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Reaching the Right People with the Right Tools for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

HIV/AIDS Prevention: A Choice and a Lifestyle. Save the Date, 2/7/2010. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

I recently had a conversation with LaMont “Montee” Evans of Healthy Black Communities to talk about plans for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). On February 7, 2010, the nation will recognize NBHAAD for the 10th year. Evans serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Healthy Black Communities, Inc., the lead organization on the Strategic…

Dennis deLeon (1948-2009)

Dennis deLeon

It is with great sadness that we recognize the loss of our friend and colleague, Dennis deLeon, President of the Latino Commission on AIDS , and a staunch ally in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Dennis passed away of heart failure this morning in New York. I was privileged to work with Dennis since the early…

Working Together to Face AIDS: How YOU Took Action for World AIDS Day

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Co-authored by Jennie Anderson and Michelle Samplin-Salgado A month ago, we asked you a question: If a picture says a thousand words, how much would a picture of you holding a sign that says you’re “Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day” say? Could it help end stigma? Promote HIV testing? Your responses overwhelmed and inspired…

Today is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

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Today is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) . Earlier this week we shared some of the ways that people are using new media to get the word out about NLAAD. Here’s an update on just a few of this week’s many NLAAD activities. The Latino Commission on AIDS (the lead organization for the day)…

United We Can Stop HIV and Prevent AIDS, Unidos Podemos Detener el VIH y Prevenir el SIDA

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National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD)

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) , planned by The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA) and its partners , is this Thursday, October 15. This year NLAAD organizers from LCOA, AIDS service organizations, faith communities, health departments and others are integrating a variety of communication tools — both traditional and new media — to most…

Using New Media to Reach Communities of Color: Lessons Learned from Leaders in the Field

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AIDS disproportionately impacts communities of color. Because we work to build capacity in minority communities to augment the response to HIV/AIDS, last month Miguel Gomez and Fard Johnmar , Founder of Envision Solutions, LLC , moderated a discussion about the current status of new media, where it is headed, and how AIDS.gov can better reach…

Mobilizing for National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2009

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National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

By Deb LeBel and Tseli Mohammed On June 8th we will join our partners in observing National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NCAHAAD) . NCAHAAD is an HIV mobilization effort designed to encourage Caribbean-American and Caribbean-born individuals, across the United States and its territories, to get educated, tested, treated, and involved. Since NCAHAAD is only…

Turning Compassion into Action for National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Today is National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NAPIHAAD). This year’s theme is “After a quarter century of HIV, compassion isn’t enough—Take action now!” I spoke with David Stupplebeen of the Banyan Tree Project (“BTP” – the partnership that plans and implements the day) about what you can do to turn compassion into…