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MCW and partners celebrate Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on March 10, 2016

Mar. 7 - On March 10th, the Wisconsin HIV Primary Care Support Network at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Pediatrics Department, in collaboration with the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, the City of Milwaukee Health Department, Diverse and Resilient, the Greater Milwaukee Center for Health & Wellness, Inc., Milwaukee Health Services, Inc., the Milwaukee LBGT Community Center, Outreach Community Health Centers, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, 16th Street Community Health Center, UMOS, and the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee College of Letters and Science will host an event celebrating National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

World AIDS Day is Dec. 1

Dec. 1 - World AIDS Day is held every year on Dec. 1 to unite people worldwide in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV and commemorate people who have died with HIV. We wanted to use the opportunity to highlight some of the things being done by members of the MCW community to stop the spread of AIDS and help people who have HIV.

Hospital Prepared to Care for Ebola Patients

July 29 - In an article on Milwaukee’s preparedness for a major health outbreak, M Magazine notes that Froedtert & MCW is a Level One Trauma Center and that the hospital’s staff is trained to care for Ebola patients. M Magazine

Dr. Munoz-Price Says Protective Clothes Not Needed when Visiting MRSA Patients

June 24 - Dr. Silvia Munoz-Price (Institute for Health & Society – Epidemiology; Medicine – Infectious Disease) authored a report in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology said that visitors to patients with MRSA or VRE do not need to wear protective gowns and gloves. Health Facilities Management

Dr. Petroll Receives NIH Grant to Study Mortality Rates of Rural, HIV-Positive Adults

June 8 - Dr. Andrew Petroll (Medicine – Infectious Disease; Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine – Center for AIDS Intervention Research) received a two-year, $420,000 grant from the NIH’s National Institute on Aging to determine the factors among older, rural HIV-positive adults that contribute to that group’s mortality rates. Windy City Times

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