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Miguel Gomez

Director, AIDS.gov, and Senior Communications Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

The HHS Office of HIV/AIDS Policy on Bullying and Teen Suicide

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We recently wrote a post about the very serious problem of bullying and teen suicide. Children or adolescents who are, or are perceived to be, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are at particular risk. People from across the country and around the world, including President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton, have created videos…

HHS Secretary Addresses Bullying and Teen Suicide

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The problems of bullying and suicide are serious—and children or adolescents who are, or are perceived to be, LGBT are at particular risk. We would like to note that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Education Secretary Arne Duncan highlighted this issue in op-ed pieces in several major city newspapers. Please see the full article below….

Greater Than AIDS Campaign’s “Deciding Moments”

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Greater Than AIDS, a campaign to respond to the AIDS crisis with a focus on African American communities in the U.S., recently launched the next phase of its national media campaign, Deciding Moments. The campaign is using a variety of traditional and new media tools such as videos and social networking sites (like Facebook and…

James Albino on the NHAS and the Latino Community

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As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the White House Meeting on Implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy in the Latino Community meeting was held on September 23 (view the video of the meeting ). After the meeting, James Albino, Senior Program Manager in the White House Office of National AIDS Policy shared with me…

Latino Community Leaders Meet in Washington D.C. to Talk about HIV

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There were two events last week where leaders from the Latino community came together to talk about HIV. The first event was a meeting at the White House on implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy in the Latino Community. Watch a recorded video of the event here . In addition, the Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA)…

HHS Awards $3.5 Million to Expand HIV/AIDS Care Capacity for Minorities

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Earlier this month, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced two grants totaling more than $3.5 million to reach beyond the Ryan White Program – the federally funded program that provides care and treatment to about half a million Americans living with HIV/AIDS – and provide expanded care and treatment for minority patients that have been impacted…

Youth, New Media, and HIV/AIDS: amfAR Congressional Briefing

Youth, New Media, and HIV/AIDS: amfAR Congressional Briefing

Yesterday I had the pleasure of participating in a Congressional briefing sponsored by amfAR, HIV/AIDS and Youth: Moving Toward an HIV-Free Generation . During my presentation, "Youth HIV/AIDS Education 2.0: Applying New Media to Extend the Reach of HIV/AIDS Programs " (you can view the presentation slides on SlideShare ), I addressed four major themes:…

U.S. Conference on AIDS 2010 Wrap Up

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We’re back from the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) that was held last week in Orlando, Florida. Sponsored by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), USCA is the largest HIV/AIDS conference in the country and brings together leaders from across the U.S. to address issues that face us all. From the opening plenary, focused…