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Making History: Eliminating Viral Hepatitis Disparities in the African American Community

J. Nadine Gracia

During February’s observance of African American History Month, please join us in working to end the unfortunate history of viral hepatitis’ disproportionate impact on the African American community.  This Administration is working hard to reduce and eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity. Unfortunately, viral hepatitis is a health problem that is often overlooked by…

AIDS 2012 Abstract Deadline Approaching

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We want to draw your attention to an important deadline for the upcoming International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012). The deadline for submitting abstracts for the conference is Wednesday, February 15. We encourage authors to visit the conference website to review submission guidelines . For U.S. authors, please note: the strict midnight deadline applies to Central…

Dr. Katabira to Present on AIDS 2012 at HHS

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The HHS Office of Global Affairs will host an educational forum for Federal staff with Dr. Elly Katabira, President of the International AIDS Society  (IAS) and International Chair of the XIX International AIDS Conference  (AIDS 2012), on Friday, February 10, from 1:00–2:00 p.m. Dr. Katabira will discuss the historic nature of AIDS 2012 during the forum, “AIDS…

February PACHA Meeting to Focus on Women and Girls

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The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will convene February 28 and 29 in Washington, DC. Among the many items on the agenda for the 45th meeting of the PACHA, two are of particular note: A conversation with Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius on a variety of issues, including the implementation of…

Facebook, Instant Messaging, Skype and More—To Encourage HIV Testing

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Last month, we attended the 9th Annual National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities (AAMSM) in New Orleans, LA,  to encourage the use of new media in HIV/AIDS programs. Over 350 federal, state, and local health officials, community based organizations (CBOs), HIV/AIDS service providers, and community leaders gathered to share…

Commemorating National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Valerie Jarrett , Senior Advisor to the President

On this, the 12th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, I remember my sister-in-law’s fight with the disease. Tragically, she did not win that fight – she left behind a devastated husband and five-year old daughter. But it is in her memory, and the memory of all the friends and loved ones we have lost,…

Conversations on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

James Albino

February 7, 2012 marks the 12th year for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), a national community mobilization initiative that focuses on promoting HIV education, testing, involvement, and treatment to African Americans, who are disproportionately at risk for HIV/AIDS. As part of the Federal observance of NBHAAD, I spoke with three people who are helping…

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day– February 7

Dr. Kevin Fenton

(This message is also available on video.) On this National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we have greater opportunity than ever before to reverse the HIV epidemic in Black America and the nation as a whole. Today, we have a National HIV/AIDS Strategy that directs the nation to focus its prevention efforts on communities at greatest…

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