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Let’s Stop HIV Together

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched today a new national HIV awareness campaign, Let’s Stop HIV Together.  The nationwide campaign takes aim at the stigma and complacency fueling the HIV epidemic in the United States. Research shows that while most Americans understand…

Engaging with Communities of Color Using New Media

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Panelists for the May 2012 AIDS.gov New Media and Communities of Color Discussion

Racial and ethnic minorities have been disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS since the beginning of the epidemic and, according to CDC data, represent the majority of new AIDS diagnoses, new HIV infections, people living with HIV/AIDS, and AIDS deaths. At the same time, the Pew Internet & American Life Project recently reported  that communities of color…

Second Anniversary of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Ronald Valdiserri

Two years ago today, President Obama released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), the nation’s first-ever comprehensive coordinated HIV/AIDS plan for responding to the domestic epidemic, which articulated clear and measurable targets to be achieved by 2015. On this occasion, it is appropriate to pause and reflect on the noteworthy progress made over the past two…

AIDS 2012: Listening, Learning and Working Together to Help Turn the Tide

Dr. Howard Koh

This week, many in the HIV community are finalizing plans for participation in AIDS 2012 — be it in person, via webcast, or via social media. I feel honored to join my federal colleagues to prepare for the U.S. government’s presence at this historic meeting. The current wave of activities reminds me of the preparation…

Podcast Available for AIDS-Free Generation Webinar

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On June 26, 2012, in recognition of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), AIDS.gov convened the “HIV Testing for an AIDS-Free Generation” webinar. Approximately 2,000 federal stakeholders, grantees and federal staff from 900 listening sites heard from senior federal HIV leadership from across the U.S. government about HIV testing and related issues. Here are some highlights:…

Identifying Common, Core Indicators to Monitor HHS-Funded HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment, and Care Services

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On June 7th, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) held a consultation in Washington, DC to finalize a set of common, core indicators to monitor outcomes for HHS-funded HIV prevention, treatment, and care services. As many know first-hand, grantees providing HIV services often receive funding…

AIDS 2012 and “The State of New Media and HIV”

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Ingrid Floyd

This year’s International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) will mark a historic time in the fight against HIV given that we have seen such improvements in treatment and prevention approaches nationally and globally over the past year. Also, given the location in Washington D.C., there are many opportunities to have a large U.S. presence and to…

HRSA Announces 4 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Reauthorization Virtual Listening Sessions July 9-18

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As part of planning for the 2013 reauthorization of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau will be holding four webcast stakeholder listening sessions beginning next week. These listening sessions—organized by geographic region (Southern, 7/9/12; Midwestern, 7/11/12; Western, 7/16/12; and Northeastern, 7/18/12)—offer a forum for stakeholders to provide…