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Social Media at the 2012 National African American MSM Leadership Conference

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AAMSM

This week, AIDS.gov is attending the 9th Annual National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities in New Orleans, Louisiana. From January 19-22, hundreds of federal, state, and local health officials, service providers, and community leaders will gather under the charge “Forward Together – Engaging our Future Leaders.” In addition to…

NAACP Hosts Summit on HIV Among African Americans

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To raise greater awareness of the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS in the African American community and mobilize action by community members, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research co-hosted a summit in Washington, DC last month. The November 2 gathering, “The Forgotten Epidemic: Our…

Stay Strong and Informed About HIV

Testing Makes Us Stronger CDC Campaign

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s national awareness campaign, Testing Makes Us Stronger (TMUS), calls on black gay and bisexual men across the United States to “stay strong and informed” through regular HIV testing.  Launching on World AIDS Day, December 1, the campaign was designed with input from black gay and bisexual men…

Viral Hepatitis Action Plan: Spotlight on Hepatitis B

Ronald Valdiserri

Earlier this month, I blogged about some of the highlights of our recent efforts to implement Combating the Silent Epidemic of Viral Hepatitis: Action Plan for the Prevention, Care & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan). Today, I want to spotlight hepatitis B. Hepatitis B In the United States, an estimated 800,000–1.4 million persons are…

U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights of Day 1

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Secretary Sebelius Addresses USCA

The 15th annual U.S. Conference on AIDS got underway yesterday in Chicago. Over the next four days we’ll be sharing brief daily highlights from the conference focusing particularly on issues related to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). Our first post is longer than usual, but with two plenary sessions and numerous day-long sessions, much transpired…

Improving Health Disparities Data for a Healthier Nation

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This year we have achieved important milestones in our commitments to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities, including the release of Healthy People 2020 and the National Prevention Strategy, as well as the launch of the HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. On Monday, we achieved yet another milestone, by implementing…

HIV/AIDS Highlights from the 2011 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference

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CBCF "HIV Criminalization" Panel

Co-authored by Meico Whitlock, AIDS.gov Fellow   The nation’s HIV/AIDS epidemic was a key topic of discussion during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 2011 Annual Legislative Conference held earlier this fall. Thousands of African American elected officials, business leaders, media representatives, and others assembled for the four-day event in Washington, DC. HIV/AIDS Special Focus of…

Getting Ready for USCA 2011, November 10–13: Send Us Your Thoughts

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The U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) 2011 is less than two weeks away. As Paul Kawata, Executive Director of the National Minority AIDS Council noted in his recent blog post, this year’s conference is pivotal. With the conference theme, “Make Change Real,” over 3,000 federal, national, and community-level HIV partners will gather in Chicago to…