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As if the tornadoes that recently devastated several communities including Joplin, Missouri, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama and the flooding along the Mississippi River weren’t enough, June 1 marks the start of hurricane season. These are all stark reminders of the stunning impacts these forces of nature can have on anyone and the importance of doing what…

Open for Questions: 30 Years of AIDS

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On Wednesday June 1, 2011 at 3 p.m. EDT, Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy Jeffrey Crowley and Director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, Dr. Carl Dieffenbach will be hosting a special live discussion on the…

My Visit to Swaziland: The Country with the World’s Highest HIV Prevalence Rate

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Last week, I wrote about my attendance at the PEPFAR annual meeting in South Africa, the country that has more people living with HIV (over 5 million) than any other country in the world.  After this meeting, I visited the neighboring country of Swaziland, which has the unwelcome distinction of having the highest HIV and…

The AETC Network Responds to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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The AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC ) are working in a number of ways to support the goals set out in the President’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The AETC Program, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau with funds from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, currently consists of a network of…

HIV/AIDS Faith Evening Webinar – May 26th at 5:00 p.m. ET

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The HHS Partnership Center and White House Office for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships are hosting an evening HIV/AIDS webcast, live from the White House this Thursday at 5:00 p.m. ET. This event provides an opportunity for your congregation or community organization to host a watch party and join in the discussion on preventing and responding to…

FDA Approves Second New Treatment for Hepatitis C

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On May 23, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of telaprevir for the treatment of chronic viral hepatitis C. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic viral hepatitis C affects 3.2 million Americans. Left untreated, chronic viral hepatitis C can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, and unwitting…

Resource to Help in Addressing HIV Among Latino Gay Men

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A new report [pdf] from the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) provides insights on the HIV/AIDS crisis among Latino gay men in the United States. Designed to assist and inform effective Federal, state and local public health responses to HIV and STDs among this population, the report summarizes the findings of…

Upcoming Event: NIH’s Dr. Fauci’s Talk “Thirty Years of HIV/AIDS: A Personal Journey”

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June 5, 2011 will mark 30 years since the first cases of AIDS were reported in the U.S. On Tuesday, May 31, at 2pm ET, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will be giving a talk, “Thirty Years of HIV/AIDS:…