Michelle Samplin-Salgado – Facing AIDS on World AIDS Day and EVERY Day

      Facing AIDS on World AIDS Day and EVERY Day    By Michelle Samplin-Salgado, AIDS.gov New Media Strategist Yesterday was National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Next month, we will commemorate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10) and National Native HIV/AIDS Day (March 20). Throughout the year, there are many nationally recognized HIV/AIDS Awareness Days. Some of these days provide an opportunity to understand and respond to the HIV epidemic's impact on a specific … [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...]

The Importance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – Feb. 7

  The Importance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day     For the last three years, our blog posts for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), February 7th of every year, have focused on new media or statistics about African Americans and HIV. This year we wanted to share with you thoughts from two of our colleagues.   No new media. No statistics.   Just important words about an important day: As a Black gay man or woman living with HIV, you know, the challenges for all of us … [Read more...]

BULLYING, a New Perspective

  A Celebration of Women    initially sends our blessings to anyone in our world that is living at the hands of a "Bully".      As a Woman (gender that has been bullied for centuries) , mother of four (teens included), victim of violent crime and more, I want to also send this message to all the teens born to the Women of our World.  With suicide in our communities reaching epidemic levels, we all must Take Action to divide the causes; and not blame only the Bully.  For the health of our own … [Read more...]

UN agency revising policies to protect people fleeing persecution due to Sexuality

    Refugees marked out by their sexual orientation or gender identity face danger, difficulty and discrimination.....      October 2010 – The United Nations refugee agency said today it is revising its policies to protect people fleeing persecution due to their sexual orientation or gender identity, after a survey highlighted the dangers and prejudice faced by lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals and intersex asylum-seekers and refugees. “These risks are significant and should … [Read more...]

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