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DC Department of Health to Launch First City-Wide Youth Synthetic Marijuana Awareness Campaign

The DC Department Health is launching the first large-scale education campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of synthetic marijuana among District youth. Fake weed is an herbal mixture that contains dried, shredded plant material and harmful chemical additives. It is sometimes labeled as “herbal incense” and sold in three-ounce plastic pouches decorated with colorful designs including cartoon characters […]

HIV PrEP videoes now available

Our waiting-list-only presentation “The Role of HIV Treatment as Prevention and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)” by Drs. Richard Elion and Amanda Castel was recorded and now available on our Youtube channel.  The audience consisted of frontline healthcare providers and support teams who test for HIV infection and identify individuals who are at-high risk for HIV infection. This […]

Letter from the Executive Director: World AIDS Day 2012

December 1st, 2012, was the 24th year of observance of World AIDS Day. The observance was first conceived by two Global Programme on AIDS staff, James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, in August 1987. It was first observed on December 1st, 1988. The Status Current information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) indicates that […]


Human Trafficking 101 for Service Providers now available in Spanish

We are pleased to offer this Spanish translation of our Human Trafficking 101 for Service Providers.  Many thanks to Natalia Guevara (www.NataliaGuevaraTranslations.com) for her high quality translation services and our friends at the National Hispanic/Latino ATTC for reviewing her work.   Trata de Personas 101: Guía para Proveedores de Servicios Hoy, veintisiete millones de personas están esclavizadas. […]

The Intersection of HIV/AIDS and Behavioral Health within the Caribbean Diaspora: From DC to Town

In honor of the 2012 International AIDS Conference, The Danya Institute, Inc. convened AIDS 2012 participants interested in networking with others interested in the topic: “The Intersection of HIV/AIDS and Behavioral Health within the Caribbean Diaspora: From DC to Town” last week at the Embassy of Trinadad and Tobago.  Highlights of the event here: