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5/30/03

HealthWise at 5 From 5.30

  • HIV Report

A study of 1,400 HIV Positive people finds 13% engaged in unprotected sex without telling their partners about their HIV infection. The study involved heterosexual and homosexual men and women. But it found that it was the homosexual men who were most likely to not reveal their infection or ask about their partner's HIV status. Experts stress this 'don't ask, don't tell' behavior is still a major contributing factor to the spread of AIDS. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of California at San Francisco. It's published in the American Journal of Public Health.

  • Breast Cancer Video

It happens to a woman in this country more than 210,000 times each year and while the diagnosis of breast cancer is scary it's all the more complicated if the woman has young children at home. Knowing there are a lot of families in the same boat is what led to an educational video, with real moms, dads and kids, who've actually been through the breast cancer experience. It offers guidelines in explaining to kids what's wrong with mom?
You can get a copy by calling Michelle Brauntuch at (201) 894-3635 or by (clicking here).

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