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PNS Daily Newscast - September 19, 2017 


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Public News Service - CT: HIV/AIDS Prevention

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Fifteen high schoolers and five college students from Connecticut have just returned from a national youth conference held in conjunction with Planned Parenthood Federation of America's 2011 Summit in the nation's capital. The 400 participants learned from each other and lobbied t

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The latest state-by-state report card on women's health shows some disturbing trends in Connecticut in several indicators, including reproductive health. For one, as noted by Susan Yolen, vice president of New Haven-based Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, the number of

MERIDEN, Conn. - People in Connecticut find themselves homeless for a whole range of reasons, including poverty, health problems and domestic violence. The "No Wrong Door" conference held Thursday in Meriden was called an "unprecedented" opportunity to coordinate services for these residents. Caro

HARTFORD, Conn. - Almost since HIV/AIDS was identified in the early 1980s, the main route of infection nationwide was men who had sex with men. But not in Connecticut, where it was mainly spread by drug users sharing contaminated needles. However, recent data show the situation in the state is rev

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Teenagers have lots of questions about sex and relationships. A free program offered around Connecticut by Planned Parenthood of Southern New England is called Teen Talk and provides a forum for information and discussion. Pierrette Silverman, vice president of education and tra

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The federal Centers for Disease Control conducts a survey of teens every two years to gauge risk factors, from smoking to diet to sex. Connecticut highschoolers mostly rank with their peers, but in one category their risk is lower. Susan Yolen, vice president of Planned Parentho

HARTFORD, Conn. - Lesbian, bisexual and transgender women have the highest risk of breast cancer of all women, and are among the least served by health care professionals. A grant to the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective is targeting these women for breast cancer awareness messages. Colle

HARTFORD, Conn. - Texting is all the rage among young people...and so are STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). The Connecticut Department of Public Health, along with MTV and several nonprofits, is hoping a GYT campaign takes off in cyberspace. GYT stands for "Get Yourself Tested" - and "Get Your

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