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Tobacco Use Critical Issue for People with HIV

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Today, we join the World Health Organization (WHO) in recognizing World No Tobacco Day and the global devastation caused by tobacco use. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death worldwide. The global tobacco epidemic kills nearly six million people each year, including 600,000 from secondhand smoke. If current trends continue, tobacco use will…

HRSA Announces $70M Grant Competition for HIV/AIDS Services for Women, Infants, Children and Youth

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Last week, the HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part D Grants for Coordinated HIV Services and Access to Research for Women, Infants, Children, and Youth (WICY). According to HRSA the entire $70 million Part D program is…

President Obama announces new efforts to end the AIDS epidemic in the United States

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President Barack Obama today announced accelerated efforts to increase the availability of treatment to people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States in conjunction with World AIDS Day 2011.  The president directed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to invest approximately $50 million in new funding to support AIDS Drug Assistance Programs…

Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus Launched

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Five Members of Congress gathered outside the Capitol on Thursday morning, September 15, to announce the formation of the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus. Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced the bipartisan Caucus, noting that it had 59 members as of its debut and it would be welcoming additional Members in the weeks ahead. Joining Congresswoman Lee at

“FACING AIDS together, with YOU”: Communities Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day

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Woman holding Facing AIDS sign that reads 'I am 71... Facing AIDS with dignity and courage!

Last week for World AIDS Day (December 1) we were honored to join colleagues and friends around the world in Facing AIDS. Over 1,300 photos were uploaded to Flickr, saying why you were Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day.

President Obama Welcomes New HIV Prevention Research Results

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Institutes of Health announced findings on recent HIV prevention research.  The study finds that a daily dose of an oral antiretroviral drug taken by HIV-negative gay and bisexual men reduced the risk of acquiring HIV infection by 43.8 percent, and had even higher rates of effectiveness, up to 73…

SAMHSA is Facing World AIDS Day

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An estimated 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV and one out of five individuals doesn’t know they are infected. [1] World AIDS Day is observed annually on December 1 to raise awareness about HIV, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services [2] and…

November’s Top 10 Ways the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Improves the National Response to HIV/AIDS

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Last week, we announced that we’d be posting monthly National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) Top Ten lists to reinforce key parts of the NHAS. Today’s post is November’s Top Ten list. By 2015, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy aims to: Reduce new HIV infections Lower the annual number of new infections by 25% Reduce HIV transmission by…

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