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2012 U.S. Conference on AIDS Begins This Weekend

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The annual U.S. Conference on AIDS   (USCA) began this weekend. You can follow us on Twitter (#usca2012). Beginning Monday, we’ll share brief daily highlights from the conference focusing particularly on issues related to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). Organized by the National Minority AIDS Council  (NMAC), the conference brings together more than 2,000 participants from…

Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund Supports $14.2 Million in Awards to 8 States to Improve HIV Testing and Engagement in Care

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This week, our partners at CDC announced that eight state health departments have been awarded a total of $14.2 million in first-year funding under a new, innovative, three-year cross-HHS demonstration project aligned with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). The eight states – Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia – have a…

Conversations from AIDS 2012: Ron Valdiserri and Terrance Moore on Addressing HIV Disparities Among Black Gay & Bisexual Men

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Editor’s Note: We had opportunities to catch up with so many great partners on so many important issues while at the XIX International Conference on AIDS (AIDS 2012) last week, we’ll continue bringing you interviews this week and next. In this conversation from AIDS 2012, Dr. Ron Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases…

HIV/AIDS in the Nation’s Capitol

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On Tuesday, Whitman Walker Health Center of Washington, DC, hosted “Return to Lisner: A Forum on HIV/AIDS” to discuss the current state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The event marked the 29th anniversary of DC’s first HIV/AIDS forum at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium. Jeanne White-Ginder, the mother of Ryan White, an Indiana teenager who died…

USG @ AIDS 2012 Video: Phill Wilson and Miguel Gomez

Phill Wilson and Miguel Gomez at AIDS 2012

In his remarks at the Monday plenary of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), Phill Wilson, Founder and Executive Director of the Black AIDS Institute and member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, gave delegates an update on the epidemic in the United States. “We are at a deciding moment in the trajectory…

Conversations from AIDS 2012: Ron Valdiserri and Dawn Averitt Bridge on Expanding Public Awareness of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

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At the XIX International Conference on AIDS (AIDS 2012)  on Tuesday July 24, 2012, Dr. Ron Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, caught up with Ms. Dawn Averitt Bridge, Founder and Chair of The Well Project . They discussed National HIV Awareness Month  (NHAM) and the importance of expanding and sustaining the American public’s concern about…

Indian Health Service at the AIDS 2012 Conference

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As the Indian Health Service (IHS) prepares to participate in the AIDS 2012  conference later this week, I am reminded of both the mission of the Indian Health Service and the importance of collaboration with our partners within the HIV community. The IHS is fully committed to helping our nation move toward an AIDS- free…

Engaging with Communities of Color Using New Media

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Panelists for the May 2012 AIDS.gov New Media and Communities of Color Discussion

Racial and ethnic minorities have been disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS since the beginning of the epidemic and, according to CDC data, represent the majority of new AIDS diagnoses, new HIV infections, people living with HIV/AIDS, and AIDS deaths. At the same time, the Pew Internet & American Life Project recently reported  that communities of color…

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