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Op-Ed: Eradicating HIV/AIDS in

BCHD Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen and BCHD Assistant Commissioner for Clinical Services Dr. Adena Greenbaum discuss PrEP, one of the most powerful tools we have to stop the spread of HIV.

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Public Health Heroes: BCHD’s innovative approach to HIV prevention and linkage to treatment

Baltimore has a long history of being hit hard by the HIV epidemic. Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) has had an active HIV prevention outreach program since 2004, including HIV testing in communities at risk of HIV, ensuring those who are HIV positive are in medical care (referred to as linkage to care),  and educating the community on behavior change, such as abstinence and condom use.

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About 15 percent of Americans with HIV don't know they're infected, CDC says (Baltimore Sun)

Half of the Americans recently diagnosed with HIV had been living with the virus for at least three years without realizing it. People can’t get the drugs they need if they don’t know their HIV status, said Dr. Patrick Chaulk, assistant commissioner of the bureau of HIV/STD services at the Baltimore City Health Department.

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