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Fighting Hepatitis C Among African Americans

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February is Black History Month, a time to commemorate the achievements of African Americans in the United States. It also presents an opportunity to discuss serious health concerns that affect the African American community, including viral hepatitis and especially Hepatitis C. The most common type of viral hepatitis is Hepatitis C, with an estimated 3.2…

A Personal Perspective from Dr. Timothy Harrison

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Many of our colleagues in the HIV/AIDS field have both personal and professional commitments to their work formed by diverse life experiences that continue to inspire them. As we observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we are pleased to share another personal reflection from one such colleague: my longtime officemate Dr. Timothy Harrison. Tim is…

Sharpening Our Focus on Black MSM Vital to Meeting National Goals

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As we observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) 2014, we are reminded that African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV/AIDS in the United States. Among African Americans, gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (Black MSM) are especially hard hit, representing more than half of all estimated new HIV infections…

Progress on the HIV Continuum of Care Among Blacks

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Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new study, “Progress Along the Continuum of HIV Care Among Blacks with Diagnosed HIV— United States, 2010,” in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The study looked at outcomes for adult and adolescent blacks, both male and female, who have HIV for the…

Learning More About your Audiences: Communities of Color on Twitter

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Earlier this month we posted a blog on the Pew Internet and American Life Project’s  report about African Americans and technology use. The data in the Pew report revealed that almost a quarter of African Americans who are online access Twitter, with 40% of 18-29 year old African American internet users on the site. We…

Honor

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Today we celebrate the memory of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who devoted his life to creating a world in which all people would be treated equally. During his lifetime, Dr. King inspired countless individuals to work toward that end. Over 45 years after his untimely death, his legacy continues to motivate people…

Six out of Ten Uninsured African Americans May Be Eligible for Medicaid, CHIP or Tax Credits in the Health Insurance Marketplace

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Editor’s Note: People living with HIV need quality, affordable health coverage to help them stay healthy and live longer. Yet, nearly 30% of people living with HIV currently have no health insurance. Many of these individuals are African Americans, who are disproportionately impacted by the HIV epidemic. As this new HHS report notes: 95% of uninsured African…

The Black Treatment Advocates Network with Phill Wilson

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The Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN)  is a project of the Black AIDS Institute . The BTAN is an initiative is working to achieve the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy through educating individuals about the science of HIV, the biomedical advances in the treatment of HIV and AIDS, and the role those interventions play in prevention….