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Working to Break the Silence and Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness in Caribbean American Communities

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Caribbean American communities are incredibly diverse and have contributed greatly to the growth of this Nation. I learned from watching my mother, who worked as a nurse taking care of sugar cane plantation workers, not only the importance of hard work and dedication but also the importance of family and community. As a community, we…

White House Meeting on Black Men and HIV

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The toll of the HIV epidemic among Black men in the United States is staggering. CDC estimates that 1 in 16 Black men will become infected with HIV in their lifetime. An estimated two-thirds of people living with HIV/AIDS in the Black community are men, and Black men in some U.S. cities have HIV rates…

Gearing up for National HIV Testing Day (June 27): Check Out The HIV Prevention and Service Widget

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Find HIV/AIDSPrevention & ServiceProviders GO Enter your location, such as: “Washington, DC”, or “20002″. For more information on this widget, please visit AIDS.gov. Please contact contact@aids.gov with any comments or concerns. It’s June 1st and we’re gearing up for National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) later this month on June 27. This year, and every year,…

Sharing our Pride and Commitment in the LGBT Community

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Co-authored by Miguel Gomez, AIDS.gov Director As Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month (June) approaches, we want to honor the LGBT community’s role in the response to HIV and share our commitment to combating the stigma and discrimination that still affects many LGBT people. Though we have made progress in addressing homophobia and…

National HIV Testing Day Twitter Town Hall – June 3, 2010

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Karen Resha

On June 3, 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through our National Prevention Information Network (CDCNPIN) will host its first Twitter Town Hall in preparation for the 2010 National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). We are inviting you to attend this exciting event, but first let me answer what may be your first…

World Hepatitis Day

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Today, May 19th we mark World Hepatitis Day. Hepatitis is a public health issue and impacts millions of Americans. For many people, hepatitis often goes undetected and becomes increasingly difficult to treat over time. Public awareness remains a critical factor in the prevention, detection and management of this disease and that there is a need…

Today, May 19, is National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Dr. Howard Koh

“Saving face can’t make you safe. Talk about HIV” is the theme for tomorrow’s sixth annual observance of National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. I am an Asian American who has seen the stigma and silence around HIV in my community, so this theme and the day itself have particular meaning for me….

May 19: National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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On May 19, Asian & Pacific Islander (A&PI) communities across the U.S. and Pacific Island Jurisdictions will gather at over 25 events to acknowledge the impact of HIV on A&PIs, an often overlooked population at increasing risk for HIV. May 19, 2010, marks the 6th annual observance of National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness…