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A New Tool for Treating STIs and Preventing HIV

CDC, Mobile, Treatment | February 25, 2014 Read the full post
Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH

Annual surveillance data published last month in the 2012 STD Surveillance Report show that sexually transmitted infections (STIs) threaten the health and well-being of millions of people in the United States. However, each of the 20 million new cases [PDF 1.5MB] of…

HBCU Students Using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for NBHAAD

New Media | February 25, 2014 Read the full post
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Student organizations have worked throughout the years to promote community awareness and activism of social issues. In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) and Black History Month, our Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), fraternities, and sororities are…

Fighting Hepatitis C Among African Americans

February is Black History Month, a time to commemorate the achievements of African Americans in the United States. It also presents an opportunity to discuss serious health concerns that affect the African American community, including viral hepatitis and especially Hepatitis…

Black Voices: Having (and using) my voice to address stigma

New Media | February 20, 2014 Read the full post
Patrick Ingram

My name is Patrick, I am a gay man of color, and I currently reside in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I was diagnosed with HIV at a health department in Virginia on December 1, 2011, which happened to be World AIDS Day….

Using Web-Based Outreach to Reach High-Risk Rural Populations

New Media | February 20, 2014 Read the full post
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Editor’s Note: Today we share the fourth story from the new media planning projects supported by in summer 2013. To read earlier posts in this series, click here. We at Positive Connections  (Kansas’ oldest community-based HIV/AIDS organization) are working…

Progress Made on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities

The White House
Cross-posted from The White House Office of National AIDS Policy Blog

Today, the Office of the Vice President, the White House Council on Women and Girls, and the White House Office of National AIDS Policy welcomed community leaders and Federal colleagues to celebrate progress to date by the President’s Working Group on the…

Music & Minority Health at SXSWi

New Media | February 18, 2014 Read the full post
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Editor’s Note: South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) takes place in March in Austin, Texas. The conference offers a wide variety of topics that address uses of technology for social good issues such as healthcare. We asked Alisa Hughley, founder of…

Justice Department Settles with Rite Aid of Michigan Over Alleged HIV Discrimination

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Cross-posted from U.S. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs

The Justice Department announced today that, as part of its Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative, it has reached a settlement with Rite Aid of Michigan to resolve claims that Rite Aid violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The department found…