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CDC Releases Data on New Cases of HIV

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Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data on HIV incidence in the United States from 2007 to 2010. There were an estimated 47,500 new HIV infections in 2010, and incidence remains relatively stable at about 50,000. Data from this report also show two noteworthy trends; first, between 2008 and 2010, new…

Storify: Curating Social Media for Worlds AIDS Day 2012

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On December 1, 2012, agencies across the U.S. Government joined together to observe World AIDS Day. To demonstrate the theme of “Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation,” agencies used social media to share policy updates, release new data, promote HIV testing, and address HIV stigma. Social media moves fast, so you may have missed some…

Working to Address HIV/AIDS in Native American Communities

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In her statement last week on the observance of National Native American Heritage Month, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius reiterated the Department’s commitment to ensuring the health and well being of all Americans. She highlighted examples of how the Department is working to reduce the health disparities that have burdened American Indians…

National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) – Monday (October 15)

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Between September 15 and October 15, we remember and honor the great contributions and legacy of Latino Americans to this country. Their contributions are part of the fabric that makes up the rich diversity of this nation. But being a Latino in the United States also brings challenges in health and health care, including the…

AIDS.gov Observes National Latino AIDS Awareness Day: Fostering Communication and Using New Media throughout the Years

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As we approach National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), I am reminded of work I began in 1991 when I worked full-time with the National Council of La Raza to develop technical assistance for HIV programs serving Latinos. The impact of HIV on Latinos was profound in the early 1990s. In 1990, according to CDC,…

Diferencias geográficas en la infección por el VIH entre hispanos o latinos en 46 estados y Puerto Rico, 2010

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Con motivo del Día Nacional Latino para la Concientización del Sida este 15 de octubre, los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades publicaron hoy en el Informe Semanal de Morbilidad y Mortalidad (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report o MMWR) los resultados de un nuevo estudio titulado “Diferencias geográficas en la infección por…

Reflections on NMAC’s Summit to End HIV/AIDS in America

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In a post last week, we shared highlights from the Summit to End HIV/AIDS in America, organized by the National Minority AIDS Council   (NMAC). Held prior to the start of the 2012 U.S. Conference on AIDS, also organized by NMAC, the Summit facilitated two days of intensive dialogue among about 150 participants from across…

Stopping the Spread of HIV Among Latinos

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In observance of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day on October 15, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released today in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) the results of a new study, “Geographic Differences in HIV Infection Among Hispanics or Latinos — 46 States and Puerto Rico, 2010.” Study authors looked at the…