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Twitter, Alicia Keys, and Video

Alicia Keys

New media continues to be an effective tool to extend the reach of our HIV programs. An example can be found with this Sunday’s “We Are Empowered” National Watch Party and Twitter Chat about women and HIV/AIDS in America. Hosted by Grammy Award-winning artist and HIV advocate Alicia Keys along with Greater Than AIDS, “We…

20 Years of Discovery: The Women’s Interagency HIV Study

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Twenty years ago, when most HIV/AIDS patients were men, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), observing women in the United States who are either HIV-infected or at risk for becoming infected. Since then, results from the WIHS have informed unique aspects of care and treatment for HIV-infected women…

OPA Funds New HIV Grants

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The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Population Affairs (OPA) is pleased to announce the award of $8,145,910 to 18 recipients under the announcement Integrating Routine HIV Testing and Linkage to HIV Care and Treatment in Family Planning Services Grants. These awards were made possible in part by resources from the Secretary’s Minority AIDS…

Addressing the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities

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Today we are proud to announce the release of the report by the President’s Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities. We have had the honor of serving as co-chairs of the interagency Federal Working Group since March 2012, when President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum…

NIH Observes 20th Anniversary of Women’s Interagency HIV Study

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The largest and longest-running study to investigate the impact of HIV on women in the United States marks its 20th anniversary this month. Findings from the Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) have helped define how best to treat HIV-infected women in the United States and globally. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID),…

Care Counts: Women, Families, and the Affordable Care Act Challenge Contest

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Editor’s note: For more information about the contest, including rules, updates, and discussions, please visit the Care Counts page at www.carecounts.challenge.gov. About the Challenge Women are often at the center of healthy and resilient families; they make approximately 80% of all family health care decisions and are more likely to be the primary caregivers for…

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Statement for National HIV Testing Day 2013

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Today, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released a statement recognizing the 19th annual observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). We are grateful to the Secretary, who also worked with the AIDS.gov team to record two video public service announcements promoting NHTD.  The first video gives general information about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S.: The second…

Alicia Keys Introduces New National “EMPOWERED” Campaign, Reaching U.S. Women on All Platforms

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Editorial Note: Many organizations are using new media channels to reach communities in the response to HIV/AIDS. Recently, we asked our colleagues at the Kaiser Family Foundation to share some information on the EMPOWERED campaign. The following guest post is about EMPOWERED, an example of a national campaign using traditional and new media. Among federal…