Education

At The Reginald and Dionne Smith Foundation, Inc. (RDSF) we believe that education is a “right” for those infected and affected by illnesses such as HIV/AIDS and viral Hepatitis. We recognize that education forms the very essence of how successful we all are at overcoming illnesses, because how we respond is influenced greatly by what we know and have learned, either through instructions, observation, or assimilation. As individuals dedicated to extending and improving the lives of those with illnesses such as HIV/AIDS and viral Hepatitis, we accept the responsibility of helping to provide useful education to men and women living with the diseases, their partners, family members, and advocates.

HIV

    March 8, 2019 March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), an observance sponsored by the Office on Women’s Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. This year’s theme, “HIV Prevention Starts with Me,” reminds us that everyone, regardless of their HIV status, can make… Read more »

Hepatitis

    By Jennifer Acosta Scott Medically Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD March 08, 2018 The hepatitis C virus can cause an infection that, if left untreated, may result in liver cancer, liver damage such as cirrhosis, and other complications. But despite the seriousness of the virus, many people are confused about… Read more »

    Proportion of transplants related to alcohol doubles in 15 years, study says. By Don Rauf January 28, 2019 For decades, chronic hepatitis C has been the leading reason for liver transplant in the United States. Improved hepatitis treatment and evolving attitudes toward alcohol-related liver disease may be changing that. New… Read more »