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Getting older does not necessarily mean the end to sexual intimacy or the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection. Here are some resources for staying active and safe. Sex and the Senior Woman (Office on Women’s Health Blog): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/vvmy Sexuality in Later Life (National Institute on Aging): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/4j00 (available for download or order)
NMAC (formerly known as the National Minority Aids Council) has scholarships available for its December 2016 National HIV PrEP Summit in San Francisco. Scholarship A – Registration, two nights of hotel & one coach ticket to San Francisco Scholarship B – Registration According to NMAC, “scholarships will prioritize PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) navigators and community based organizations and… Read More »
September 9th is designated as NAIRHHA Day. The purpose of NAIRHHA Day is to bring national and local attention to the HIV and viral Hepatitis needs of African immigrants living in the U.S. in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. The creation of a national awareness day will also support the eradication of other epidemics… Read More »
Innovative internet-based approaches to reach black and Hispanic MSM for HIV testing and prevention services Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – ERA The purpose of this project is to evaluate innovative recruitment approaches via the internet to provide HIV testing and linkage services to black and Hispanic men… Read More »
Urban Indian Education and Research Organization Cooperative Agreement Program Announcement Application Deadline: August 18, 2016 Grant Information: http://1.usa.gov/295wuWR This IHS cooperative agreement aims to fund a national urban Indian organization to act as an education and research partner for OUIHP and urban Indian organizations funded under the IHCIA. Competition is open to a national urban Indian organization that… Read More »
Innovative Strategies for Addressing Hep C in Indian Country (first of five webinars) June 24, 2016 at 2 pm EDT Information and registration: http://bit.ly/28II8Tr The Office of Minority Health Resource Center kicks off a new webinar series designed to help health professionals, agencies and clinics get past challenges and address the rising rates of hepatitis and HIV… Read More »
Learn the facts! June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, established as an annual observance to promote HIV testing and the importance of knowing your status. This year’s theme is “Take the Test. Take Control.” Find a testing site with the HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator: http://1.usa.gov/1VMuvHX.
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Adapted from the Outreach and Special Populations Branch of the National Library of Medicine It’s nearing the end of National Public Health Week 2016. Outreach and Special Populations Branch provides a variety of reliable information resources to help improve public health information access, including: HealthReach – Multilingual and multicultural public health information for those working with or… Read More »
Adapted from SIS NLM, http://1.usa.gov/1VQ92x7 The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of… Read More »
On June 5, 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), describing cases of a rare lung infection, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), in five young, previously healthy, gay men in Los Angeles. This marked the first official reporting of what will become known as the… Read More »