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Digital Storytelling on National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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When the first Federal report of what would come to be known as AIDS emerged in 1981, none of the new media tools we use today were available. At that time, you got your news from a printed newspaper or from one of three network television news shows–and the information you got depended on whether…

For gay and bisexual men, a year of excitement could lead to a decade of progress

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Editor’s Note: For National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have created several tools and resources, including the following blog.  Every year on September 27th, National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the HIV/AIDS community comes together to raise awareness, recommit to action, and take stock of the progress achieved…

HIV and Aging

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Editor’s Note: Today is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. Following is a blog by Dr. Jono Mermin, Centers for Disease Control, and Dr. Sean Cahill, Fenway Institute.  National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day is a day to reflect on the successes and challenges of aging with HIV. Currently, about one quarter of all people…

Digital Resources for National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day 2015

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To recognize National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAD) on September 18, AIDS.gov is sharing facts and digital resources to highlight opportunities to reach out to older adults. Did you know? In just the past few years, we have seen the percentage of people living with HIV who are over the age of 65 increased…

HIV/AIDS, Aging and Beyond: Redesigning and Enhancing the National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day Website

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The AIDS Institute (TAI)  is the lead organizer for National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAD), which is observed on September 18. We saw the approach of this year’s eighth annual observance as an opportunity to evaluate our NHAAD website. We sought usability feedback from our NHAAD partners and reviewed evaluations from local organizations that…

Ryan White and HIV Testing Day

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The proportion of HIV-infected individuals who know their status has improved in recent years, demonstrating progress toward objectives set forth in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the HIV care continuum, both of which include the goal of expanded testing to reduce further transmission and link infected individuals to life-saving HIV/AIDS care. Being on treatment has the…

HIV Testing: What would you say?

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With National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on Saturday, June 27, many of us are preparing to get an HIV test and supporting others to do the same. Some of the men featured in Positive Spin, our digital storytelling project about living healthy with HIV, as well as our Black Voices bloggers, share how they would…

Working Together, We Can Stop HIV

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Too many people—nearly 1 in 8—who are living with HIV don’t know they have it. That means they aren’t getting the medicine they need to stay healthy and to help keep from transmitting HIV to their partners. What is more, a recent CDC analysis showed that 30% of new HIV infections were transmitted from people…