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February PACHA Meeting to Focus on Women and Girls

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The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will convene February 28 and 29 in Washington, DC. Among the many items on the agenda for the 45th meeting of the PACHA, two are of particular note: A conversation with Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius on a variety of issues, including the implementation of…

Facebook, Instant Messaging, Skype and More—To Encourage HIV Testing

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GMHC YT

Last month, we attended the 9th Annual National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities (AAMSM) in New Orleans, LA,  to encourage the use of new media in HIV/AIDS programs. Over 350 federal, state, and local health officials, community based organizations (CBOs), HIV/AIDS service providers, and community leaders gathered to share…

Commemorating National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Valerie Jarrett , Senior Advisor to the President

On this, the 12th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, I remember my sister-in-law’s fight with the disease. Tragically, she did not win that fight – she left behind a devastated husband and five-year old daughter. But it is in her memory, and the memory of all the friends and loved ones we have lost,…

Conversations on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

James Albino

February 7, 2012 marks the 12th year for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), a national community mobilization initiative that focuses on promoting HIV education, testing, involvement, and treatment to African Americans, who are disproportionately at risk for HIV/AIDS. As part of the Federal observance of NBHAAD, I spoke with three people who are helping…

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day– February 7

Dr. Kevin Fenton

(This message is also available on video.) On this National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we have greater opportunity than ever before to reverse the HIV epidemic in Black America and the nation as a whole. Today, we have a National HIV/AIDS Strategy that directs the nation to focus its prevention efforts on communities at greatest…

Strategy in Action: HIV Testing Innovations Contribute to NHAS Goal

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The Strategy in Action. Communities respond to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

With an estimated 20 percent of people living with HIV in the United States unaware of their status, strengthening our HIV testing efforts will be key to achieving the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). Fortunately, many innovative HIV testing efforts are underway in communities across the country. HIV testing is integral to HIV…

Taking the AIDS.gov HIV/AIDS Prevention & Service Provider Locator to Facebook

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HIV/AIDS Locator on Facebook

Eight hundred million people are active users of Facebook , according to the site’s own statistics. That’s one in nine people living today. Of those 800 million, over 50% check their account on a daily basis. Because it serves as a connecting point for millions, we developed a Facebook app with our HIV/AIDS Prevention and…

AIDS 2012 Plenary Speakers Announced

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Today’s announcement (PDF 215KB) of plenary speakers is a clear indication of how AIDS 2012 is shaping up to be one of the strongest International AIDS Conferences yet, with 15 world-renowned experts tapped to speak on a range of key issues related to the global and U.S. response to AIDS.  Under the plenary theme of…