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Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund Supports 34 Initiatives

The Fiscal Year 2014 (FY’14) allocation of the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) has been completed and I am pleased to share highlights with you. A total approximating $49.3 million was awarded to support 34 initiatives across 11 HHS Operating Divisions (OpDivs) and Staff Offices, including two cross-agency, multi-year demonstration projects. The awards fund…

CDC and HRSA Announce Funding Opportunities for HIV Prevention and Care

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Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced funding opportunities for HIV services that may be of interest to readers of the AIDS.gov blog. CDC Funding for High Impact HIV Prevention Programs for CBOs: Deadline November 14 CDC announced the availability of fiscal year 2015 funds…

Three Years of Knowing My Positive HIV Status

Patrick Ingram

This December 1st, it will be three years since I learned about my positive HIV status. Since then, the journey hasn’t always been easy. I have experienced successes and challenges—but I am always learning. During my days of being newly diagnosed, dealing with mental illness, contemplating suicide, and, letting others stand in the way of my…

NBHAAD’s New Media Outreach Explodes Under “The New Normal”

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Editor’s Note: This is the second post in our series looking at how social media has been used to support national health observances. As our readers plan for upcoming observance days including National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2015, we encourage you to check out all our HIV/AIDS Awareness Day posts. This year marks the 14th…

White House Meeting on HIV in the Southern United States

Ronald Valdiserri

Editor’s note: As summer winds down, we are looking back at some of the highlights of a busy summer in the HIV/AIDS field. Today we share reflections from Dr. Ron Valdiserri on a White House meeting on HIV in the southern U.S. held earlier this summer. HIV continues to take a heavy toll in states…

Mental Health & HIV: What You Should Know

Guy Anthony

Will you still love me even when you discover my truth? As someone who has been living with HIV since 2007 and was recently diagnosed as having bi-polar disorder, I understand what it’s like to operate from an emotional deficit. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 people will experience…

CDC LAUNCHES NEW CAMPAIGN – We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time

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Podemos Detener el VIH Una Conversación a la Vez or We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time was launched today! This new national communications campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the latest addition to the Act Against AIDS portfolio, encourages Hispanics/Latinos to talk openly about HIV and AIDS with…

The Truth about my Positive Experience

ken williams

There are a few things I want you to know about my positive experience. Whether you’ve worked in HIV for decades or are new to the epidemic, we all start somewhere. I’m a filmmaker and, ironically, my first introduction to the epidemic was through film. It was film where I started and film where I…