HIV http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Ad Campaign Will Encourage Testing http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/ad-campaign-will-encourage-testing <p></p><p> An advertising campaign will be used to try and encourage more people to get tested for H-I-V and other sexually transmitted diseases.&nbsp; The Wyoming Department of Health’s KnoWyo campaign is used to encourage sexually active people to get tested for S-T-D’s.&nbsp; Spokeswoman Kim Deti says the program has been effective.</p><p>“A lot of people who are infected may not realize that they are and the risk there is spreading it to other people.&nbsp; And of course with public health in mind that’s something we want to prevent, we want to prevent the spread of those diseases.”</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:47:57 +0000 Bob Beck 55310 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Ad Campaign Will Encourage Testing Native Americans in Wyoming have high numbers of HIV/AIDs cases http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/native-americans-wyoming-have-high-numbers-hivaids-cases <p>In recent years, the number of people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in American rose more among Native Americans than any other ethnic population .</p><p>Native Americans make up one percent of the caseloads nationally, but in Wyoming, they make up four times the national average.</p><p>Robert Foley is President of the National Native American Aids Prevention Center. He worries that dealing with the epidemic in states like Wyoming where the general population is small, could be a huge obstacle in the future.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 12:11:27 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 21623 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Native Americans in Wyoming have high numbers of HIV/AIDs cases Senate votes to add HIV/AIDS funding http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senate-votes-add-hivaids-funding <p>The Wyoming Senate has voted to add $500-thousand dollars to continue to fund a program that provides drugs for those with HIV and AIDS.&nbsp; The money was restored by the House, but voted down by the Senate. However, Monday the Senate reconsidered the funding.&nbsp;&nbsp; Senator Charles Scott says without it those with HIV and AIDS might have trouble getting the necessary drugs.</p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 01:18:30 +0000 Bob Beck 20221 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senate votes to add HIV/AIDS funding