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Working to Address HIV/AIDS in Native American Communities

American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

In her statement last week on the observance of National Native American Heritage Month, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius reiterated the Department’s commitment to ensuring the health and well being of all Americans. She highlighted examples of how the Department is working to reduce the health disparities that have burdened American Indians…

Video: Facing AIDS Photo App for World AIDS Day

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Since launching the Facing AIDS mobile app in July, we have taken it on the road to AIDS 2012, the U.S. Conference on AIDS, and the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. The AIDS.gov team has showed hundreds of people how easy it is to Snap. Write. Share. a personalized message/photo with a mobile device….

AIDS 2012 Lessons Continue to Resonate Across U.S.

Dr. Koh at AIDS 2012 Plenary

The AIDS 2012 conference organizers recently reminded us that many resources from the conference are now available online at the AIDS 2012 website . Whether you were able to in person in Washington, D.C. or not, you will find a wealth of information at your fingertips, including information from many of the sessions such as…

Commentary Discusses “On-the-Ground” Details Necessary to Achieve an AIDS-Free Generation

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World AIDS Day (December 1) is fast approaching and plans are underway both here at AIDS.gov and throughout the HIV/AIDS community to mark this important international health observance, which serves as a key opportunity to raise awareness and renew and invigorate our commitment to ending AIDS. In anticipation of World AIDS Day, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri,…

Alcohol and Liver Health, Resources for Veterans and the Public

VA Hepatitis Page

Editor’s note: Today we feature a post from colleagues at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), one of the federal partners working to implement the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis. The Plan includes several actions related to educating healthcare providers and persons living with viral hepatitis about the…

New Resource Highlights Innovations in Oral Health Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS

Ronald Valdiserri

I would like to call your attention to an excellent new resource that can help advance our efforts to improve health outcomes for people living with HIV: “Innovations in Oral Health Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS ,” a special supplement to Public Health Reports (the official journal of the U.S. Public Health Service). This…

Building Public Engagement Using “Twitter Townhalls”

Stop Bullying Town Hall

Editor’s note: At AIDS.gov we dedicate time each week to listening and learning from our colleagues in the social media world. We are always looking to improve our use of Twitter given that we update our Twitter feed more than any of our other social media spaces.  Our colleagues regularly host Twitter Chats (PDF) and Townhalls…

National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) – Monday (October 15)

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Mayra E. Alvarez

Between September 15 and October 15, we remember and honor the great contributions and legacy of Latino Americans to this country. Their contributions are part of the fabric that makes up the rich diversity of this nation. But being a Latino in the United States also brings challenges in health and health care, including the…