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HIV Care Continuum: Controlling the Virus is Key

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Today, CDC released a new Vital Signs Report on HIV. The data support the call-to-action to increase the number of people living with HIV who achieve viral suppression. Having very low levels of HIV in the body, achieved by taking antiretroviral medicines allows people living with HIV to have nearly normal lifespans and greatly reduces…

CDC Pre-Application Training Webinar Series for CBOs

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing pre-application trainings for CBOs interested in applying for Funding Opportunity PS15-1502: Comprehensive High-Impact Prevention Projects for Community-Based Organizations and/or other local, state, and federal funding opportunities. CDC is collaborating with funded Capacity Building Assistance providers to host a series of four live meeting webinar trainings….

Pre-Application TA Webinars for CDC CBO FOA

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Beginning this week, CDC will be offering pre-application technical assistance webinar conference calls for potential applicants under Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PS15-1502: Comprehensive High-Impact HIV Prevention Projects for Community-Based Organizations. The schedule is as follows: October 15th at 10:00 a.m. (EST) Conference Call Information Toll-free number: 888-469-0934 Participant Passcode: 1905653 October 17th at 2:00 p.m….

Too Few Latinos Living with HIV are Getting Adequate Treatment

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As National Latino AIDS Awareness Day approaches on October 15, I invite all of you to help change the course of HIV in Hispanic/Latino communities. Hispanics/Latinos represent one-sixth of the U.S. population, but account for over one-fifth of the nation’s new HIV infections. A number of challenges increase the burden of disease in these communities,…

USCA 2014: Federal HIV Programs in Spotlight

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Federal HIV programs were in the spotlight at the 2014 U.S. Conference on AIDS as Mr. Douglas Brooks, Director of the White House Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, led a plenary session featuring representatives of a diverse array of HIV activities from across the federal government. ONAP Priorities Mr. Brooks opened the session with video greetings…

CDC and HRSA Announce Funding Opportunities for HIV Prevention and Care

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Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced funding opportunities for HIV services that may be of interest to readers of the AIDS.gov blog. CDC Funding for High Impact HIV Prevention Programs for CBOs: Deadline November 14 CDC announced the availability of fiscal year 2015 funds…

A Prescription for Ending the HIV Epidemic

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Antiretroviral treatment can enable HIV-infected Americans to avoid the debilitating illnesses and premature death once nearly inescapable for people with the infection. Research has shown that, when taken consistently, these medications also greatly reduce transmission of the virus to others. In other words, if everyone in the United States who is infected with HIV took antiretroviral therapy…

CDC Posts 2014 State HIV Prevention Progress Report

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the first annual 2014 State HIV Prevention Progress Report [PDF 12.8MB]. This report shows that the nation’s HIV prevention goals are achievable, but closing gaps between states will be critical. “This report is a tool that can be used in conjunction with other sources of information…