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Social Determinants of Health

Working Toward Health Equity

Wayne Daffus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Office of Health Equity in CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). To commemorate this milestone event, CDC hosted international, national, and local leaders in health equity to provide their perspectives on achievements, strategies, and goals…

Dr. Carl Dieffenbach: Key Developments in HIV Research from IAS 2013

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Last week, Dr. Carl Dieffenbach from NIH/NIAID shared brief reports from the 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention (IAS 2013) with the AIDS.gov community via Skype. As Dr. Dieffenbach related, some key highlights of the conference included: Long-term HIV treatment strategies to address HIV as a chronic management disease; The…

Dr. Carl Dieffenbach: 7th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference Addresses Social Determinants of Health – Day 3

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Yesterday, July 2, was the second full day of the 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. This week, we’ve asked Dr. Carl Dieffenbach from NIH/NIAID to share daily highlights from this important scientific conference via Skype. As Dr. Dieffenbach shared, researchers at the conference discussed the social determinants of…

Minority Health Determines the Health of the Nation

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April is National Minority Health Month, and one of the most important health issues for minorities that we can highlight for this month is HIV. The estimated lifetime risk for a diagnosis of HIV infection is a key measure of the disparities that exist for this disease in the United States. CDC estimates that were…

PACHA Passes Two Spirit and Transgender Resolutions and Discusses the Stigma Index

Ejay Jack

The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) met in Washington, D.C. on February 7 – 8, 2013 to discuss a range of issues that impact the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The presentations also included the following topics: understanding the epidemic in the transgender and Two Spirit communities; the criminalization of HIV/AIDS, high impact prevention; and the Stigma Index…

Part II: Using Video to Mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD)

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Today we call our readers attention to three new videos released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): HIV Among African Americans  discusses the impact of HIV on African Americans and what actions can be taken to mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Factors Driving the HIV Epidemic Among African Americans  highlights social factors—often…

Commemorating National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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Today is the 13th annual observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. In Black America, HIV continues to be a crisis.  African Americans account for half of the 1 million plus Americans living with HIV, nearly half of all new HIV infections in the U.S. each year, and half of all those who die from…

Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund Supports $14.2 Million in Awards to 8 States to Improve HIV Testing and Engagement in Care

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This week, our partners at CDC announced that eight state health departments have been awarded a total of $14.2 million in first-year funding under a new, innovative, three-year cross-HHS demonstration project aligned with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). The eight states – Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia – have a…