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Addressing Language Barriers Through New Media

New Media | March 22, 2011 Read the full post
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A recent blog post talked about AIDSinfo, the National Library of Medicine’s online resource recently released as a mobile app. At the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health (OMH) we have another useful new media tool—a translation widget (English-Spanish) of common HIV/AIDS-related terminology.

Institute of Medicine Releases Report on Health Care System Capacity for Increased HIV Testing and Provision of Care

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Cross-posted from Office of National AIDS Policy Blog

Today, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its third and final report in a project commissioned by the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP).  Entitled “HIV Screening and Access to Care: Health Care System Capacity for Increased HIV Testing and…

PEPFAR Programs Support African Efforts to Fight Global AIDS

Global | March 19, 2011 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from State Department Blog

I just returned from a visit to three African nations, where I saw encouraging gains in the fight against HIV. In these countries, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is enabling countries to take leadership of the…

IHS Statement on National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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This Sunday, March 20, marks the 5th observance of National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This day is set aside to acknowledge that HIV continues to threaten the health and well-being of Native communities.  On this day we celebrate our…

Defying the Odds: End the Rise of HIV/AIDS in Native American Communities

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Cross-posted from Office of National AIDS Policy Blog

HIV remains a highly stigmatized condition. It is a serious medical condition and people still die of AIDS.  Nonetheless, we have highly effective treatments for people living with HIV and better tools than ever before to prevent infection. As uncomfortable…

Moving Forward on Gender: PEPFAR’s Plans

Global | March 16, 2011 Read the full post
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This past week, we celebrated International Women's Day. According to the World Health Organization, HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death among women between the ages of 15-44, and nearly 60 percent of the people living with HIV in sub-Saharan…

Observing National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

New Media | March 16, 2011 Read the full post
National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

This Sunday, March 20th, the Indian Health Service (IHS) joins American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, Native Hawaiian communities, and the nation in observing the fifth National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Originally coordinated by Tribal organizations across the country, recognition of…

HHS @ SXSWi Part 1: Sound bites

New Media | March 15, 2011 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from HHS Center for New Media Blog

I’m writing from Austin, Texas, the capital of the Lone Star State, checking in from South by Southwest Interactive, or SXSWi. For those of you who don’t know, SXSWi is one of the biggest technology conferences in the world. I’ve…