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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…

The Role of Public Private Partnerships in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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Today, the White Office of National HIV/AIDS Policy (ONAP) engaged the business community, private foundations, and the HIV/AIDS community to begin a dialogue on how to improve the role of public private partnerships as our office develops the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). As a former director of a community based organization in Puerto Rico, I…

May 18: HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

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May 18, 2010 will mark HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD), an annual observance day that recognizes the thousands of volunteers, community leaders, health professionals, and scientists that work to develop a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) – the Federal sponsor for HVAD – hopes the…

Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS: Meeting Updates

Reverend Calvin Butts and Anita McBride

Co-authored by Amy Palilonis, Presidential Management Fellow The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) held it’s 39th Full Council Meeting on Monday, April 26. The meeting began with a recap of February’s PACHA meeting, followed by the swearing in of two pending members, Reverend Calvin Butts and Anita McBride. Ann Gavaghan, Chief of Staff in…

ONAP to Hold Community Meeting and Conference Call on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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On Friday, May 14, 2010, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) will hold a community meeting to provide an update and gain additional recommendations for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). For those who cannot attend the meeting in person, ONAP will hold a conference call shortly after the meeting to discuss the…

New Media Microgrant Awardees

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New Media Microgrant Awardees

When we launched this blog over two years ago, we stated our commitment to learning along with you to find new and creative ways to use new media in response to HIV/AIDS. Last week, we continued to honor this commitment by making 17 microgrants to organizations that are planning for and implementing new media to…

Respecting the Rights of Hospital Patients: Presidential Memorandum

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On April 15, a Presidential Memorandum was released about hospital visitations related to the rights of hospital patients to receive visitors and to designate surrogate decision makers for medical emergencies. This is an important action for Gay and Lesbian Americans, who are often barred from the bedside of the partners with whom they've spent decades…