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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…

We All Have Important Roles to Play: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: February 7

As we approach the 11th annual observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) on February 7th, we are reminded that the impact of HIV is greater among Blacks than any other racial/ethnic group in the United States. African Americans represent 13 percent of the U.S. population; but 46 percent of the estimated 1.1 million…

The Importance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Cornelius Baker

For the last three years, our blog posts for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), February 7th of every year, have focused on new media or statistics about African Americans and HIV. This year we wanted to share with you thoughts from two of our colleagues. No new media. No statistics. Just important words about…

National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition’s New Focus: New Media

NBGMAC

According to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, MSM (men who have sex with men) and racial and ethnic minorities are both disproportionately affected by HIV. We spoke with Venton Jones from The National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition (NBGMAC)* about his efforts to use new media to extend the reach of their programs. NBGMAC will be…

Recap of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day 2010 Posts

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Agencies across the Federal government are observing National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) today, October 15th. This week we've heard from Federal and community leaders about the importance of NLAAD and this year's theme, Save a Life. It might be your own. Get tested for HIV. According to the CDC, the rate of new AIDS…

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…