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Resource to Help in Addressing HIV Among Latino Gay Men

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A new report [pdf] from the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) provides insights on the HIV/AIDS crisis among Latino gay men in the United States. Designed to assist and inform effective Federal, state and local public health responses to HIV and STDs among this population, the report summarizes the findings of…

National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Howard K. Koh, M.D., M.P.H.

“Saving face can’t make you safe. Talk about HIV ­– for me, for you, for everyone.” That’s the motto for National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on May 19. According to the Banyan Tree Project, which sponsors this Awareness Day on behalf of a wide cross-section of organizations serving Asians and Pacific Islanders: “Saving…

Honoring Dr. Mark Colomb’s Contribution to the Response to HIV

Dr. Mark Colomb

This week we lost another leader in the HIV community. Dr. Mark Colomb (1963-2011) was passionately committed to Mississippi and other southern communities; and he focused on responding to the needs of Black men who have sex with men. Dr. Colomb participated in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) consultation which resulted in the…

Defying the Odds: End the Rise of HIV/AIDS in Native American Communities

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HIV remains a highly stigmatized condition. It is a serious medical condition and people still die of AIDS.  Nonetheless, we have highly effective treatments for people living with HIV and better tools than ever before to prevent infection. As uncomfortable as it may be for some people to talk about HIV and AIDS, discussing the…

Dr. Eric Goosby’s Story: Fighting HIV/AIDS Around the Globe

Ambassador Eric Goosby

Ed. Note: This post is part of the Celebrating Black History Month series, which highlights African Americans from across the Administration whose work contributes to the President's goals for winning the future. I live by the motto “To Live and To Serve.” In addition to the great influence of my mother and father, this perspective…

A Deciding Moment for America

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This month marks Black History Month and includes the observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (February 7). According to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, Black Americans are disproportionally affected by HIV and "prevention efforts should acknowledge the heavy burden of HIV among Black Americans and target resources appropriately". I spoke with colleagues from Greater Than…

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Coming Together to Fight HIV/AIDS

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To commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Senior Advisor to President Obama Valerie Jarrett shared her heart-felt thoughts on the importance of combating HIV/AIDS. Watch her video message: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness is not just a day to increase awareness, but a day to act on your own health. Do you know your status? If…

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Kevin Fenton: Health Protection Perspectives

Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to reflect on the lives touched by and lost to HIV/AIDS. In the United States, HIV continues to take its toll on African Americans, who have the highest rates of HIV infection of all races. Blacks make up just 14 percent of the U.S. population, yet…

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