Friday, June 3, 2011

Breast Cancer and AIDS/HIV Resources

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of an article by the US Centers for Disease Control announcing the discovery of a new disease we now know as AIDS. Also in June we celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day (June 5th). Our blog topic this week is two-fold then providing paths to resources on breast cancer and AIDS/HIV.

"In the United States in 2007, 202,964 women were diagnosed with breast cancer, and 40,598 women died from the disease. Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women." (CDC website)

Breast Cancer And You
(Online pamphlet with basic information)

Basic Information on Breast Cancer
(US Centers for Disease Control)

Breast Cancer Screening
(US Centers for Disease Control)

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

University of Kansas Cancer Center
Breast Cancer Information

Breast Cancer in Kansas
(Online Kansas Department of Health and Environment pamphlet)

Kansas Early Detection Works Program
("The goal of the Early Detection Works program is to reduce death from breast and cervical cancer among the women of Kansas")

Thirty years ago this week medical scientists at the US Centers for Disease Control published a paper identifying a new disease which became known as AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). During the past three decades about 30 million people have succumbed to the illness worldwide. It is estimated that another 33 million are currently infected with the HIV virus (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) around the globe as well.


(US Centers for Disease Control)

HIV/AIDS Fact Sheets
(US Centers for Disease Control)

HIV Testing
(US Centers for Disease Control)

AIDS Timeline

"AIDS 30 Years Later"

LinkU.S. Statistics

U.S. Response to the Global Threat of HIV/AIDS: Basic Facts

World AIDS Vaccine Day

Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Kansas HIV/AIDS Program

Kansas HIV/AIDS Bi-Annual Data Tables

Kansas HIV Prevention Education and Risk Reduction
(The focus and strategies of HIV prevention efforts continue to change in response to shifting needs of individuals and communities across Kansas. Simply stated, the goal of this program is to reduce the spread of HIV infection in the state of Kansas)

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