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Commemorating National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

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On this National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, October 15, 2010, the leadership of the Hispanic/Latino HIV/AIDS community is assembling an impressive national grassroots network of community based organization and HIV/AIDS services providers to focus attention on the many challenges related to HIV prevention, testing, and treatment facing the Hispanic/Latino community. This year’s awareness day theme…

Greater Than AIDS Campaign’s “Deciding Moments”

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Greater Than AIDS, a campaign to respond to the AIDS crisis with a focus on African American communities in the U.S., recently launched the next phase of its national media campaign, Deciding Moments. The campaign is using a variety of traditional and new media tools such as videos and social networking sites (like Facebook and…

James Albino on the NHAS and the Latino Community

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As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the White House Meeting on Implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy in the Latino Community meeting was held on September 23 (view the video of the meeting ). After the meeting, James Albino, Senior Program Manager in the White House Office of National AIDS Policy shared with me…

AIDS.gov Microgrant Awardees: Using New Media to Reach Youth

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Last week in our series on AIDS.gov microgrant awardees, we profiled four local groups using new media for HIV prevention, testing, and care to reach men who have sex with men (MSM). This week, the focus turns to youth. According to the CDC's factsheet on HIV/AIDS and youth, "young people in the United States are…

Latino Community Leaders Meet in Washington D.C. to Talk about HIV

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There were two events last week where leaders from the Latino community came together to talk about HIV. The first event was a meeting at the White House on implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy in the Latino Community. Watch a recorded video of the event here . In addition, the Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA)…

Changing How We Think about HIV Awareness

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AIDS.gov funded 17 organizations serving communities of color, other communities at highest risk of HIV, and people living with HIV. The funding was intended to stimulate and support the organizations’ efforts to use new media to plan for and support HIV prevention, testing, treatment and care activities and to share best practices within communities at…

HIV/AIDS/STD Prevention Demonstration Projects for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other Minority-serving Institutions

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Naima Morales Cozier

The cultural diversity of communities of color is to be celebrated. We have overcome adversity and barriers at every turn with the hope of change. With this same determination, we face the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Communities of color disproportionately account for an alarming number of HIV/AIDS cases. As an Afro-Latina, HIV/AIDS prevention advocate, and public health…

Pew Internet & American Life Project: Leveraging Social Media and the Mobile Internet in Health Messaging

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Last week the Pew Internet & American Life Project published a report about mobile access . They found that more and more people are using their mobile phones, laptops, and other wireless devices to access the Internet. People who own a cell phone are also more likely to use it for activities other than talking,…