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Deb LeBel

Partnerships Specialist, AIDS.gov 

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD)

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Today is the 7th annual observance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD). This year’s theme reminds us that Aging is a part of life: HIV doesn’t have to be. To further the goals of reducing new cases of HIV among older people and supporting those who are living with HIV, we would like to…

Today is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD)

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Today is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD). This observance brings together young leaders, national community partners and many other organizations and individual nation-wide to foster a better response to the HIV epidemic. The national lead for NYHAAD is Advocates for Youth A simple way for all of us to help observe NYHAAD…

Help end HIV stigma by #FacingAIDS

Help put an end to stigma by #facingAIDS

At AIDS.gov we have been excited to see how the use of hashtags has spread over the years into various social media platforms. What started with Twitter has expanded to other social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, Vine and others. For those of you unfamiliar, hashtags are those few, carefully chosen characters after a pound…

Good World AIDS Day. Good Planning.

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This year’s World AIDS Day observance on December 1 is the 25th commemoration of the opportunity to bring attention to the impact of the HIV epidemic. We at AIDS.gov know some event planners may not focus year round on HIV awareness, yet want to plan an activity for December 1. With this in mind, and building…

Encouraging HIV Testing with Video

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Our newest video, “Facing AIDS for National HIV Testing Day,” is a short, shareable video that anyone can use to jump-start a conversation with a loved one, to educate colleagues, to show at a local HIV awareness event, or share on social media. With the approach of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on June 27,…

Supporting National HIV Testing Day with New Media

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June 26 - National HIV Testing Day

With the annual observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on June 27, advocates, policy makers, healthcare providers, and others encourage people to “Take the Test. Take Control”. Since NHTD was first observed in 2005, we have seen a tremendous rise in the use of new media tools. In June 2010, AIDS.gov launched the HIV…

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and New Media

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National Native HIVAIDS Awareness Day Pin

Wednesday, March 20 is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD). While American Indians and Alaska Natives make up 1.7% (5.2 million people) of the total US population and accounted for <1% of new HIV infections in the U.S., but have one of the shortest survival times after HIV or AIDS diagnosis of all race/ethnicity groups….

Part II: Using Video to Mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD)

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Today we call our readers attention to three new videos released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): HIV Among African Americans  discusses the impact of HIV on African Americans and what actions can be taken to mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Factors Driving the HIV Epidemic Among African Americans  highlights social factors—often…