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Quest for an HIV Vaccine Continues: HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

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HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD

Wear the upside-down AIDS ribbon to create a “V” for “vaccine” and the vision of a world without AIDS. Recently I talked with Kathy Stover from NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) — the lead organizer for HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD) – May 18. As HVAD approaches, I wanted to learn…

Open for Suggestions: Help us name this year’s National HIV Testing Day Project!

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One out of five – that’s the latest CDC estimate of how many people living with HIV in the U.S. are unaware of their HIV status. People who know their HIV status are more likely to take action to improve their health and well-being. So HIV testing is essential––yet, for many people, the stigma around…

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

This week will mark the third National Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD). This year’s theme is “A Celebration of Life.” HIV affects thousands of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). AI/AN have the third highest rate of AIDS diagnoses in the United States, despite having the smallest population….

Using New Media to Reach Women and Girls for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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March 10 National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Today, March 10, is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). Women account for more than one quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses in the U.S., and most are infected with HIV through heterosexual contact. Women of color are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS. To learn more about the day, the role of…

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is around the Corner

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: February 7

Of all racial and ethnic groups in the U.S., blacks are the hardest hit by HIV and AIDS. According to the CDC’s Dr. Kevin Fenton, “The latest estimates indicate that while blacks make up just 12 percent of the U.S. population, they account for nearly half of new HIV infections…The harsh reality is that 1…

World AIDS Day 2008: The Power of YOU

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WAD Flickr pool group

December 1 marked the 20th annual observance of World AIDS Day . At AIDS.gov, we used several new media tools to commemorate this day. We invited you to blog, to upload photos of yourself wearing a red ribbon to social network sites, and to join us in the virtual world of Second Life. But today’s…

A World AIDS Day Message to our Colleagues

World AIDS Day, Dec 1 2008

Today marks the twentieth World AIDS Day—it’s a day for all of us to come together to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, to remember those we’ve lost, and to acknowledge those working to respond to this epidemic. HIV/AIDS affects everyone, but as CDC’s Dr. Kevin Fenton reminded us in his statement for World AIDS Day, “Several…

Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day

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Join us in Facing AIDS. World AIDS Day, 2008

World AIDS Day is in less than a week (December 1)! In addition to our Bloggers Unite and Second Life activities, AIDS.gov invites you to join us in using social networks to help reduce stigma around HIV/AIDS and to promote HIV testing. Why use social networks? Many people are already using social network sites to…