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HIV Prevention for Men Who Have Sex With Men in the United States

Earlier this month, Gregorio Millett, with the CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, gave two presentations on the critical HIV prevention needs of men who have sex with men (MSM) at the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston. The first was titled Responding to Risk Among U.S. MSM . The second was…

HHS Launches New Website: Stopbullying.gov

Today, HHS launches a new website called Stopbullying.gov. The site provides information from government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators, and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying. It also provides information on finding help if you, or someone you know, is being bullied. In October 2010, we posted twice…

Taking Action for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: What can you do?

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March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). This annual observance encourages people to take action around HIV and to educate each other about the epidemic’s impact on women and girls. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), “Women and girls of color—especially black women and girls—bear a…

Highlights From CROI

On Wednesday, March 2, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases at HHS spoke with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach about his reflections on the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston. Dr. Dieffenbach serves as the Director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious…

Podcasting CROI: Bringing the Science to You

I've been at the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) this week in Boston. As we mentioned in earlier posts and tweets, the CROI conference committee has been making scientific session available as webcasts and podcasts . As Dr. Valdiserri mentioned in last week's post, "The conference provides a critically important global forum…

2011 AIDS.gov Communication Strategy: Our Guiding Philosophy, Audiences, Activities, and More

Behind the scenes at AIDS.gov, we use an internal working plan to guide our ongoing communication activities and special initiatives. Recently, our team sat down to update our 2010 plan. It was a useful exercise for us to stop and look back at where we’ve been over the past year and discuss where we want…

A Deciding Moment for America

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This month marks Black History Month and includes the observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (February 7). According to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, Black Americans are disproportionally affected by HIV and “prevention efforts should acknowledge the heavy burden of HIV among Black Americans and target resources appropriately”. I spoke with colleagues from Greater Than…

M for mHealth, G for Glossary

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In the last year we have seen a marked increase in the use of cell phones and wireless Internet access. With research such as the Pew Internet & American Life Project Mobile Access 2010 (PDF 1.2MB) report, I am reminded as a Federal leader from NIH’s National Library of Medicine (NLM) that the Federal government…