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Be On Your Digital Offensive: National Women And Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2017

This year, the National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD – March 10) theme is “The Best Defense Is a Good Offense.” As we at AIDS.gov get ready to observe NWGHAAD, we want to share some current digital resources. Social Media The HHS Office on Women’s Health (OWH) is the lead for this observance…

More HIV Research Highlights from CROI 2017

New scientific findings from two separate domains were among the key highlights shared during the second day of the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle, according to Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Dr. Dieffenbach and his colleague Anne…

Digital Storytelling for Change

Digital storytelling can be an important outreach tool to promote attention to health and wellness for people who may be at increased risk for acquiring HIV.  We believe digital storytelling, like AIDS.gov’s Positive Spin series, can create awareness, conversations, and action for those affected by HIV. (If you haven’t checked the series out yet, Positive…

250 Sites Participated In Listening Session With The Transgender Community

The HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) recently convened a community listening session to hear about the ways that the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) might help to further improve HIV prevention and care for transgender women of color. Transgender women of color have extremely high rates of HIV that are driven and…

HIV Among Issues Examined During White House’s United State of Women Summit

Summary: Find out how ONAP, and Federal and community partners, marked the first United State of Women Summit to highlight HIV issues among women and girls. Last week, thousands of people gathered for the United State of Women, a White House summit focused on the needs of women and girls. Employing the theme, “Today, We’ll…

Departments of Justice and Housing and Urban Development Award $9.2 Million to Provide Stable Housing to Victims of Domestic Violence Living with HIV/AIDS

Joint Demonstration to Enhance Coordination between HIV Housing and Domestic Violence Services In an effort to help prevent victims of domestic violence living with HIV/AIDS from falling into homelessness, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced more than $9 million to support eight local programs across…

Tools to Promote Gender Responsiveness in HIV Prevention Programs for Women and Girls

Do you plan, design, implement, monitor, or evaluate HIV prevention programs for women and adolescent girls? If so, this is a blog post you won’t want to miss! One in four people living with HIV in the U.S. are women or girls. There are significant differences in the underlying causes and consequences of female HIV…

National Transgender HIV Testing Day – Chandi Moore CDC Blog & Twitter Chat Today at 3:00 PM (EST)

Editor’s Note: From CDC’s Doing It – an HIV testing and prevention campaign.   It’s Our Time – The Transgender Community and HIV/AIDS By: Chandi Moore, Health Education Associate at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles On a recent episode of ‘I am Cait,’ I shared about my past and how difficult my journey has been….