Posts Tagged ‘Whitman-Walker Clinic’

D.C.’s Transgender Community Suffers from Lack of HIV Statistics

After this week's post on the state of HIV in D.C., a commenter asked for some current statistics on the HIV/AIDS rate in the District's transgender population. Good luck.  D.C.'s Department of Health doesn't track cases based on gender identity in its annual report on the epidemic [PDF], though it does compile numbers on race, [...]

In D.C., National HIV Testing Day to Last a Week

Sunday, June 27th marks the 16th annual National HIV Testing Day, but this year, D.C.'s Whitman-Walker Clinic will be celebrating the occasion all week long. The extra effort is necessary in a town like D.C., where 3 to 5 percent of the population is estimated to have HIV. "Everyone should know their HIV status for [...]

D.C.’s Top-Earning Gay Activists

The Washington Blade has compiled a list of the salaries of the leaders of the District's top gay rights and AIDS advocacy organizations. Who knew that providing "meals and nutritional services for homebound people with HIV/AIDS in the Washington, D.C. area" could be so lucrative? A representative food chain is below, from top to bottom [...]

HIV Testing In D.C.: Easy Enough to Fit Between Drug Binges

"Have you had sex while intoxicated?"
For yesterday's City Paper-wide "Average Day" project, I did something out of the ordinary—I got tested for HIV. Though I live in a city with an AIDS rate that rivals Sub-Saharan Africa, and write about sex for a living, I had been tested only once before, at D.C.'s Planned Parenthood. [...]