Wednesday, June 20, 2018

2018 AIDS Walk Central Ohio: Honoring Friends and Helping Others

Prizm News / April 1, 2018 / By Alden Carney Dec. 24, 2016: “Alden, I have AIDS” My dear friend Dominic struggled to utter the words that I’d been dreading, although in the back of my mind I knew it was coming. Up...

TransOhio’s 10th Annual Symposium Will Cover Topics From Health to History

PRIZM News / April 1, 2018 / By PRIZM News The three-day transgender and ally conference is scheduled for April 27-29 in Columbus.   By Prizm News TransOhio will host its 10th annual Transgender and Ally Symposium from Friday, April 27 to Sunday,...

2018 AIDS Walk Central Ohio: ‘Hope. We Have Hope.’

Prizm News / April 1, 2018 / By Morgen Spon Memories of a friend gone too soon motivate a group of AIDS Walk participants in Columbus. Words. A blur of words. Head spinning. A rush of emotions. A sickening feeling ensues.It’s...

Lawsuit Claims CVS Mailing Revealed 6,000 Ohioans’ HIV Status

Although laws protect private health information, three HIV-positive men say a code used by the pharmacy chain disclosed their status.   By Bob Vitale Three HIV-positive men have accused CVS in a federal lawsuit of revealing the status of more than 6,000 Ohioans through a...

Administration Issues ‘License to Discriminate’ Against LGBTQ Patients

Prizm News / January 22, 2018 / By Bob Vitale   By Bob Vitale As the medical profession takes a step forward with efforts to recognize and respect the unique needs of LGBTQ patients, here comes the Trump administration with an attempt...

Healthy at Every Age

Prizm News / January 1, 2018 / By Larry Johnson, Tracy Smith, Mason Caminiti, Ashleigh Alexander LGBTQ Ohioans in their 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s share their advice and experience for getting started and staying motivated.   Larry Johnson Cincinnati Age: 66   I...

Take Care of Yourself

Prizm News / January 1, 2018 / By Julia Applegate By Julia Applegate Far too often, LGBTQ community members are forced to hide their sexual orientation or gender identity when seeking healthcare. Fear of being stigmatized, discriminated against or outright denied care...

Transgender Cincinnati Teen Fights Parents in Court

By Prizm News A court case with echoes of Leelah Alcorn is making news in Cincinnati. A 16-year-old transgender boy, backed by Hamilton County social workers, has asked a local judge to allow him treatment at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. His parents...

World AIDS Day 2017: Tales From the Front Lines

Prizm News / December 1, 2017 / By Bob Vitale Ronald Johnson, Teresa Long and Michael Para have spent their careers caring, helping and advocating for people with HIV/AIDS. By Bob Vitale “Sometimes you just don’t want to talk about it,” Ronald...
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Watch President Obama’s Hopeful World AIDS Day Message

By Bob Vitale Former President Barack Obama delivered a hopeful message ahead of Friday's World AIDS Day, recapping worldwide progress in treatment of the disease and saying "we can end this pandemic once and for all."  In a videotaped message on...