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Watch: White House Event—HIV & Violence against Women and Girls – March 10th

On Tuesday, March 10, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President and the White House Council on Women and Girls, will host a special event to commemorate the annual observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). In 2012, President Obama issued a…

Digital resources for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

  We are 5 days away from the 10th National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NWGHAAD. This annual March 10th observance aims to reduce stigma, share resources, and empower women and girls to learn the importance of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment. Digital storytelling is an effective way to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS. Watch…

Celebrating Black Voices’ One Year Anniversary for NBHAAD

As we commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on February 7, we are proud to mark the one-year anniversary of the AIDS.gov Black Voices blog. This blog series is part of a continuing effort to shed light on important social media and HIV-related topics for the community, by the community. In addition to reflecting on…

White House National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event Highlights Two New Initiatives

Two new initiatives focused on addressing the disproportionate impact of HIV among African Americans were among the issues highlighted during a roundtable discussion held this week by the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP).  ONAP Director Mr. Douglas Brooks, MSW, convened the February 4 gathering of federal colleagues and community leaders to mark…

Fight HIV/AIDS: Get Covered, Get Tested, and Get Treated If Needed

More than 1.2 million people are living with HIV or AIDS in the United States – and almost 1 in 7 of them don’t know their status. African Americans continue to shoulder the heaviest burden of the disease, representing 2 in 5 of those living with HIV/AIDS nationwide. Consistent with the national average, 1 in…

Ryan White and National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

A significant proportion of African Americans living with HIV/AIDS receive care under HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. In 2012, 46.7% of Ryan White clients were African American, according to HRSA’s State Profiles. More importantly, the care that Ryan White provides makes a difference. Ryan White clients have higher rates of retention in care, and better viral…

Progress on HIV among African Americans, Still a Long Way to Go

February 7 marks the 15th year of the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day observance. This day is a call to action for communities across the country to come together to reduce the burden of HIV and AIDS in Black America. We begin 2015 with hopeful signs that we, as a nation, are beginning to make…

TBT: Magic Johnson Reminds Americans to #GetCovered

It’s Throwback Thursday (TBT)! And with National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day approaching on February 7, we are reminded of this excellent 2014 video from Magic Johnson about the importance of enrolling in healthcare coverage. As Magic Johnson emphasizes, most people will need medical care at some point in their lives. And, without health insurance, some…