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This Thursday, February 7, 2019 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, coordinated by HIV.Gov, a website of the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy. If you would like to arrange a program in your community, check out the Event Planning Guide. You may also participate virtually by using the Centers for Disease Control and… Read More »
To provide state officials with tools and resources, including issue briefs, webinars and presentations, the National Academy for State Health Policy — in cooperation with the Health Resources and Services Administration, and partnerships with 19 states — has made available an updated toolkit, State Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV. Resources included are… Read More »
Through open communication, innovation, and dynamic education, His Health is passionately committed to raising the standard of health care for Black gay men. His Health is the product of collaboration among Black gay men, healthcare and service providers, public health professionals, federal health agencies, LGBT advocates, and community stakeholders. This site offers care models, training modules, and resources for… Read More »
National Transgender HIV Testing Day is observed each year on April 18. This day is an opportunity to focus on HIV testing, prevention, and treatment among transgender people. It encourages local testing events and testing campaigns to increase HIV status awareness in transgender populations. For further information and resources, please visit HIV.gov, the Centers for… Read More »
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Every Dose Every Day is a CDC initiative to support HIV treatment adherence. The Every Dose Every Day mobile application that is part of a toolkit developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011 to support HIV medication adherence. The app has recently been redesigned and is ready for download. This app… Read More »
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This is an updated fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) summarizing HIV prevalence and trends in African Americans. According to the CDC, “Blacks/African Americans account for a higher proportion of new HIV diagnoses, those living with HIV, and those who have ever received an AIDS diagnosis, compared to other races/ethnicities.”
In observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), the Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC) will host a webinar, Fact or Fiction: Debunking HIV Myths in the Black Community. African Americans are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. To register, go to https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/6j6v.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) developed four manuals to help HIV focused organizations implement evidence based interventions. These manuals focus on specific populations and highlight strategies such as cross-agency coordination. The manual Transitional Care Coordination from Jail Intake to Community HIV Primary Care, can be used by clinics, health departments, and jails to… Read More »
Check out the Rural Health Information Hub for a recording of the November 2nd webinar “Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment” on the Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Toolkit, “designed to help rural communities plan, implement, and sustain rural HIV/AIDS programs”. The webinar includes examples of successful programs and lessons learned.
An estimated 20-25% of people living with HIV in the U.S. are co-infected with Hepatitis C. “People who are co-infected with HIV and HCV are a priority population for HCV prevention, diagnosis, and treatment because liver-related death is common among this population,” observed Corinna Dan, R.N., M.P.H., Viral Hepatitis Policy Advisor in the HHS Office… Read More »
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