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Sharpening Our Focus on Black MSM Vital to Meeting National Goals

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As we observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) 2014, we are reminded that African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV/AIDS in the United States. Among African Americans, gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (Black MSM) are especially hard hit, representing more than half of all estimated new HIV infections…

Progress on the HIV Continuum of Care Among Blacks

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Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new study, “Progress Along the Continuum of HIV Care Among Blacks with Diagnosed HIV— United States, 2010,” in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The study looked at outcomes for adult and adolescent blacks, both male and female, who have HIV for the…

Learning More About your Audiences: Communities of Color on Twitter

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Earlier this month we posted a blog on the Pew Internet and American Life Project’s  report about African Americans and technology use. The data in the Pew report revealed that almost a quarter of African Americans who are online access Twitter, with 40% of 18-29 year old African American internet users on the site. We…

Honor

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Today we celebrate the memory of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who devoted his life to creating a world in which all people would be treated equally. During his lifetime, Dr. King inspired countless individuals to work toward that end. Over 45 years after his untimely death, his legacy continues to motivate people…

Six out of Ten Uninsured African Americans May Be Eligible for Medicaid, CHIP or Tax Credits in the Health Insurance Marketplace

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Editor’s Note: People living with HIV need quality, affordable health coverage to help them stay healthy and live longer. Yet, nearly 30% of people living with HIV currently have no health insurance. Many of these individuals are African Americans, who are disproportionately impacted by the HIV epidemic. As this new HHS report notes: 95% of uninsured African…

The Black Treatment Advocates Network with Phill Wilson

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The Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN)  is a project of the Black AIDS Institute . The BTAN is an initiative is working to achieve the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy through educating individuals about the science of HIV, the biomedical advances in the treatment of HIV and AIDS, and the role those interventions play in prevention….

Access to Information is a Powerful Tool in Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation

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World AIDS Day is a tremendous opportunity for people worldwide to unite together in the fight against HIV.  A contribution to that fight here in the U.S. is the Information Is Powerful Medicine campaign. Launched earlier this year, the campaign contributes to Department-wide efforts guided by the National HIV/AIDS Strategy to improve health outcomes for…

Improving Health Outcomes for Racial/Ethnic Minorities Is Key Focus of FY13 Awards by Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund

Ronald Valdiserri

Consistent with the President’s request to sharpen our focus on improving outcomes along the HIV care continuum as we pursue the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) awards made by the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) funded a number of initiatives designed to do just that. A total of…