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Rebecca Haag
Rebecca Haag is President and CEO of AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts.

Entries by Rebecca Haag

New Year's Resolution: Wiping Out HIV

(1) Comments | Posted January 3, 2014 | 1:30 PM

"It's possible for us to end the AIDS epidemic in Massachusetts."

I spoke those words in a news story last June, and I believe them even more strongly at the dawn of 2014.

After years of complacency, momentum is building once again to finally end this...

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Raising Hope for Those Living With Hepatitis C

(1) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 4:45 PM

Viral hepatitis has been called a "silent epidemic" by Dr. Howard Koh, the U.S. Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health. People can live for decades with the disease without knowing they have it. When they are finally diagnosed, it often comes after they have developed

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The Power of 'Shared Responsibility' in the Fight Against AIDS

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 5:44 PM

The AIDS epidemic is seeping back into popular culture.

Dallas Buyers Club, a biopic starring Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof, is getting rave reviews and screening at multiplex theaters around the country. Ron was a Texan diagnosed with AIDS in 1985 who procured treatments not yet legally available in...

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This Month, Get Aware -- and Get Tested

(2) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 5:45 PM

It's no mystery that having to live with poverty, homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, or discrimination makes a person more vulnerable to HIV infection. So what are we to make of the fact that, as a whole, transgender people are much more likely than a member of the general population to...

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LGBT Equality Reduces the Spread of HIV -- But It's Not Enough to End the Epidemic

(11) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 1:57 PM

Today, as was the case 30 years ago, gay and bisexual men are among those most vulnerable to HIV infection. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that gay and bisexual men are at least 44 times more vulnerable to HIV infection than the general...

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