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Highlights of HHS Activities Addressing HIV/AIDS in the African American Community

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Ronald Valdiserri

As noted in other blog posts shared here this week, African Americans continue to experience the most severe burden of HIV, compared with other races and ethnicities in the United States. According to the most recent data from CDC, Blacks represent approximately 14% of the U.S. population, but accounted for an estimated 44% of new…

Report on HIV Testing in HRSA-Funded Health Centers

Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (PRNewsFoto/Office of Inspector General Department of Health and Human Services)

Earlier this month, the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report on a study about HIV testing practices at HRSA-funded health centers. These health centers are important partners in our coordinated efforts to achieve the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS): reducing new HIV…

Blogs as a Tool for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD)

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: February 7

On Thursday, February 7, 2013, our nation will again recognize National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). Since 2008, this blog has helped us share information and link to resources for HIV/AIDS Awareness Days. In 2013, we continue to blog about NBHAAD, including drawing on additional new media tools (Twitter , Facebook , Pinterest , etc.)…

New Media at the 2013 National African American MSM Leadership Conference

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Aisha Moore and Meico Whitlock

In January, more than 250 people convened at the 10th annual National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities in Los Angeles, CA. The importance of new media in the fight against HIV/AIDS was highlighted in several conference sessions, trainings, and posters. The AIDS.gov team had the opportunity to talk with…

Using Video to Mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), observed annually on February 7, provides an excellent opportunity to build HIV awareness within and beyond African American communities. Today, we highlight videos—both new and old—that are available through AIDS.gov and can be used to generate conversation about the disproportionate impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on African American communities….

Chatting on Twitter for NBHAAD

Wayne Duffus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with its partners, will be hosting a Twitter event tomorrow, Tuesday, February 5, at 2pm ET, to commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), which takes place annually on February 7. Twitter events give us an opportunity to connect with people across the country and in…

Countdown to Affordable Health Insurance

Kathleen Sebelius

2/1/12 Editor’s note: We have cross-posted HHS Secretary Sebelius’ blog , “Countdown to Affordable Health Insurance” for our readers from the HealthCare.gov blog. For information on the Affordable Care Act and people living with HIV, read this fact sheet in English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF). January is the perfect month for looking forward to new and great things around the corner. I’m feeling…

Technology and HIV/AIDS Care

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This year’s 2013 National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities  marked the conference’s tenth year bringing information to the HIV/AIDS to the community. While at the conference,  AIDS.gov asked Sammy Nesbit from Texas to comment on how technology can be used to overcome barriers to HIV care.  Please view the following…