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Deb LeBel

Partnerships Specialist, AIDS.gov 

“HIV over 50: Get Educated, Get Tested!”

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We often hear that only young people are spending time online, but data shows that more and more people over 50 are also spending time online. The Pew Internet & American Life Project provides a picture of how people aged 50 and older are using new media and how they use it to find health…

National HIV Testing Day – It’s about YOU

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Real Stories. Real People

Saturday, June 27th was National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). For the past month, we’ve focused on real stories by real people about what taking an HIV test meant to them, through our “I Know, I Took the Test ” blog series and widget. We highlighted real personal HIV testing stories collected by organizations such as…

I Know. I Took The Test: Stories from The National Association of People with AIDS

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National Association of People Living with AIDS

Interview of Tom Kujawski So far in our “I Know. I Took The Test” blog series, we’ve shared compelling HIV testing videos from the Southern AIDS Living Quilt and POZ . Today I’m excited to highlight a different kind of initiative — This is My Story — that shows the power of the written word….

Mobilizing for National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2009

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National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

By Deb LeBel and Tseli Mohammed On June 8th we will join our partners in observing National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NCAHAAD) . NCAHAAD is an HIV mobilization effort designed to encourage Caribbean-American and Caribbean-born individuals, across the United States and its territories, to get educated, tested, treated, and involved. Since NCAHAAD is only…

Turning Compassion into Action for National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Today is National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NAPIHAAD). This year’s theme is “After a quarter century of HIV, compassion isn’t enough—Take action now!” I spoke with David Stupplebeen of the Banyan Tree Project (“BTP” – the partnership that plans and implements the day) about what you can do to turn compassion into…

Quest for an HIV Vaccine Continues: HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

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HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD

Wear the upside-down AIDS ribbon to create a “V” for “vaccine” and the vision of a world without AIDS. Recently I talked with Kathy Stover from NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) — the lead organizer for HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD) – May 18. As HVAD approaches, I wanted to learn…