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The HHS Office of HIV/AIDS Policy on Bullying and Teen Suicide

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We recently wrote a post about the very serious problem of bullying and teen suicide. Children or adolescents who are, or are perceived to be, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are at particular risk. People from across the country and around the world, including President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton, have created videos…

AIDS.gov Microgrant Awardees: Responding to the Epidemic through New Media

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Harm Reduction Coalition

In our final post of the microgrant series, we look at programs that use new media to reach out to some of the most highly affected and at-risk communities in their service areas. These efforts reflect the complex impact of the epidemic. Detroit’s Adult Well-Being Services (AWBS) built on its Stop HIV/AIDS and Addiction through…

HHS Secretary Addresses Bullying and Teen Suicide

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The problems of bullying and suicide are serious—and children or adolescents who are, or are perceived to be, LGBT are at particular risk. We would like to note that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Education Secretary Arne Duncan highlighted this issue in op-ed pieces in several major city newspapers. Please see the full article below….

More Microgrants: Reaching Specific Audiences with New Media

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In our continuing series on the AIDS.gov microgrant awardees, today we feature four programs reaching several very specific groups: Hispanic immigrants, rural Alaskans, and formerly incarcerated young adults. Reaching Hispanic Immigrants As many of us observe National Latino AIDS Awareness Day on October 15, we are particularly aware that Hispanics are some of the most…

Changing How We Think about HIV Awareness

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AIDS.gov funded 17 organizations serving communities of color, other communities at highest risk of HIV, and people living with HIV. The funding was intended to stimulate and support the organizations’ efforts to use new media to plan for and support HIV prevention, testing, treatment and care activities and to share best practices within communities at…

Focusing HIV Prevention Efforts on Gay and Bisexual Men

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Today is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. For me, every day is an “awareness day” about HIV/AIDS.  I feel it is important for me to talk about it, because I am increasingly concerned that many in the LGBT community don’t. I am worried about the kids out there and the generation that hasn’t seen…

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Dr. Howard Koh

Since the first cases of AIDS were reported in 1981, gay men have been in the eye of the HIV hurricane in the United States—and they continue to bear the brunt of the epidemic in North America. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new study of HIV prevalence and…

HIV in the City

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Today, CDC released a new study of HIV prevalence and unrecognized infection among men who have sex with men (MSM) in 21 major U.S. cities, based on an analysis of data from the 2008 National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System (NHBS). Overall, researchers found that approximately one in five (19 percent) MSM was infected with HIV…

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