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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…

Join us in Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day

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Join AIDS.gov in Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day, Decmember 1, 2010

For the past two years, we’ve asked people from across the country (and around the world) to share why they are Facing AIDS in honor of World AIDS Day, December 1. Facing AIDS is an initiative based on a simple idea: we believe that we are stronger together, and that by sharing our faces and…

Advancing Pediatric, Maternal and Child Health

Future Directions for NIAID HIV Research

Co-authored by Edward Handelsman, M.D., Chief of NIAID’s Pediatric Medicine Branch within the Division of AIDS, and Lynne Mofenson, M.D., Chief of the Pediatric, Adolescent and Maternal AIDS Branch within the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development. As a result of our continued dialogue with our collaborators and stakeholders, NIAID…

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 Confers with HIV/AIDS Community Representatives on National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Dr. Marjorie Hill, CEO of Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) at HHS Community Meeting

Last Wednesday, as part of our ongoing effort to develop an agency-wide implementation plan for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) convened a listening session with representatives of the HIV/AIDS community from across the country. The community representatives offered feedback on the Strategy, asked questions, and shared recommendations and…

Recap of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day 2010 Posts

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Agencies across the Federal government are observing National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) today, October 15th. This week we've heard from Federal and community leaders about the importance of NLAAD and this year's theme, Save a Life. It might be your own. Get tested for HIV. According to the CDC, the rate of new AIDS…

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….

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day: Save a life. It might be your own. Get tested for HIV

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Today October 15th is both the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month and National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). In 2003, NLAAD was established in response to the impact of HIV and AIDS on Hispanic/Latino communities nationwide. NLAAD is a national community mobilization and social marketing campaign that unites the Hispanic/Latino community in efforts to raise HIV…