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Using National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) to Redouble Our Efforts to Respond to the HIV Prevention and Care Needs of Latinos

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According to CDC estimates , 9,400 Latinos in the United States were newly infected with HIV in 2009. Latinos make up 16% of the U.S. population, but approximately 20% of new infections. Sixty-four percent (or nearly two-thirds) of all HIV infections in the Latino community occur among gay and bisexual men. Among women, 1,700 heterosexual…

Seattle Meeting Focuses on Ideas to Strengthen the HIV Workforce

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On October 4, 2011, the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) hosted the second in a series of five Implementation Dialogues in Seattle Washington at Swedish Medical Center. The theme for this meeting was “Building Capacity Within the HIV Workforce so that it Delivers What We Need Today and Tomorrow”. The meeting was an opportunity…

Road to AIDS 2012 Town Hall Meetings Kick Off

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Last month, the first Road to AIDS 2012 Town Hall meeting kicked off in San Francisco, California. This was the first of 15 meetings to be held across the country leading up to the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) (note: every Road to AIDS 2012 meeting…

Black Doctors Pursuing National HIV/AIDS Strategy Goals

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Mr. Christopher Bates

Recently, I had the opportunity to address more than 80 African American physicians gathered at an HIV/AIDS Symposium for Primary Care during the National Medical Association’s (NMA) annual convention here in Washington, DC. My remarks addressed the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and what black physicians can do to help the nation achieve the Strategy’s important…

Mobile Internet Use Surpassing Desktop Internet Use by 2014

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Seems like everything these days is mobile. According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project , “mobile internet refers to online access that occurs wirelessly using a handheld device or laptop computer. If home broadband is an “always on” connection, then mobile may be characterized as ‘always present’ for users.” Studies have projected that…

Capitol Hill Briefing Kicks Off Countdown to National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

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On Tuesday, September 20, I had the opportunity to speak at a briefing on Capitol Hill about National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). The briefing kicked off activities that will culminate in the annual observance of the AIDS awareness day on October 15. There was much discussion of data recently released by the Centers of…

Birmingham Kicks Off First of Five Fall Implementation Dialogues on the NHAS

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The first of a series of five Implementation Dialogues was held on September 27 in Birmingham, Alabama, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Robinson Stephens Preforming Arts Center.  The meeting focused on “Incorporating Prevention and Care Research Into HIV Programs” brought together speakers and panelists from across federal, state and local government, as…

Mobilizing Public and Private Sector Investments to Support Critical HIV Services

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The White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation and the Office of National AIDS Policy held a joint meeting on Friday, September 9th on “Mobilizing Public and Private Sector Investments to Support the Goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy,” in which 25

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