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HRSA Announces 4 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Reauthorization Virtual Listening Sessions July 9-18

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As part of planning for the 2013 reauthorization of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau will be holding four webcast stakeholder listening sessions beginning next week. These listening sessions—organized by geographic region (Southern, 7/9/12; Midwestern, 7/11/12; Western, 7/16/12; and Northeastern, 7/18/12)—offer a forum for stakeholders to provide…

AIDS 2012: Key Lessons from a Decade of Action on Global AIDS, and the Way Forward

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The XIX International AIDS Conference , known as AIDS 2012, will take place July 22-27, 2012 in Washington, DC. Anticipating the conference, yesterday I spoke at the Brookings Institution on some of the lessons learned from the first decade of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) that can inform future efforts on AIDS…

SAMHSA Seeking Applications for $131.5 Million for Activities that Advance the National HIV/AIDS Strategy through Behavioral Health

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) recently released funding announcements for two programs whose purposes are closely aligned with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. “Substance abuse and HIV/AIDS are often interrelated issues and must be addressed in comprehensive ways,” said Gretchen Stiers, Ph.D., Director, Division of Policy Coordination in SAMHSA’s Office of Policy,…

Puentes Entre Vecinos: Increasing Knowledge, Dialogue and Representation of Latino/Hispanic and Caribbean Leaders at AIDS 2012

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Francisco Ruiz

In less than a month, the world will come to the nation’s capital to discuss the latest scientific advances from around the world and to develop strategies for advancing all facets of our collective efforts to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) returns to the United States. And numerous Latino/Hispanic…

Use Mobile Phones to Improve—Not Risk—Your Health

Lygeia Ricciardi

Do you text and drive? I know, it’s tempting: you’re stuck in traffic and you instinctively reach for your cell phone to send a text saying you’re running late, or maybe just check your email, or make a quick call before the light changes…. But the impact can be deadly: nearly 10% of all road…

New National Resource Center to Prevent HIV/AIDS among Adolescents

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The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), with funding from the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund, is pleased to announce a new resource center solely focused on the prevention of HIV/AIDS among adolescents.  Launched on June 25, 2012, the center provides a central, online location for youth-serving professionals to access training, technical assistance, information exchange, and…

How to Stay Updated During AIDS 2012

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On Wednesday June 27th, the International AIDS Society announced their plans for online coverage of AIDS 2012. They are partnering with Kaiser to provide daily coverage on its website www.kff.org/aids2012 . Both the Opening Session and Closing Session will be presented live via webcast. They will webcast more than 50 conference sessions and press conferences…

First Glimpse of The AIDS Memorial Quilt In Washington This Week

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It’s hard to believe that what started with a single panel has now grown to become the world’s largest work of living folk art, now 48,000 panels and counting. The AIDS Memorial Quilt is now an enormous 1.3 million square feet (50 miles) and 54 tons, making it no longer possible to display in a…