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Improving Health Outcomes for Racial/Ethnic Minorities Is Key Focus of FY13 Awards by Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund

Ronald Valdiserri

Consistent with the President’s request to sharpen our focus on improving outcomes along the HIV care continuum as we pursue the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) awards made by the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) funded a number of initiatives designed to do just that. A total of…

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) : “Commit to Speak”/“Comprométete a Hablar”

National Latino HIV Awareness Logo

Editor’s Note: October 15 was National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). AIDS.gov is providing the blog post below to remember the core messages of NLAAD which is observed annually on October 15th. This year’s NLAAD theme was “Commit to Speak”/“Comprométete a Hablar”. NLAAD reminds our nation of the disproportionate impact of the HIV epidemic on…

HIV Impact on Gay and Bisexual Men: The 4th Decade

Jonathan Mermin

Today is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD), an observance that reminds us that HIV continues to take a heavy toll on gay and bisexual men across the United States. Even after more than 30 years of AIDS, this community remains at the center of the U.S. epidemic. Men who have sex with men…

The Affordable Care Act and American Indians and Alaska Natives

Dr. Yvette Roubideaux

Editor’s Note: Those of us working to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S. join Dr. Roubideaux and all our partners in Native communities across the country in promoting access to quality health care as part of ongoing efforts to ensure that the estimated 3,194 American Indians and Alaska Natives living with HIV and all…

U.S. Conference on AIDS 2013 – Highlights from Day 2

Phill Wilson

The annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) continued yesterday, Monday, September 9, 2013, in New Orleans with a rich series of sessions on topics addressing many aspects of the HIV care continuum. The Engagement Challenge: Step-Up and Lead President Obama’s July 2013 Executive Order creating the HIV Care Continuum Initiative called upon federal agencies and…

U.S. Conference on AIDS 2013 – Highlights from Day 1

USCA Federal Panel

The annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) opened yesterday, Sunday, September 8, 2013 in New Orleans. Organized by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), the conference has drawn more than 1,700 stakeholders from all fronts of the HIV/AIDS epidemic—from case managers and physicians, to public health workers and advocates, people living with HIV/AIDS, and policymakers…

Putting the Spotlight on Hepatitis C in the African American Community

NBLCA

On July 25, 2013, it was my pleasure to join with leaders from the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA ), Inc, the Coalition for Positive Health Empowerment (COPE ), and the Harm Reduction Coalition , in New York City to mark the first annual national observance of African American Hepatitis C Action Day….

Webinar: PrEP Initiation and Adherence among Black Men who have Sex with Men (BMSM) in Three U.S. Cities

HIV Prevention Trails Network 073

Please join the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) launch of a Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) study for Black men who have sex with men (BMSM). The new study, HPTN 073, is a demonstration project designed to see if BMSM are willing to use Truvada® for PrEP. Date: Wed, Aug 14, 2013 Time: 2:00 PM EDT Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes…