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Stopping the Spread of HIV Among Latinos

Kevin Fenton CDC

In observance of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day on October 15, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released today in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) the results of a new study, “Geographic Differences in HIV Infection Among Hispanics or Latinos — 46 States and Puerto Rico, 2010.” Study authors looked at the…

2012 U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights from Day 3

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Editor’s note: This is the final in our series of blog posts sharing highlights from the National Minority AIDS Council’s 2012 U.S. Conference on AIDS.  HIV and aging was the issue in the spotlight at the third day of the annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA). Thanks to effective treatment, the population of people living…

Tracking TB-HIV Coinfection in the United States

Kevin Fenton CDC

A recent tuberculosis (TB) report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that fewer people in the United States have TB disease than in years past. A total of 10,528 TB cases were reported in the United States in 2011, a decrease from 11,171 cases in 2010. Despite this decrease in reported…

Reflections on Social Media: You Can Do This!

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Last week at the 16th annual United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), I had the opportunity to interact with conference participants during two workshops on new media. We worked together to help answer the question posed by President Barack Obama in the Digital Government Strategy: “I want us to ask ourselves every day—how are we…

U.S. Conference on AIDS – More Highlights from Day 2

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At the annual U.S. Conference on AIDS on Monday, Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), offered a plenary speech on the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Describing the NHAS as a road map for all public and private stakeholders, he highlighted a number of its key…

U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights from Day 2

Dr. Jack Whitescarver

The annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) continued Monday. Among the highlights was a plenary session that put the spotlight on research for an HIV cure. Advances in HIV Cure Research   The presentation, “Toward a Cure for HIV: The Need for Science, Collaboration, and Advocacy”, was moderated by Dr. Jack Whitescarver, Director of the Office…

U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights from Day 1

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Magic Johnson and Wendy Williams

The annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) opened on Sunday, September 30, 2012. Among the highlights were two plenary sessions engaging the audience of over 2,000 in exploring important topics related to aligning efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Spotlight on HIV/AIDS among Women “Not without women will we turn the tide on HIV/AIDS,” declared…

2012 U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights from Pre-Conference Summit to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in America

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Dr. Ronald Valdiserri

In advance of the annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA), approximately 150 people gathered in Las Vegas over the weekend for the Summit to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in America. The two-day event was organized by the National Minority AIDS Council  (NMAC), the host of USCA, and attended by executive directors of community-based organizations from…