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National Native HIV and AIDS Awareness Day

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For the fourth year in a row, on March 20, many communities around our country will stop to observe National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD). The National Native HIVAIDS Awareness Day Planning Committee comprised of representatives from Colorado State University’s Commitment to Action for 7th-Generation Awareness & Education: HIV/AIDS Prevention Project , the Inter Tribal…

March 10 – Redoubling Our Efforts on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD)

Today, we commemorate the 5th annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to participate in a briefing held by the National Alliance for State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) and the HHS Office on Women’s Health with important leaders in Congress. The event highlighted how the domestic epidemic is…

Organizations Serving Youth of Color: Using New Media to Enhance Programs

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Advocates for Youth

Last month we had the pleasure of speaking at the Advocates for Youth roundtable in Washington, DC for its Youth of Color Initiative (funded through the CDC’s Division of Adolescent School Health). The participants were grantees who receive seed grants and capacity building services.We asked Urooj Arshad, Program Manager for the Youth of Color Initiative…

What is the United State’s Plan to Respond to HIV on the Home Front? National AIDS Strategy Public Meeting

National HIVAIDS Strategy Public Meeting

On Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 2 pm, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) and HHS will provide an update on the framework for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and provide an opportunity for participants to meet the Federal HIV/AIDS Interagency Working Group. This group is made up of representatives from agencies…

New Avenues for Expression and Engagement with Youth around Sexual Health Information

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Sex::Tech 2010

The Internet Sexuality Information Services, Inc. (ISIS) hosts an annual conference on using technology to increase access to sexual health information among youth — and Sex::Tech is less than two weeks away! As ISIS’ Margaret Lucas told us, "Sex::Tech brings together leaders in the fields of STD/HIV prevention, education, unplanned pregnancy prevention, government and technology…

What if Your Organization Doesn’t Have Enough Computers to go Around?

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We often talk about the ease of using new media tools, and the fact that many of them are free or low-cost ways to get the word out about your services and resources. But what if your organization doesn’t have enough computers to go around? And what type of assistance do experts in the HIV…

Reaching the Right People with the Right Tools for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

HIV/AIDS Prevention: A Choice and a Lifestyle. Save the Date, 2/7/2010. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

I recently had a conversation with LaMont “Montee” Evans of Healthy Black Communities to talk about plans for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). On February 7, 2010, the nation will recognize NBHAAD for the 10th year. Evans serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Healthy Black Communities, Inc., the lead organization on the Strategic…

Help for Haiti

Help for Haiti

The earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, caused devastating damage and cost thousands of lives in and around the capital city of Port-au-Prince. Our heartfelt condolences are with those feeling the repercussions of the this tragedy around the world, including members of our own AIDS.gov team.