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Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy Committee submits 2022 annual report

BALTIMORE, MD—The Sexual Assault Evidence Kit (SAEK) Policy and Funding Committee has submitted its 2022 Annual Report, the fourth annual report since its creation in 2017. The Committee was established to create uniform, statewide policies regarding the collection, testing, and retention of medical forensic evidence in sexual assault cases and increase access to justice for sexual assault victims. The SAEK …


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On World AIDS Day, MDH reminds Marylanders that free HIV home testing is available

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health marked World AIDS Day on Tuesday, December 1, by encouraging Marylanders to take advantage of the HIV home-testing kits offered through the Virginia and Maryland Home HIV Testing Program. To help address a decline in individuals seeking HIV testing and care during the COVID-19 pandemic, the program now makes HIV home-testing kits available to …


Maryland Department of Health reports lowest number of new HIV cases in more than 30 years

Baltimore, MD—In advance of World AIDS Day on December 1, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) on Tuesday announced the lowest number of new HIV cases reported in Maryland in more than 30 years. For the first time since 1986, Maryland reported less than 1,000 new HIV diagnoses, putting the state on track to support the U.S. Department of Health …