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Meet some of our volunteers

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Meet some of our volunteers

Medwiser is different from almost every other nonprofit organization. We have no paid staff. Medwiser’s content is free to use by anyone or any organization. We are driven by a global community of volunteers– all dedicated to stopping the spread of HIV. Dr. Michael Morgenstern – Founder & Director Dr. Michael Morgenstern is a volunteer and founder of Medwiser. He started Medwiser in 2005, to educate, enable and empower individuals worldwide to prevent the spread of HIV. Prior to his establishment of Medwiser, Dr. Morgenstern,...

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What Celebrities have had HIV?

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What Celebrities have had HIV?

Magic Johnson is just one of many celebrities. You may be surprised to learn about some of the other celebrities who have been affected by HIV/AIDS. A more in depth listing of celebrities with HIV as well as celebrities with AIDS can be found on...

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Find an HIV Testing Site

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Find an HIV Testing Site

Use any of these tools to find a location near you that offers confidential, anonymous or free HIV testing. Just enter your zip code and the tool will find a location for you.   Find HIV/AIDS Prevention & Service Providers GO Enter your location, such as: “Washington, DC”, or “20002”. For more information on this widget, please visit AIDS.gov. Please contact contact@aids.gov with any comments or concerns.   Find HIV/AIDS Prevention & Service Providers Enter your address, city and state, or ZIP Code:...

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Medwiser Launches Global AIDS Prevention Society

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Medwiser Launches Global AIDS Prevention Society

Medwiser launched the Global AIDS Prevention Society (GAPS) to act as a fundraising arm for the organization. Medwiser.org will continue to serve as the organizations online platform. The Global AIDS Prevention Society will accompany Medwiser’s effort to conduct fundraising operations to grow the organization. The organization has experienced tremendous growth purely with the help of volunteers. Our online HIV/AIDS content site has reached more than 80,000 individuals in the past 12 months. Medwiser has provided this HIV content to...

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Medwiser educates 191 countries globally

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Medwiser educates 191 countries globally

Medwiser.org has helped to educate individuals in 192 countries in the past 12 months. This includes 80,800 users who have visited our educational website from the following countries: 1. United States 2. United Kingdom 3. Australia 4. Canada 5. South Africa 6. India 7. Germany 8. Kenya 9. Netherlands 10. Trinidad and Tobago 11. Nigeria 12. Jamaica 13. Brazil 14. Malaysia 15. Indonesia 16. France 17. Philippines 18. Thailand 19. Barbados 20. Singapore 21. United Arab Emirates 22. Spain 23. Denmark 24. Saudi Arabia 25. Norway 26. Sweden 27....

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Medwiser’s impact in 2013

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Medwiser’s impact in 2013

As the holidays and new year approach, I want to thank all of the volunteers who have helped support Medwiser in the past year. Medwiser has achieved some pretty awesome things in 2013. I am sure it will be a year we will look back on proudly. Here are just some of the amazing things we have accomplished: Launched an awesome new website In June Medwiser.org re-launched and nearly a month after traffic to the website skyrocketed! Created impressive content Viewed by over 8000 users a month, the content on Medwiser.org has engaged...

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Medwiser website engagement is shocking

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Medwiser website engagement is shocking

When it was first brought to my attention, I couldn’t believe it. Not only was the Medwiser.org website being viewed by over 8,200 visitors a month, but our engagement of readers rivaled some of the most popular websites on the internet! Using a powerful engagement statistic called bounce rate, or the number of visitors to a website that leave a website after reading one article, Medwiser performed better than CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Fox News and other HIV related websites like Aids.gov. As you can see in the above infographic,...

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Sometimes cookies are a good thing

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Sometimes cookies are a good thing

Some people think cookies are bad for you. They may increase your blood sugar, weight or have other adverse health consequences. However, when it comes to HATS software, cookies are essential. They need to be enabled for the software to work. This video shows an error with HATS being resolved after enabling cookies from third party providers: How to enable cookies Here are links to instructions for popular browsers including Chrome, Internet explorer, Firefox, and  Safari. If your browser is not listed you might find it with this Google...

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World AIDS Day Launch

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World AIDS Day Launch

This week was the 25th anniversary of World AIDS Day.  December 1st is the day committed to raise awareness of the global pandemic responsible for the lives of millions. On this day, Medwiser was proud to release HATS–the HIV AIDS Test Screening software. This educational tool is one of the most advanced of its kind, employing artificial intelligence to let individuals know if they need to get tested. Why is HATS is so important? 20% of people with HIV don’t know they are infected and then unknowingly infect others. Making people aware...

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What if Cancer got AIDS?

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What if Cancer got AIDS?

At first, this question might seem ridiculous. But that’s exactly what happened to a 7-year-old Pennsylvania girl named Emma. Well, sort of. When she was just 5 years old, Emma was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. After being treated with chemotherapy for over a year, her cancer relapsed and she took a turn for the worse. When it looked like Emma had run out of options, her parents signed her up for an experimental treatment in which she would be given genetically modified HIV to help her fight her cancer. The Human...

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OraSure’s OraQuick In Home HIV test

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OraSure’s OraQuick In Home HIV test

Home HIV test is as easy as swabbing your cheek There are many reasons that people may avoid being tested for HIV. Arguably the two of the biggest reasons involve the fear of getting a positive test result, and the fear that your privacy and confidentiality would be violated. The latter of these fears can be reduced thanks to the foresight and work of a company named OraSure Technologies.  OraSure has developed an at home HIV test called OraQuick In-home HIV test, which would allow someone to find out whether or not they have the virus within...

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