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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

Susannah Fox

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,…

Search and Share: Taking Action with One Simple Tool for National HIV Testing Day

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Paul Kawata

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD)— June 27— is less than a week away and it’s not too late to take action. As we heard last week from NASTAD’s Murray Penner, NHTD is a powerful opportunity to promote testing and increase HIV awareness throughout the year. One simple thing we’ve asked our colleagues to do for…

Using Video to Share Your Story: Some Tips on National Caribbean HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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National HIV Testing Day is June 27th. For the last two years we've used widgets as a way to share testing messages, resources and stories. This year we launched the HIV/AIDS prevention and services locator widget to help connect people not only to HIV testing sites, but to other support services, like housing, mental health,…

Working to Break the Silence and Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness in Caribbean American Communities

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Caribbean American communities are incredibly diverse and have contributed greatly to the growth of this Nation. I learned from watching my mother, who worked as a nurse taking care of sugar cane plantation workers, not only the importance of hard work and dedication but also the importance of family and community. As a community, we…

White House Meeting on Black Men and HIV

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The toll of the HIV epidemic among Black men in the United States is staggering. CDC estimates that 1 in 16 Black men will become infected with HIV in their lifetime. An estimated two-thirds of people living with HIV/AIDS in the Black community are men, and Black men in some U.S. cities have HIV rates…

May 19: National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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On May 19, Asian & Pacific Islander (A&PI) communities across the U.S. and Pacific Island Jurisdictions will gather at over 25 events to acknowledge the impact of HIV on A&PIs, an often overlooked population at increasing risk for HIV. May 19, 2010, marks the 6th annual observance of National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness…

New Media Microgrant Awardees

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New Media Microgrant Awardees

When we launched this blog over two years ago, we stated our commitment to learning along with you to find new and creative ways to use new media in response to HIV/AIDS. Last week, we continued to honor this commitment by making 17 microgrants to organizations that are planning for and implementing new media to…