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The internet has changed and continues to change how the American public receives information and interacts with the government.  At AIDS.gov we are constantly adapting to the changing environment so we can use the most appropriate technology available to reach our diverse audiences. Recently, the federal government ushered us into this new era with the…

AIDSVu’s Interactive Maps Illustrate the Impact of HIV in U.S. Communities

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Understanding HIV at the community level is critical to helping focus prevention and care resources where they are most needed. This week, we unveiled the 2012 update of AIDSVu – an interactive online mapping project depicting the HIV epidemic  in the U.S. – with new local maps and data that can help provide a better…

National HIV Testing Day 2012

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Despite many continuing challenges, this is a time of exciting progress and hope in the fight against HIV/AIDS. A record number of Americans living with HIV know their HIV status. According to recently released data, nearly 82 percent of the more than 1.1 million people living with HIV in the United States are aware of…

Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Awards FY12 Funds to Address HIV/AIDS in Minority Communities

Ronald Valdiserri

In late spring, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) and the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) announced the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) awards by the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF). The fund made 29 competitive awards (PDF 2MB) ranging in size from $200,000 to $6,800,000 to ten HHS…

Looking to AIDS 2012: Turning the Tide Together

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Editor’s Note: With less than a month away from the XIX International AIDS Conference, we are reposting the following blog post to raise awareness around the U.S. global response to HIV/AIDS. For the first time in over 20 years, the biannual International AIDS Conference will take place on American soil. From July 22-27, AIDS 2012…

Viral Hepatitis: A Health Concern for Gay and Bisexual Men Deserving Attention During LGBT Pride Month

Dr. Valdiserri

As Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius noted in her recent statement, observing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month in June spotlights HHS’s commitment to addressing the special health needs of LGBT Americans which includes reducing health disparities for them and members of other vulnerable communities. Among those disparities is…

President Highlights HIV/AIDS at LGBT Pride Month Reception

Dr. Grant Colfax

President Barack Obama highlighted HIV/AIDS during his remarks at an LGBT Pride Month reception hosted at the White House on June 15, 2012. Paying tribute to the generations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans who have devoted their lives to the fight for equality, the President also called attention to his Administration’s work to…

National HIV Awareness Month: The Solution Is All of U.S.

National HIV Awareness Month

The time has come! This July will be the inaugural National HIV Awareness Month (NHAM), an unprecedented opportunity to rally the American people through awareness and action to turn the tide of the HIV epidemic here at home. According to the CDC, nearly 1.2 million people are living with HIV in this country. Further, every…