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Update: Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh on Faith Communities and World AIDS Day

Editor’s Note: The following article comes from the November 15th, 2013 edition of The Partnership Center Newsletter, a publication by the Department of Health and Human Services Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.  On December 1, 2013, we will mark the 25th observance of World AIDS Day. It offers us an opportunity to honor the past, plan for the future…

Help end HIV stigma by #FacingAIDS

At AIDS.gov we have been excited to see how the use of hashtags has spread over the years into various social media platforms. What started with Twitter has expanded to other social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, Vine and others. For those of you unfamiliar, hashtags are those few, carefully chosen characters after a pound…

How are you #FacingAIDS (video)

Six years ago we conceptualized Facing AIDS – a photo sharing initiative for people to share photos and messages on why they are facing AIDS. We have heard thousands of reasons over the years about why and how people face AIDS – ranging from the personal (“I’m facing AIDS for 25 years and counting”) to…

Good World AIDS Day. Good Planning.

This year’s World AIDS Day observance on December 1 is the 25th commemoration of the opportunity to bring attention to the impact of the HIV epidemic. We at AIDS.gov know some event planners may not focus year round on HIV awareness, yet want to plan an activity for December 1. With this in mind, and building…

#FacingAIDS 2013: Write. Snap. Share.

For the sixth year, AIDS.gov is hosting the Facing AIDS photo sharing project. We would like to thank everyone who has participated over the years. Through your participation, you have helped to commemorate World AIDS Day (December 1) by bringing awareness to the effects of HIV stigma and encouraging HIV testing. We invite YOU to participate…

25th Observance of World AIDS Day Approaching

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In just a few weeks, we will commemorate the 25th annual observance of World AIDS Day. Preparations for this milestone observance are underway here at the Department of Health and Human Services as well as at other U.S. government agencies that are partners in the domestic and global response to HIV/AIDS. This year we are…

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) : “Commit to Speak”/“Comprométete a Hablar”

Editor’s Note: October 15 was National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). AIDS.gov is providing the blog post below to remember the core messages of NLAAD which is observed annually on October 15th. This year’s NLAAD theme was “Commit to Speak”/“Comprométete a Hablar”. NLAAD reminds our nation of the disproportionate impact of the HIV epidemic on…

Strategy in Action: Organizations Use Storytelling and Training to Deliver HIV/AIDS Prevention Messages to Black MSM

Across the country, organizations are responding in innovative ways to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy’s call to reduce HIV-related disparities and health inequities, including those experienced by African American gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). African Americans have the most severe burden of HIV of all racial/ethnic groups in the United…