Last week, Pretty Lights stunned fans with his announcement of a new direction, emphasizing more live band work with a new song called “Only Yesterday” featuring members of Lettuce, Break Science and more. Naturally, what does one do when they want a heavy dose of live music? Visit New Orleans, of course.That’s where Pretty Lights and the Analog Future Band found themselves last night, as they headlined the BUKU Music & Arts Festival. Not only did PL headline with the band, but he was scheduled to perform at the Joy Theater for a late night party featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band Horns.An additional secret after party took place on the streets of NOLA, as Pretty Lights shared the above photo with the caption “PLay a secret set in NOLA .” Fans could not have been happier to witness this intimate, late-night dance party.Check out some fan-shot footage of the secret set, courtesy of Cy Desormeaux on YouTube:The fans couldn’t have been happier.I just witnessed a secret pretty lights set in New Orleans and just met datsik. my life cannot be better.— Gaby Hidalgo (@gabyhidalg0) March 13, 2016Some enamored reactions from around the web:3 @PrettyLights sets in one night…and one of them under a bridge in New Orleans. Wow. Thank you Buku. pic.twitter.com/MjY8iZ40v7— Pal-Jacik (@Blaking_Bad) March 13, 2016 This is how close I was to @PrettyLights last night at the secret set. Unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/yTX8QVByGV— Nas Kabbani (@anaskabbani10) March 13, 2016Keep on rocking it, PL Fam.
Exposure to community violence may put the health of youth born with HIV infection at risk, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers. They found that children and youth with perinatal HIV (PHIV) who reported exposure to violence in the past year—34 percent of the nearly 300 U.S. youth studied— had a higher risk of having unsuppressed viral loads (uncontrolled HIV) and poorer immunological outcomes, compared with youth with PHIV without recent violence exposure.The study, the first of its kind focused specifically on youth with PHIV, appeared in the July 2016 print edition of Journal of Adolescent Health. The paper was also featured in an editorial that appeared in the same issue.The results are from the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS), a multi-site, long-term follow-up study of children, youth, and young adults in the U.S. exposed to HIV at birth or who have had HIV since birth. PHACS is funded by nine NIH Institutes and the NIH Office of AIDS Research.The researchers analyzed data from 268 youth with perinatal HIV infection who were between the ages of 8 and 15. Recent violence exposure was defined as direct victimization or indirect exposure to at least one of seven types of violent acts in the youths’ communities in the past year, ranging from hearing gunshots in the neighborhood to sexual assault. Physical health outcomes of youth with PHIV who had recent violence exposure were compared to those of youth with PHIV with no recent violence exposure. Read Full Story