Formed in 1999, the Louisiana Latino Health Coalition for HIV/AIDS Awareness (LLHC) is a dynamic body of individuals, health providers, community leaders, and advocates representing multiple organizations. The Coalition pioneers efforts to assess and address the HIV/AIDS needs of Louisiana’s Latino population.
Bone Marrow and HIV
by Jillian Goldberg Bone marrow donations can greatly prolong and enhance the life of a person infected with HIV/AIDS. When one receives a bone marrow donation they essentially are having their immune systen replaced by the immune system of their bone marrow donor. Thus, a recipient with HIV/AIDS already has a compromised immune system so […]
Need for Bone Marrow Transplants in Latinos
by Jillian Goldberg Today in medicine there is a major need for life saving bone marrow donations. Bone marrow donations have been proven to cure many different diseases such as leukemia, sickle cell anemia, blood disorders, and many other life threatening diseases. The problem with bone marrow donations is that these donations are a genetic […]
By Ilyse Blazer Although there is plenty of information available about AIDS, there is not much available about the effects of this particular life changing illness on people who are simultaneously aging. With the effects of aging, it is important to be even more careful if you are diagnosed with HIV and/or AIDS. According to […]