HIV/AIDS http://wkar.org en Awareness, prevention highlight National HIV Testing Day http://wkar.org/post/awareness-prevention-highlight-national-hiv-testing-day <p></p><p>Today is <a href="http://hivtest.cdc.gov/press_files/" target="_blank">National HIV Testing Day</a>. Across Michigan this weekend there will be events and opportunities for <a href="http://www.prep4itnow.com/" target="_blank">free HIV tests</a>, including Ingham County, which has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the state. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:27:55 +0000 Kevin Lavery & Mark Bashore 55887 at http://wkar.org Awareness, prevention highlight National HIV Testing Day Current State #186 | October 24, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-186-october-24-2013 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State: </em>Lansing's 'Marketplace Project'; HIV in Ingham County;&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">what deregulation could mean for Michigan; environmental changes effect</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on Isle Royale; and a review of "The Ocean at the End of the Lane".&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:55:04 +0000 Current State 44262 at http://wkar.org HIV rates high, awareness could improve in Ingham County http://wkar.org/post/hiv-rates-high-awareness-could-improve-ingham-county <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-71c12937-eaed-20cb-351d-ef2abf04f81b"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Outside of metro Detroit, Ingham County has the highest rate of HIV infection in Michigan. Over half those cases are among gay men, most of whom are first diagnosed with HIV after the age of 30.</span></span> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:45:15 +0000 Current State 44258 at http://wkar.org HIV rates high, awareness could improve in Ingham County Nyaka AIDS Orphan Project raises funds for Ugandan village http://wkar.org/post/nyaka-aids-orphan-project-raises-funds-ugandan-village <p>One of the vendors at the Great Lakes Folk Festival is the Nyaka AIDS Orphans project.&nbsp; The organization offers paper-bead necklaces and traditional baskets from Uganda. The artists who created them are grandmothers in Nyaka who use the income to support the families affected by the disease.</p><p>Jackson Kaguri is the founder of the Nyaka AIDS Orphans project. He was a CNN Hero last year, was featured in Time Magazine in 2010, and is the author of the book, “The Price of Stones,” about building a school for AIDS orphans &nbsp;in his village in Uganda.</p><p></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:22:00 +0000 Current State 40657 at http://wkar.org Nyaka AIDS Orphan Project raises funds for Ugandan village Social media campaign encourages HIV testing http://wkar.org/post/social-media-campaign-encourages-hiv-testing <p></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:31:24 +0000 Current State 38272 at http://wkar.org Social media campaign encourages HIV testing