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HIV Vaccine Awareness Day: Moving toward a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day: May 18th

Tomorrow (May 18th) is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD).  This annual observance is a day for education about the importance of preventive HIV vaccine research. And, on this day, we pause to recognize and thank the thousands of volunteers, community…

HRSA Seeks Public Input on Ryan White Reauthorization

Ronald Valdiserri

As part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) efforts to plan for the 2013 reauthorization of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has launched a number of activities to collect ideas…

Digital Storytelling: A Community Tool to End HIV Stigma

New Media | May 15, 2012 Read the full post
All the Truly Important Things - Digital Storytelling

At AIDS.gov we’ve been thinking a lot about the power of storytelling. In the HIV community, everyone has a story to bring to the table, and more people are sharing theirs with new media. Many tools are available to help…

May 19 Is Hepatitis Testing Day

Hepatitis C Poster

During May’s annual observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month, May 19th will be recognized as the first-ever Hepatitis Testing Day in the United States. The Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan) called for the…

Giving Mothers a Very Special Gift

Global | May 13, 2012 Read the full post
PEPFAR Health Clinic
Cross-posted from DipNote U.S. Department of State Official Blog

What is the greatest gift we can give a mother this Mother’s Day? There are many answers, but one is to help her live and help her children live a healthy life. As we celebrate Mother’s Day and think about…

Interested in Hosting an AIDS 2012 HUB? Help is Available.

AIDS2012 Hub in a Box

More than 20,000. That’s the number of delegates that are expected to attend AIDS 2012. According to organizers, the conference received 11,715 abstracts from scientists around the world seeking to showcase their research at the conference. That is a 15%…

Perinatal Hepatitis B: What Every Mom Should Know

Corinna Dan

As we approach Mother’s Day this Sunday and then observe Women’s Health Week (May 13-19), it is an excellent opportunity to focus on actions that can be taken to improve the health and well-being of mothers and their infants. Since…

Tumbling Uphill: Social Blogging Site Tumblr on the Rise

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At AIDS.gov we continuously follow and research emerging social media tools for what may be the next big application. However, one of the big stories of 2011 wasn’t around an “emerging” tool, but one that had been with us since…