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Minority Health Determines the Health of the Nation

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April is National Minority Health Month, and one of the most important health issues for minorities that we can highlight for this month is HIV. The estimated lifetime risk for a diagnosis of HIV infection is a key measure of the disparities that exist for this disease in the United States. CDC estimates that were…

In the Know: Social Media for Public Health—Facebook & Image Sharing

Melissa Beaupierre

“In the Know: Facebook and Image Sharing for Public Health” is a live webcast exploring how image-based social media channels–including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Flickr–can be used effectively for public health impact. This webcast is sponsored by CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) and is the fourth in a series of six and will feature…

PACHA Passes Two Spirit and Transgender Resolutions and Discusses the Stigma Index

Ejay Jack

The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) met in Washington, D.C. on February 7 – 8, 2013 to discuss a range of issues that impact the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The presentations also included the following topics: understanding the epidemic in the transgender and Two Spirit communities; the criminalization of HIV/AIDS, high impact prevention; and the Stigma Index…

Courage, Strength, Resilience: Women Fight AIDS

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On Monday, I attended the launch of EMPOWERED, Alicia Keys’ new campaign  with Greater than AIDS to reach and inform women about HIV/AIDS, at an event hosted by the Kaiser Family Foundation. This is the second event that Alicia Keys and I have attended at Kaiser within the last year, both focused on ending AIDS. The…

White House To Host a Meeting on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the Affordable Care Act in Baltimore

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On Monday, April 29, 2013, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) will host the fourth in a series of regional meetings on the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). That meeting will take place in the auditorium at the Vollmer Center at Cylburn Arboretum , 4915 Greenspring Avenue, in Baltimore, Maryland. The…

FY 2014 Budget reflects the Administration’s Commitment to Implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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Last week, the President sent Congress his budget for fiscal year 2014. The 2014 Budget highlights this Administration’s ongoing commitment to implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The Budget also aligns with the President’s commitment to achieving the goals of the Strategy by investing in evidence-based interventions, focusing efforts in populations most affected by HIV, and supporting vital…

AIDS United Announces $1 Million Investment in Grants to Help HIV-Positive People Stay in Care

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Ronald Valdiserri

AIDS United , a national organization dedicated to ending the AIDS epidemic in the United States, recently announced $1 million in grants to seven organizations from diverse communities across the U.S. to help define and expand programs that help keep HIV-positive people in care and on treatment. The grants are part of a new $4 million…

HRSA Webinars on Engaging Hard-to-Reach Populations

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Beginning later this week, the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) will host a series of webinars focused on engaging hard-to-reach populations in HIV care. The webinars will synthesize some of the successful practices in engaging hard-to-reach populations from HAB’s Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) population-specific initiatives, and will provide insights relevant to a wide range…