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General Information Guide Now Available to Help You Navigate AIDS 2012

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With over 20,000 participants and more than 250 sessions, you may be starting to wonder how you will navigate AIDS 2012. This week, conference organizers released the General Information Guide  to help you with your planning. The Guide contains a wealth of practical information, including details about on-site registration and check-in, a convention center map,…

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day: Moving toward a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day: May 18th

Tomorrow (May 18th) is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD).  This annual observance is a day for education about the importance of preventive HIV vaccine research. And, on this day, we pause to recognize and thank the thousands of volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists who are working together to find a safe and effective…

HRSA Seeks Public Input on Ryan White Reauthorization

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As part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) efforts to plan for the 2013 reauthorization of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has launched a number of activities to collect ideas from stakeholders that will inform our policy deliberations. The Ryan White Program is the largest…

Digital Storytelling: A Community Tool to End HIV Stigma

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All the Truly Important Things - Digital Storytelling

At AIDS.gov we’ve been thinking a lot about the power of storytelling. In the HIV community, everyone has a story to bring to the table, and more people are sharing theirs with new media. Many tools are available to help to facilitate storytelling and have conversations around HIV. One example of a tool used to…

May 19 Is Hepatitis Testing Day

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During May’s annual observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month, May 19th will be recognized as the first-ever Hepatitis Testing Day in the United States. The Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan) called for the establishment of this national testing day as one of the important actions to be taken…

Interested in Hosting an AIDS 2012 HUB? Help is Available.

AIDS2012 Hub in a Box

More than 20,000. That’s the number of delegates that are expected to attend AIDS 2012. According to organizers, the conference received 11,715 abstracts from scientists around the world seeking to showcase their research at the conference. That is a 15% increase from the 2010 conference in Vienna, Austria. After a rigorous peer review process, the…

Perinatal Hepatitis B: What Every Mom Should Know

Corinna Dan

As we approach Mother’s Day this Sunday and then observe Women’s Health Week (May 13-19), it is an excellent opportunity to focus on actions that can be taken to improve the health and well-being of mothers and their infants. Since May is also Hepatitis Awareness Month, I would like to highlight perinatal hepatitis B transmission…

HRSA Announces Funding Availability to Support New Part C Programs Offering Early HIV Intervention Services

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Last week, the HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that will support between 5 and 10 new Part C programs offering HIV early intervention services (EIS) in areas of the country where the HIV epidemic is increasing, demand for services has increased, and the…