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Increasing Hepatitis B Awareness and Testing Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

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An estimated 1 in 12 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV); however, two-thirds are not aware of their infection. As we near the end of May’s observance of both Hepatitis Awareness Month and…

HUD AWARDS $29 MILLION TO 25 LOCAL HIV-AIDS HOUSING PROGRAMS

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Cross-posted from HUD Press room

Editor’s Note: This statement was released by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on May 19, 2015. HUD No. 15-059 April A. Brown (202) 708-0685 HUD AWARDS $29 MILLION TO 25 LOCAL HIV-AIDS HOUSING PROGRAMS Funding supports stable…

Getting Public Feedback Online?

New Media | May 20, 2015 Read the full post
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What do you call a process for generating new ideas? If you said “brainstorming,” allow us to introduce you to the digital form of that process: ideation tools. These are online feedback forums you can use to: Engage your stakeholders…

Past, Present, and Future: Using Digital Tools to Promote National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

New Media | May 19, 2015 Read the full post
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Each national HIV/AIDS observance provides a chance to look at how we are communicating about where we stand in our national response to the HIV epidemic. Today, on National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we look at relevant…

Introducing @POTUS: President Obama’s Twitter Account

New Media | May 19, 2015 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from The White House Blog

Editor’s Note: This blog has been cross-posted from The White House Blog, which on May 18 announced the launch of President Obama’s Twitter account: @POTUS. Today, with a tweet from the Oval Office, President Obama launched @POTUS , the official…

Centers for Disease Control: Asian and Pacific Islander HIV Awareness

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Cross-posted from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

May 19 is National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. It is a day to break the silence about HIV and AIDS in Asian and Pacific Islander communities and encourage individuals to get tested for HIV. Asians and Pacific…

FDA Invites Comments on Proposal to Revise Lifetime Deferral on Blood Donation by Gay Men

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In a Federal Register notice published Friday, May 15, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is inviting public comments on the following draft recommendations: Revised Recommendations for Reducing the Risk of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission by Blood and Blood…

BULLETIN: HIV Vaccine Awareness Day 2015

Research | May 18, 2015 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from NIAID News and Events

May 18, 2015 Vaccination has historically been the best method for protecting against and ultimately defeating mankind’s most devastating infectious diseases. Although the path to developing a safe and effective HIV vaccine has so far been difficult, achieving this goal…