Long-Term Survivors and Older Adults Living with HIV are not invisible and forgotten in the current HIV dialogue."
Join OIC at the 2016 AIDS Walk in Downtown Orlando this Saturday, April 16. Registration and the starting line will be at the Walt Disney World Amphitheater located on Robinson Street. On-site registration | 7:30am Rally at Disney Amphitheatre | 8:30am Walk Start | 9:00am Post-Walk Celebration | 9:45am AIDS Walk Orlando is an annual [...]
Think you know what it means to practice “safe sex”? Think again. In this post we debunk some of the most common misconceptions about safe sex and give you tips to protect yourself. Myth #1: You Can Tell if Your Potential Partner Has an STD This is one of the biggest, and most dangerous myths. [...]
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, sponsored by the Office of Women’s Health of the Department of Health and Human Services, is observed on March 10. The goals of this event are to raise awareness about the need for all women, especially pregnant women, to be tested and treated for HIV. HIV remains an [...]
Edwin DeJesus, M.D. Thank you for voting Edwin DeJesus, M.D., as your choice for Favorite Health Care Professional in Central Florida in Watermark’s WAVE Awards. “I am honored to be recognized by the Watermark readers with this WAVE Award, and I accept it in the name of our wonderful, caring and dedicated staff,” [...]
Follow Edwin DeJesus, M.D., as he reports from the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston, Massachusetts this week. He is presenting several times and will be reporting in each day. Edwin DeJesus, M.D. Day 1: February 22 Greetings everyone from beautiful Boston, where this year’s 23rd CROI, or Conference on Retroviruses and [...]