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On June 26, 2012, in recognition of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), AIDS.gov convened the “HIV Testing for an AIDS-Free Generation” webinar. Approximately 2,000 federal stakeholders, grantees and federal staff from 900 listening sites heard from senior federal HIV leadership from across the U.S. government about HIV testing and related issues. Here are some highlights:…

Identifying Common, Core Indicators to Monitor HHS-Funded HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment, and Care Services

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On June 7th, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) held a consultation in Washington, DC to finalize a set of common, core indicators to monitor outcomes for HHS-funded HIV prevention, treatment, and care services. As many know first-hand, grantees providing HIV services often receive funding…

AIDS 2012 and “The State of New Media and HIV”

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Ingrid Floyd

This year’s International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) will mark a historic time in the fight against HIV given that we have seen such improvements in treatment and prevention approaches nationally and globally over the past year. Also, given the location in Washington D.C., there are many opportunities to have a large U.S. presence and to…

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…