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Black Voices Bloggers on World AIDS Day 2014

December 1st was World AIDS Day, and the U.S. Government theme for this year was ‘Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation.” In recognition of this global observance in the HIV community, the AIDS.gov Black Voices bloggers shared their individual perspectives on one question: Is World AIDS Day a celebration or a call to action? “World…

USCA 2014: Reflections of 3 Black Voices Bloggers

The 2014 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA)  earlier this month was the largest HIV/AIDS-related gathering in the nation. During the conference, the AIDS.gov team provided daily social media coverage , policy updates, and technical assistance to conference participants in our social media lab. Today, we bring you personal perspectives of the conference from Guy Anthony, Kahlib Barton,…

Pre-Application TA Webinars for CDC CBO FOA

Beginning this week, CDC will be offering pre-application technical assistance webinar conference calls for potential applicants under Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PS15-1502: Comprehensive High-Impact HIV Prevention Projects for Community-Based Organizations. The schedule is as follows: October 15th at 10:00 a.m. (EST) Conference Call Information Toll-free number: 888-469-0934 Participant Passcode: 1905653 October 17th at 2:00 p.m….

Black Voices: Managing my HIV = Managing my health

In recognition of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) hosted its first day-long meeting on HIV among gay and bisexual men on September 26. The theme of the meeting was “Focus. Action. Impact,” and it brought together researchers, advocates, and included a delegation of black LGBT…

Too Few Latinos Living with HIV are Getting Adequate Treatment

As National Latino AIDS Awareness Day approaches on October 15, I invite all of you to help change the course of HIV in Hispanic/Latino communities. Hispanics/Latinos represent one-sixth of the U.S. population, but account for over one-fifth of the nation’s new HIV infections. A number of challenges increase the burden of disease in these communities,…

USCA 2014: Opening Day

Just days ago, a few miles north of the site of USCA 2014 in San Diego, the city held its annual AIDS Walk, an event first convened over a quarter century ago by individuals who pulled together to figure out how to apply compassion to crisis. Highlights: ASO Adjusts to Change – An RSR Reporting…

USCA 2014: Spotlight on HIV in Latino Communities

The U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA)  got underway in San Diego yesterday and members of the AIDS.gov team are among the participants. In the coming days, we’ll be sharing some highlights from the conference for those of our readers who are not able to attend. In its 18th year, USCA is the largest AIDS-related gathering in the…

Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund Supports 34 Initiatives

The Fiscal Year 2014 (FY’14) allocation of the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) has been completed and I am pleased to share highlights with you. A total approximating $49.3 million was awarded to support 34 initiatives across 11 HHS Operating Divisions (OpDivs) and Staff Offices, including two cross-agency, multi-year demonstration projects. The awards fund…