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IHS Statement on National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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This Sunday, March 20, marks the 5th observance of National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This day is set aside to acknowledge that HIV continues to threaten the health and well-being of Native communities.  On this day we celebrate our successes and plan how to best continue working in partnership to address HIV and AIDS…

Defying the Odds: End the Rise of HIV/AIDS in Native American Communities

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HIV remains a highly stigmatized condition. It is a serious medical condition and people still die of AIDS.  Nonetheless, we have highly effective treatments for people living with HIV and better tools than ever before to prevent infection. As uncomfortable as it may be for some people to talk about HIV and AIDS, discussing the…

Observing National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

This Sunday, March 20th, the Indian Health Service (IHS) joins American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, Native Hawaiian communities, and the nation in observing the fifth National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Originally coordinated by Tribal organizations across the country, recognition of this day has been adopted by native and non-native communities throughout the country as an…

HIV Prevention for Men Who Have Sex With Men in the United States

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Earlier this month, Gregorio Millett, with the CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, gave two presentations on the critical HIV prevention needs of men who have sex with men (MSM) at the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston. The first was titled Responding to Risk Among U.S. MSM . The second was…

Centers for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Seek to Engage Networks in Supporting Strategy’s Goals

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During this National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS, I thought it would be timely to share with you that last week several of my colleagues and I met with representatives from Centers for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships from five Federal departments to continue our dialogue about collaborative activities to support the goals…

PEPFAR’s Gender Challenge Fund: At the Intersection of Gender and HIV

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This week, we celebrate International Women’s Day. According to the World Health Organization, HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death among women between the ages of 15-44, and nearly 60 percent of the people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa are women. Throughout the week, PEPFAR is highlighting its work in addressing gender and the…

What Women and Girls Should Know About Drug Use and HIV/AIDS

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Even with the unique challenges and stresses women and girls face in today’s society, informed and thoughtful decisions can help ensure women and girls are full and unhindered participants in this Nation’s race to win the future. Today, on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, it is important to raise awareness among women and…

National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: What Can You Do? Take Action!

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Today is the sixth annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a nationwide initiative coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH) to make more people aware of the increasing impact that this deadly epidemic is having on women and girls in the United States. This is…