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U.S. Conference on AIDS 2013 – Highlights from Day 3

Mondo

Some of yesterday’s highlights from the 2013 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA): The Importance of Patient-Provider Conversations Addressing a vital aspect of retention in HIV care during a plenary session, acclaimed photographer Duane Cramer and fashion designer Mondo Guerra from Project Runway—both of whom are living with HIV— highlighted the importance of continued open and…

U.S. Conference on AIDS 2013 – Highlights from Day 1

USCA Federal Panel

The annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) opened yesterday, Sunday, September 8, 2013 in New Orleans. Organized by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), the conference has drawn more than 1,700 stakeholders from all fronts of the HIV/AIDS epidemic—from case managers and physicians, to public health workers and advocates, people living with HIV/AIDS, and policymakers…

Webinar: PrEP Initiation and Adherence among Black Men who have Sex with Men (BMSM) in Three U.S. Cities

HIV Prevention Trails Network 073

Please join the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) launch of a Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) study for Black men who have sex with men (BMSM). The new study, HPTN 073, is a demonstration project designed to see if BMSM are willing to use Truvada® for PrEP. Date: Wed, Aug 14, 2013 Time: 2:00 PM EDT Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes…

AIDS Service Center NYC’s New Media Evolution

ASCNYC

Editor’s Note: We invited AIDS Service Center NYC to share how using new media extends the reach of their HIV work. Two staff members shared their unique experiences working with one of the communities most impacted by HIV: young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Ramona’s Story (Director of Prevention Services) As a social…

The HIV Care Continuum Initiative: The Next Step of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Secretary Sebelius and Valerie Jarett

Three years ago, President Obama announced an historic comprehensive plan to help turn the tide on HIV/AIDS in the United States: the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The Strategy has given a new sense of direction, and purpose in our fight against HIV and AIDS. Since the Strategy’s release, scientific developments have advanced our understanding of how…

Using Video to Share your Story: An Interview with KenLikeBarbie

Ken Like Barbie YouTube Channel

We’ve previously featured Ken Williams’ videos on this blog. As an African American man living with HIV, Ken uses YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to share his story. As we approach National HIV Testing Day on June 27, we sat down with Ken (actually, we “hungout” on Google+) to learn more about how he uses…

Implementing HIV Prevention Methods on the Local Level: Mario Perez Discusses Use of PrEP in Los Angeles County

Mario Perez

As outlined in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, one of the key steps to successfully reducing the number of new HIV infections in the U.S. is expanding targeted HIV prevention efforts using a combination of effective, evidence-based approaches. Recently, we had the opportunity to speak with Mario Pérez, Director of the Division of HIV and STD…

HHS Launches Information Is Powerful Medicine Campaign

Information is Powerful Medicine

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is proud to announce the launch of the Information Is Powerful Medicine campaign. The campaign contributes to Department-wide efforts guided by the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) to improve health outcomes for all people living with HIV/AIDS. Focusing specifically on Black gay, bisexual,…