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Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund Supports 34 Initiatives

The Fiscal Year 2014 (FY’14) allocation of the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) has been completed and I am pleased to share highlights with you. A total approximating $49.3 million was awarded to support 34 initiatives across 11 HHS…

Corinna Dan Reflects on Her Commitment to Fighting Viral Hepatitis and Introduces Viral Hepatitis Action Plan

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Many of our colleagues in the HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis fields have both personal and professional commitments to their work, formed by diverse life experiences that continue to inspire them. Recently, we visited with our colleague Ms. Corinna Dan, R.N.,…

United States Conference on AIDS, USCA 2014: The largest annual AIDS-related gathering in the U.S. begins on Oct 2.

New Media | September 30, 2014 Read the full post
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The 18th annual United States Conference on AIDS (USCA)  takes place on October 2-5, 2014 in San Diego, CA, and is hosted by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), the nation’s leading advocacy organization representing communities of color who are impacted…

National Recovery Month: An Opportunity to Integrate Behavioral Health and Hepatitis C Prevention

Policy & Programs | September 30, 2014 Read the full post
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Every year in September, we recognize National Recovery Month. Now in its 25th year, Recovery Month highlights how prevention and treatment of and recovery from mental and substance use disorders benefit individuals and our communities. This year’s theme is “Join…

CDC and HRSA Announce Funding Opportunities for HIV Prevention and Care

Policy & Programs | September 29, 2014 Read the full post
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Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced funding opportunities for HIV services that may be of interest to readers of the AIDS.gov blog. CDC Funding for High Impact HIV Prevention…

A Prescription for Ending the HIV Epidemic

Policy & Programs | September 29, 2014 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from The Huffington Post

Antiretroviral treatment can enable HIV-infected Americans to avoid the debilitating illnesses and premature death once nearly inescapable for people with the infection. Research has shown that, when taken consistently, these medications also greatly reduce transmission of the virus to others. In other…

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Take Action to Curb HIV

Policy & Programs | September 26, 2014 Read the full post
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As we approach the observance of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) on September 27, it seems timely – indeed, imperative – to encourage all gay men, as well as those who work with, provide services to, and/or love…

Gay and Bisexual Men See HIV as the Top Health Issue Facing Their Community, But Majorities Are Not Personally Worried About Getting Infected & Not Getting Tested Regularly

Research | September 25, 2014 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Newsroom

Most Are Unaware of New Prevention Options, Such as PrEP, or Current Treatment Recommendations MENLO PARK, CA – More than thirty years into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and at a time when infections among gay and bisexual men are on the rise…