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Celebrating Black Voices’ One Year Anniversary for NBHAAD

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As we commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on February 7, we are proud to mark the one-year anniversary of the AIDS.gov Black Voices blog. This blog series is part of a continuing effort to shed light on important social media and HIV-related topics for the community, by the community. In addition to reflecting on…

White House National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event Highlights Two New Initiatives

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Two new initiatives focused on addressing the disproportionate impact of HIV among African Americans were among the issues highlighted during a roundtable discussion held this week by the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP).  ONAP Director Mr. Douglas Brooks, MSW, convened the February 4 gathering of federal colleagues and community leaders to mark…

Progress on HIV among African Americans, Still a Long Way to Go

Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH

February 7 marks the 15th year of the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day observance. This day is a call to action for communities across the country to come together to reduce the burden of HIV and AIDS in Black America. We begin 2015 with hopeful signs that we, as a nation, are beginning to make…

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Reducing HIV Among African American Communities

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Like so many Americans, I have seen the tragedy first hand, of friends lost to HIV/ AIDS. I’ve also seen the hope of those living with HIV as we continue to work toward an AIDS free generation. Each February 7th, we mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). It’s an opportunity for all of us…

Black Voices: 7 Inspiring MLK Quotes & New Media

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January 18th is Martin Luther King Day. We honor the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For his birthday, the AIDS.gov Black Voices bloggers share reflections on their favorite quote from Dr. King as inspiration for our work towards an AIDS-free generation. We are also using the power of social media to visually extend the reach…

Black Voices: HIV from a Friend’s Perspective

Anthony Roberts, Jr.

As an HIV-negative, black, gay male, I can’t pretend to know the feelings and emotions that come with discovering that you are HIV-positive. However, what I do know is that I have chosen to use my skills in marketing and communications to inform, influence, advocate, and serve as an ally for individuals near and far…

Black Voices Bloggers on World AIDS Day 2014

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December 1st was World AIDS Day, and the U.S. Government theme for this year was ‘Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation.” In recognition of this global observance in the HIV community, the AIDS.gov Black Voices bloggers shared their individual perspectives on one question: Is World AIDS Day a celebration or a call to action? “World…

Conversations in 2014: HIV Care and Treatment

Ron Valdiserri and Carl Dieffenbach

As partners around the world gear up for the annual observance of World AIDS Day on December 1, we at AIDS.gov are taking a moment to look back on some of our 2014 blog posts that we thought were particularly important.  Today, we share some of our blogs about efforts to enhance the treatment and…