World Aids Day – getting to zero‏, Antonella Villani

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World AIDS Day observance on December 1

This year’s World AIDS Day observance on December 1 is the 25th commemoration of the opportunity to bring attention to the impact of the HIV epidemic. We at AIDS.gov know some event planners may not focus year round on HIV awareness, yet want to plan an activity for December 1. With this in mind, and building on this year’s theme of “Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation,” today we offer some questions and resources to help planners to get ready to mark World … [Read more...]

CDC launches new HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, TB Prevention’s Atlas

NCHHSTP Atlas to Feature County-Level Data, CDC Hosts Webinar Next week, CDC will launch the new version of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention’s (NCHHSTP) Atlas, which will feature county-level HIV and STD data. This online data visualization tool for CDC surveillance will offer users the opportunity to view more localized epidemiologic data for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including chlamydia, gonorrhea, primary and secondary syphilis, … [Read more...]

Women and HIV/AIDS (Infographic)

HIV/AIDS has claimed 30+ million lives since discovery. Its impact on society can be seen worldwide through the illness itself, discrimination, and even economically. Learn how this disease affects the lives of women around the world. Human immunodeficiency virus infection / acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a disease of the human immune system caused by infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). During the initial infection, a person may experience a brief period … [Read more...]

Cervical Health Awareness Month

JANUARY IS CERVICAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH What is Cervical Health Awareness Month? The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month.  During January, you may wish to highlight issues related to cervical cancer, HPV disease and the importance of early detection. Some of the issues you may wish to highlight are personal stories of women and family members/caregivers battling issues related to their persistent HPV/precancer and/or cervical cancer. You may … [Read more...]

“Telling Stories to Fight STIs and HIV/AIDS,” Social Marketing Quarterly

Heard any good stories about HIV or STIs lately? Told any? What makes a good story?   Dr. William Smith at "Telling Stories to Fight STIs and HIV/AIDS"     Dr. William Smith, Editor of Social Marketing Quarterly, asked about 20 invited participants at a May 18, 2012 workshop, “Telling Stories to Fight STIs and HIV/AIDS,” to consider the elements of a good story and then use them to create one. Sponsored by the AIDS Institute of the New York State Department of … [Read more...]

HIV Testing Day 2011 – A Box of Tools , Paige Baker

A Box of Tools for National HIV Testing Day 2011 By Paige Baker, Executive Editor, AIDS.gov Co-authored by Deb LeBel, Partnerships Specialist, AIDS.gov     This is the season for toolboxes. Sunday was Father’s Day – and tools are a popular gift for dads. Summer is the time when many of us pull out our toolboxes to work on home improvement or hobby projects. So that got us thinking about the “tools” we have in our HIV prevention, testing and treatment … [Read more...]

TwitterViews – National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day TwitterViews New media has become a crucial tool for relaying health information, sharing resources, developing and maintaining partnerships, promoting events and building community. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), AIDS.gov and other Federal partners have taken great strides in using new media as a form of outreach and communication, including the use of blogs, Twitter , Facebook , podcasts, e-cards and online videos. We have been … [Read more...]

APRIL is STD Awareness Month ~ Rachel Kachur MDH, CDC

April is STD Awareness Month. Did you GYT? April is STD Awareness Month. Every year there are over 19 million new cases of STDs in the United States (CDC). Half of these new STD infections occur among young people ages 15 to 24 even though this age group makes up only 25% of the sexually active population. There are many negative outcomes of having an STD, including an increased risk for HIV infection. One way to make a difference during STD Awareness Month is to promote … [Read more...]

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – February 7, 2011

  National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day     Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to reflect on the lives touched by and lost to HIV/AIDS. In the United States, HIV continues to take its toll on African Americans, who have the highest rates of HIV infection of all races. Blacks make up just 14 percent of the U.S. population, yet account for almost half of those living and dying with HIV and AIDS in this country. There are many complex social and environmental factors that … [Read more...]

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