Women's Health forum planned
KJLH plays host
Dominique DiPrima will serve as one of the hosts during Radio station KJLH’s 11th annual women’s health forum on April 2, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa, L.A.
This comprehensive community forum is open to the public at no cost and will focus on many of the health disparities that impact women of color. Participants will also have access to numerous community vendors, free breast exams, Sexually Transmitted Disease testing and other health screenings, as well as workshops concerning topics such as proper dieting, HIV/AIDS prevention and healthy living.
To register, visit www.kjlhradio.com, or call the station’s info line at (310) 330-2291.
The recent news in Tulsa, Oklahoma, brings to light an issue that is rare, but nonetheless important — cross infection in the dental office, or the transfer of infection from one patient to another in a health care environment.
The unfortunate reality is that you, as the consumer, have very little chance of knowing what’s going on — it’s a huge trust relationship. Cross contamination is literally invisible because it’s caused by microbes invisible to the human eye, so only the professionals can guarantee that it doesn’t happen.
Evidence is mounting that it is possible to control the virus that causes AIDS with early treatment, so further therapy is not immediately needed.
A recent study in the journal PLOS Pathogens reports that 14 patients with HIV, who received antiretroviral treatment within 10 weeks of infection, had their viral loads decreased so much that scientists say they are “functionally cured.”
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Free HIV testing will be offered and panel discussions will be held in Los Angeles County in connection with Saturday’s 25th observance of World AIDS Day, whose theme is “Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation.”
Free HIV testing will be offered noon-6 p.m. at L.A. Live, 3-5 p.m. at the AIDS Monument in Lincoln Park in Lincoln Heights and 7-11 p.m. at the Sweet Dreams Dessert Lounge in Whittier.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—In a decision that could put a dent in the Southland’s famed pornographic-film industry, Los Angeles County voters approved a requirement that adult film actors wear condoms.
The “Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act” requires adult film producers to apply for a permit from the county Department of Public Health to shoot sex scenes. Permit fees will finance periodic inspections of film sets to enforce compliance with the requirement that performers use condoms while engaged in sex acts.
On Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Nate Holden Theater, 4718 W. Washington Blvd., radio station KJLH/Front Page and the Council of Black Political Organizations (COBPO) will sponsor a policy debate between Maulana Karenga, Ph.D., chair of Africana Studies, California State University, Long Beach, and David L. Horne, Ph.D., professor of Pan African Studies and Public Policy, California State University, Northridge.