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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…

Ready to Share: NAPWA Embraces New Media

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Earlier this week, Michelle Samplin-Salgado and I gave a workshop on using new media in response to HIV/AIDS at the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) annual Skills Building Institute for HIV Testing and Awareness Day Events and Campaigns. The Institute is part of NAPWA’s “Mobilized to Succeed” initiative. It was an honor to…

Using New Media to Act Against AIDS

Every 9 1/2 minutes someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV. Get the facts. CDC. NineAndAHalfMinutes.org.

Every 9½ minutes someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV. That’s the message behind a national campaign that was announced today by officials from the White House, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the CDC. Act Against AIDS is a new five-year national communication campaign that will highlight this alarming statistic…

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

This week will mark the third National Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD). This year’s theme is “A Celebration of Life.” HIV affects thousands of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). AI/AN have the third highest rate of AIDS diagnoses in the United States, despite having the smallest population….