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How to Stay Updated During AIDS 2012

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On Wednesday June 27th, the International AIDS Society announced their plans for online coverage of AIDS 2012. They are partnering with Kaiser to provide daily coverage on its website www.kff.org/aids2012 . Both the Opening Session and Closing Session will be presented live via webcast. They will webcast more than 50 conference sessions and press conferences…

First Glimpse of The AIDS Memorial Quilt In Washington This Week

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It’s hard to believe that what started with a single panel has now grown to become the world’s largest work of living folk art, now 48,000 panels and counting. The AIDS Memorial Quilt is now an enormous 1.3 million square feet (50 miles) and 54 tons, making it no longer possible to display in a…

AIDS.gov Redesigned Using Responsive Design

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We here at AIDS.gov are proud to formally announce that our site has been relaunched and redesigned using responsive design. Responsive web design is a next-generation web development method of designing content so that it works well on both a laptop screen and a smartphone, automatically adjusting its size to fit the screen. Since smartphones,…

Statement by the President on National HIV Testing Day

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National HIV Testing Day highlights the importance of HIV testing and the fight against HIV/AIDS.   Of the over 1.1 million Americans living with HIV, more than 200,000 are unaware of their infection, and may unknowingly be transmitting the virus to others.  Knowing your HIV status is a vital step toward accessing life-extending treatment for HIV,…

AIDS.gov: Anytime, Anywhere, on Any Device

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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

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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…