Tag Archives: Centers for Disease Control

Dr. Marsha Treadwell working on initiative.

Children’s Hospital Oakland staff use grant to tackle sickle cell disease

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital awarded grant for sickle cell initiative.

Oakland women lead effort against HIV with billboard campaign, free testing

Two Oakland based organizations, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. and advocacy group California Prostitute Education Project (CAL-PEP) are leading efforts to reduce the rate of new HIV infections among young people in...
A HEPPAC client drops a handful of used syringes into a medical waste bin at a recent deep East Oakland needle exchange.

Legal at last, but strapped for cash, needle exchanges seek federal funding

In places like Oakland, where local authorities treat syringe exchange as an accepted public health practice, groups like HEPPAC no longer face the risk of arrest. Today their challenge is going mainstream, and needle exchange...

Local officials say AIDS taking special toll on county’s African-Americans

As health organizers around the globe assess the illness during the week of World AIDS Day, local officials say funding cuts and young people's attitudes are contributing to new infections and the comparatively higher rates...