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Increasing HIV Testing, Including Rapid Testing, in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Dr. Valdiserri

Although the U.S. has made progress in reducing the number of new HIV infections among injection drug users and their sexual partners, CDC estimates that injection drug users represented 9% of new HIV infections in 2009 and 17% of those living with HIV in 2008.  Since the U.S. HIV/AIDS epidemic began, more than 175,000 injection…

Historic New Media Call to Action at AIDS 2012

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We sent our first tweet in on August, 2008 from the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. Four years and 3,265 tweets later, we are gearing up for yet another International AIDS Conference. At this year’s conference, we will be hosting a satellite session titled “The State of New Media and HIV.” During the session,…

Avatars – Reaching Gay Men

Many Shades of Gay

In the past we have highlighted the work of our colleagues who are using virtual tools to reach their target audience. This month, LGBTQ pride month, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) launched a new campaign that incorporates the use of avatars and texting to promote HIV testing. We asked them to share more about…

Turning the Tide Together: Looking To the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C.

Anthony Fauci

Next month, the International AIDS Conference returns to Washington, D.C., where it was last held in 1987. One of us (ASF) had the privilege of speaking at the 1987 conference, and will do so again this year. At the Washington conference 25 years ago, the mood was somber. The HIV/AIDS pandemic was expanding rapidly. Although…

Leading Health Indicators June Spotlight on HIV Status Awareness

Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators Webinar

With National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) approaching on June 27, our partners at the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) are putting the spotlight on HIV status awareness with an upcoming webinar and some new tools for community and public health partners. ODPHP, also located within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for…

Top Government Leaders Explore the New Digital Government Strategy

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Digital Government Strategy

On May 24th, U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, and a panel of government executives explored the challenges and opportunities associated with the new Digital Government Strategy entitled “Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People” . The event was organized by the American…

Register Now: “HIV Testing for an AIDS-Free Generation” Webinar/Call

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To support the 2012 observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), AIDS.gov (on behalf of HHS) will host a webinar/conference call “HIV Testing for an AIDS-Free Generation” on Tuesday June 26, 2012 from 2-3 p.m. (EDT). Register for this event, which is open to the public, by June 22. Federal staff, grantees and stakeholders working…

Recognizing Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Today, June 8th, is Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – an annual observance dedicated to increasing awareness of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean American community. This is the eighth annual observance of the day, and we want to take a moment to recognize the impact that HIV/AIDS has on Caribbean American communities. Caribbean Americans come from…