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Public- and Private-Sector Partnerships are Key to Ending the HIV Epidemic

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Nearly a year ago, President Trump announced an aspirational goal in his State of the Union address: to reduce the number of new HIV infections in the U.S. by 75% within five years, and by at least 90% within 10 years. This goal is certainly ambitious – but it is not unreachable.

General Mills Employee Carries on Brother’s Legacy

By Claudine Galloway
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Michelle Meade, a field selling assistant at General Mills, has done things that most people could not fathom. 

She’s helped test the blood of mothers and children in Zambia, Africa, who may be HIV positive. 

Cracking the Genetic Code: Why Gene Sequencing May Hold the Key to Intercepting Diseases Before They Start

By Hallie Levine
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Cancer. Alzheimer’s. Even suicide risk. The clues to preventing these and other conditions could be found in our DNA—and these scientists are at the forefront of promising new genetic data research to uncover them.

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Cancer. Alzheimer’s. Even suicide risk. The clues to preventing these and other conditions could be found in our DNA—and these scientists are at the forefront of promising new genetic data research to uncover them.

Transforming Humanitarian Aid in Hemophilia

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Rare diseases do not discriminate; they affect people from all walks of life and in all economic circumstances. Sanofi’s responsibility to the patient community extends beyond the research and development of effective therapies to include providing support to patients, who often have nowhere else to go–no matter who they are or where they live. 

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Rare diseases do not discriminate; they affect people from all walks of life and in all economic circumstances. Sanofi’s responsibility to the patient community extends beyond the research and development of effective therapies to include providing support to patients, who often have nowhere else to go–no matter who they are or where they live. 

Albertsons In-Store Clinics Launch AI-Powered Diabetes Exam

By Bridget Goldschmidt
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CarePortMD retail health clinics at Albertsons Cos. grocery stores can now administer an eye exam to identify diabetic retinopathy by FDA-cleared autonomous artificial intelligence (AI) diagnostic system IDx-DR.

The in-store health clinics are the first to roll out this type of AI diagnostic technology. 

Click here to continue reading the story on Progressive Grocer. 

Aramark Announces New 2025 Sustainability Plan

Positively Impacting People and Planet
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PHILADELPHIA, December 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Today, Aramark, the leading U.S.-based provider of food, facilities and uniform services, announced a new 2025 sustainability plan, Be Well. Do Well., focused on positively impacting people and the planet. 

Be Well. Do Well. is built around several key priorities.

Walgreens Raises More than $800,000 to Support the American Heart Association; Tops Corporate Fundraiser List for 2019 Chicago Heart Walk

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Walgreens Raises More than $800,000 to Support the American Heart Association; Tops Corporate Fundraiser List for 2019 Chicago Heart Walk

More than 1,000 Walgreens employees across the Chicago area turned out to participate in the 2019 American Heart Association Heart Walk held at three locations, Sept. 20-22. Alex Gourlay, Walgreens president and co-COO of Walgreens Boots Alliance co-chaired this year’s campaign.

I Get Hope from Knowing That I Have Purpose: Bishop Hartsel Clifton Shirley on HIV

"...and I will be able to exuberantly live out that purpose.”
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Hartsel Shirley is a Bishop based in Atlanta, Georgia, who has been involved with HIV advocacy since 2002. He has participated in numerous conferences, panels, and workshops to educate others about aging with HIV and combat the stigma faced by people living with HIV, particularly in the Black community. “Hartsel” has 3 meanings – full of grace, a bright flame, a living marvel.

HIV is No Longer a Death Sentence: Malcolm Reid

“I believe when people see me and my husband, out in the community, living, thriving, doing the work; they will understand that HIV is no longer a death sentence.”
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Malcolm Reid is based in Atlanta, Georgia and has been involved with HIV advocacy since 2014. He created THRIVE SS’s group for Black men living with HIV over the age of 50, Silver Lining Project, and works to help participants grapple with aging, PTSD, loss, and stigma while training them in political advocacy. Malcolm is an avid thrill-seeker and rollercoaster enthusiast having ridden over 50 of the world's fastest. 

"Accept Your Status, and Move Forward..." Sergei Dawson on HIV

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Sergei Dawson is a Community Advisory Board Member for HIVE, an APLA Health program for HIV-Elders. He lives in LA County and works to help those aging with HIV accept their status and access the resources that helped save his life. Sergei loves to dance, cook and bake during his free time.   

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