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HIV Among MSM Examined at CROI

Ronald Valdiserri

The ongoing disproportionate burden of HIV/AIDS borne by gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States as well as around the world was the topic of a number of sessions and posters at the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections  in Atlanta this week. In a compelling…

Addressing Hepatitis C Disparities in the African American Community

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As we celebrate Black History Month, here at HHS we are also reminded of troubling hepatitis C disparities that persist in the African American community. African Americans are twice as likely to be infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) compared to the general U.S. population, according to the CDC. While African Americans represent only…

Monday White House Live Stream Townhall: The Affordable Care Act and the African American Community

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On Monday, February 25, 2013 the White House will hold a Townhall discussion, “Looking Ahead to 2014: How the Affordable Care Act Benefits the African American Community.”  The event will begin at 9:00 am with opening remarks, followed by two panel discussions and one break out session. It will be livestreamed on www.whitehouse.gov/live and www.hhs.gov/live….

HRSA Announces Three New Funding Opportunities

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The HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently issued three new Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Funding for Culturally Appropriate Interventions for Latinos Demo Sites and Evaluation Center (March 18 Deadline) These announcements solicit applications for a Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) program multi-site…

Part II: Using Video to Mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD)

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Today we call our readers attention to three new videos released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): HIV Among African Americans  discusses the impact of HIV on African Americans and what actions can be taken to mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Factors Driving the HIV Epidemic Among African Americans  highlights social factors—often…

Commemorating National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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Today is the 13th annual observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. In Black America, HIV continues to be a crisis.  African Americans account for half of the 1 million plus Americans living with HIV, nearly half of all new HIV infections in the U.S. each year, and half of all those who die from…

Highlights of HHS Activities Addressing HIV/AIDS in the African American Community

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Ronald Valdiserri

As noted in other blog posts shared here this week, African Americans continue to experience the most severe burden of HIV, compared with other races and ethnicities in the United States. According to the most recent data from CDC, Blacks represent approximately 14% of the U.S. population, but accounted for an estimated 44% of new…

Blogs as a Tool for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD)

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: February 7

On Thursday, February 7, 2013, our nation will again recognize National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). Since 2008, this blog has helped us share information and link to resources for HIV/AIDS Awareness Days. In 2013, we continue to blog about NBHAAD, including drawing on additional new media tools (Twitter , Facebook , Pinterest , etc.)…