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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

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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…

HHS Meets with Lead Federal Departments about the NHAS

HHS Meeting of Lead Federal Departments for the NHAS

Yesterday the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) convened the first meeting of lead Federal departments to discuss the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). As stated in a Presidential Memorandum released on July 13, 2010, “The Secretary, or the Secretary’s designee, shall be responsible for convening interagency efforts to improve coordination of HIV/AIDS programs and…

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2010

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National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2010

A review of the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic (see the December 4, 2008 “HIV/AIDS – Advances in Hope Video Podcast”) might leave some people puzzled about why National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day will be marked on September 27. Many of us in the HIV/AIDS community (and some people beyond this circle) well know…

U.S. Conference on AIDS 2010 Wrap Up

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We’re back from the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) that was held last week in Orlando, Florida. Sponsored by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), USCA is the largest HIV/AIDS conference in the country and brings together leaders from across the U.S. to address issues that face us all. From the opening plenary, focused…

Implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy at the Community Level

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Now that the National HIV/AIDS Strategy has been released and the lead Federal agencies are working on preparing their report to the President before the December 9th due date, the ONAP team has switched focus on assessing the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy at all levels. Of course, at the Federal level Secretary Sebelius…

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