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Peace Corps Observes International Men’s Day

Global | November 19, 2012 Read the full post
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In much of the developing world, men retain significant authority over many aspects of family and community life. Without men, we don’t have healthy communities. Men frequently control decisions about access to resources that either limit – or expand –…

Peace Corps Recognizes World AIDS Day

Global | November 16, 2012 Read the full post
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World AIDS Day provides an opportunity for Peace Corps volunteers to share the grassroots work that they do year-round in fighting AIDS.  Recognized annually on December 1, World AIDS Day aims to raise awareness, decrease stigma, and honor those who…

Great American Smokeout: An Opportunity for Smokers Living with HIV to Improve their Health

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Across the country, many people are preparing to take an important step to improve their health tomorrow (11/15/2012); they are planning to quit smoking. Why tomorrow? It’s the 37th Great American Smokeout . Organized annually by the American Cancer Society…

“Prevention and Wellness Across the Life Span”: Highlights from the APHA Annual Meeting

New Media | November 13, 2012 Read the full post
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In late October, we joined more than 12,000 public health professionals at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 2012 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Prevention and Wellness Across the Life Span”, kicking off…

Honoring Veterans Day

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Today is Veterans Day and AIDS.gov salutes both America’s veterans for their service and the work of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA is the nation’s single largest provider of HIV care and an important partner in…

Using Your Mobile Phone to Find Health Information: New Data

New Media | November 8, 2012 Read the full post
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Pew Internet & American Life Project released new data  today on using mobile phones to access health information. “One in three cell phone owners (31%) have used their phone to look for health information. In a comparable, national survey conducted…

Working to Address HIV/AIDS in Native American Communities

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In her statement last week on the observance of National Native American Heritage Month, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius reiterated the Department’s commitment to ensuring the health and well being of all Americans. She highlighted examples of…

Video: Facing AIDS Photo App for World AIDS Day

New Media | November 6, 2012 Read the full post
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Since launching the Facing AIDS mobile app in July, we have taken it on the road to AIDS 2012, the U.S. Conference on AIDS, and the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. The AIDS.gov team has showed hundreds of people…