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HIV Diagnoses Have Decreased In The African American Community; Prevention And Care Necessary To Continue The Decline

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), held every year on February 7, has for 17 years been a time to encourage HIV prevention, testing, and access to care and treatment in the African American community. This year, it is a testament to public health and a strong community that the numbers of HIV and AIDS…

Digital Storytelling for Change

Digital storytelling can be an important outreach tool to promote attention to health and wellness for people who may be at increased risk for acquiring HIV.  We believe digital storytelling, like AIDS.gov’s Positive Spin series, can create awareness, conversations, and action for those affected by HIV. (If you haven’t checked the series out yet, Positive…

CMS, CDC & HRSA Host State Medicaid & Public Health HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group

On December 6-7, the 19 state teams that form the HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group* (HHIAG) will meet in Washington, DC, to develop new approaches for achieving better outcomes along the HIV care continuum for their Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries who are living with HIV. These teams will be comprised of a cross-section…

CMS, CDC, & HRSA Launch HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group for State Medicaid Programs

This week the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced the launch of a new joint initiative: the HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group [PDF 91 KB]. The HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group will bring together state public health…

#mypositivespin – helping address stigma in the Black community

Last March, we launched the digital storytelling project, Positive Spin to continue to raise awareness and understanding of the HIV care continuum. Given the disproportionate impact of HIV on young Black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) and our ongoing commitment to using new media tools in HIV efforts, Positive…

HIV Care Continuum Video Updated

Among the most popular videos on AIDS.gov’s YouTube channel is a short animated video about the HIV care continuum produced in 2012. The video’s producer, Gilead, recently updated the video to reflect new data from CDC on the stages of the continuum and help viewers understand the steps to help people with HIV stay healthy,…

Positive Spin: New digital storytelling project encourages HIV prevention, testing, and treatment

We are excited to announce the release of Positive Spin, a digital educational tool that uses the power of personal stories and video to raise awareness about the HIV care continuum and to encourage people living with HIV to get into treatment. The AIDS.gov team worked with our Federal colleagues, healthcare professionals, people living with…

HHS launches innovative digital storytelling project to support federal HIV response

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2015 Contact: HHS Press Office 202-690-6343 HHS launches innovative digital storytelling project to support federal HIV response Personal stories encourage HIV prevention, testing and treatment The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today released Positive Spin, a comprehensive digital educational tool that uses personal storytelling to promote the importance…