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Equitas Health Welcomes New Director of Prevention, Dwayne Steward

Dwayne is a former Equitas Health employee who currently serves as the Director of Community Affairs at Fenway Health in Boston. In his new role at Equitas Health, Dwayne will create and implement an HIV prevention strategy to address continued rates of HIV infection in Ohio, including the disproportionate rates of HIV infection among youth, racial/ethnic minorities, transgender and gender non-conforming communities of color.

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KentWired: Using medications for HIV prevention

5/2/18 – Two out of three individuals who went to Community AIDS Network Akron Pride Initiative and tested positive for HIV are Kent State students. Reporter Anu Sharma interviews area HIV treatment and prevention experts about the availability of PrEP and PEP to students.

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Transgender Day of Visibility 2018

3/28/18 – Since 2009, TDOV has been a day to celebrate trans folks and their experiences, as well as to shed light on the prejudice and discrimination this community endures on a daily basis.

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Testimony on HB 160, The Ohio Fairness Act

2/1/18 – On Wednesday, January 31, the Ohio House held a hearing on HB 160, the Ohio Fairness Act. HB 160 changes Ohio’s anti-discrimination laws to include sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression as protected classes.

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A License to Discriminate

1/23/18 – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), under the direction of the Trump Administration, announced the establishment of the Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom, an office that claims its purpose is to protect the “religious freedoms” of healthcare providers.

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