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NLM launches new traveling banner exhibition and online adaptation of Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture

Friday, September 20th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine has launched a traveling banner exhibition and online adaptation of Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture, an exploration of the rise of AIDS in the early 1980′s and the evolving response to the epidemic over the last 30 years.

The exhibition illustrates an iconic history of AIDS alongside lesser-known examples of historical figures who changed the course of the pandemic. Utilizing a variety of historic photographs, pamphlets, and publications, Surviving and Thriving is divided into five historical investigations, each of which highlights how different groups responded to AIDS.

The companion website includes an extensive selection of NLM’s diverse poster collection about HIV/AIDS. This “Digital Gallery” displays 238 posters grouped into fifteen thematic clusters, providing viewers new historical avenues to explore beyond the exhibition.  The website is augmented by education resources that investigate the exhibition content, including two lesson plans for grades 10-12; three six-class higher education modules; and two online activities.

For the complete NLM Press Release: http://1.usa.gov/1bvWtBe

For the Surviving and Thriving companion website: http://1.usa.gov/19onXmc

Training Promotores de Salud in HIV Prevention in Rural Latino communities: A Train-the-Trainer Curriculum (Spanish)

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Promotores de salud, or community health workers, are a proven mechanism to reach Latinos in rural areas. Poder Sano has developed a comprehensive Spanish-language train-the-trainer curriculum for individuals interested in training promotores de salud in HIV prevention. The curriculum is based on popular education techniques, and is culturally competent and linguistically sensitive.

The curriculum consists of five modules: The Role of Promotores, Sex and Sexuality, HIV/AIDS Prevention, HIV Testing and Treatment and Best Practices for Outreach. A unique feature of this curriculum is that in addition to the five core modules, it contains extra booster sessions to support promotores de salud in their continued learning and self-reflection. The curriculum also contains in-depth background information for the trainer.

Training Promotores de Salud in HIV Prevention in Rural Latino communities: A Train-the-Trainer Curriculum (Spanish): http://bit.ly/155cuKp

Anti-HIV drugs may protect against puberty delays in HIV infected children

Friday, August 16th, 2013

For children who have been HIV-infected since birth, current anti-HIV drug regimens may protect against the delays in puberty that had been seen in HIV-infected children taking older regimens, according to researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health.

HIV appears to delay puberty. Among children born before 1990, more than 10 percent of HIV-positive girls and boys had not entered puberty by 12 and 13 years of age, respectively. However, a study published in the journal AIDS has found that puberty was delayed for less than 1 percent of children born since 1997, when more effective anti-HIV drug therapies became widely available. Combination antiretroviral treatments — three or more drugs from two or more different anti-HIV drug classes — are now the standard therapy.

For the full brief, visit: http://1.usa.gov/1ePhJPl

Breaking the Glass: Navigating Sexual Health & HIV Stigma with African Immigrants and Refugees

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT

The HHS Office of Minority Health Resource Center’s National African Immigrant Project is providing a webinar targeting clinicians that work with African immigrants with HIV and its co-morbidities. The webinar, Breaking the Glass: Navigating Sexual Health & HIV Stigma with African Immigrants and Refugees, will address HIV stigma as it pertains to African clients, MSM in the African community, FGM, gender issues and medical adherence.   

The webinar will address some of the cultural barriers that prevent African clients from accessing treatment and care and adhering to prescribed medications. 

The course is taught by: a Dr. Ijeoma Otigbuo, a Nigerian/American professor of microbiology and immunology at Montgomery College in Maryland; Mrs. Adeline Assani-Uva, a Ghanaian/American registered dietitian; and Dr. Emmanuel Koku, a Ghanaian-American, is an Associate Professor of Sociology, at Drexel University, and a Co-Director of its African Studies Program 

The presenters have several decades of expertise in their respective fields, have done several presentations on these topics and have authored papers on Africans, nutrition and HIV.

Register here: http://bit.ly/156cTJL

Webinar: Focus on Youth and Young Men

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

A free webinar on July 18, 2013 from 3:00 to 4:30 PM EDT, titled “Building Resilience, Community and Culture among Young Native Men and Boys” is part of a larger effort to focus on the health of young native men and boys. The collaborative effort is hosted by the Indian Health Service, Men’s Health Network, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Office of Minority Health and the Society of Public Health Education. http://prn.to/13srK4h

Native.LGBTQ2S.Proud: Media Campaign Materials

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

In recognition of June as LGBT Pride Month, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and the Indian Health Service National HIV/AIDS program are pleased to announce the availability of new media materials designed to reduce stigma and promote HIV testing among American Indian and Alaska Native LBBT2S community members.  The campaign was developed in collaboration with national partners and Native LGBTQ2S community members from throughout the US.  A limited number of these materials can be ordered free of charge from Project Red Talon.  Contact Wendee Gardner with desired quantity and your mailing address to order materials: wgardner@npaihb.org

Access, download and print the Native.LGBTQ2S.Proud Media Campaign materials on lines and share them on National HIV Testing Day on June 27th: http://bit.ly/121rsvQ

Free Testing At Select Walgreens For National HIV Testing Day: June 27th

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Walgreens, the nation’s largest drugstore chain, and Greater Than AIDS, a coalition of public and private partners united in response to the domestic AIDS epidemic, are teaming with health departments and local AIDS organizations across the country to provide free HIV testing in support of National HIV Testing Day on June 27th.  Free HIV tests will be available June 27 – 28 from 3pm – 7pm, and June 29 from 9am – 2pm at 175 Walgreens locations in 54 cities and 22 states across the country.

More information and specific locations available online: http://bit.ly/14VFBPx

Breaking the Glass: Navigating Sexual Health & HIV Stigma with African Immigrants and Refugees

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

OMHRC’s Upcoming Webinar: Breaking the Glass: Navigating Sexual Health & HIV Stigma with African Immigrants and Refugees. June 28!

The HHS Office of Minority Health Resource Center’s National African Immigrant Project is providing a webinar targeting clinicians that work with African immigrants with HIV and its co-morbidities. The webinar, Breaking the Glass: Navigating Sexual Health & HIV Stigma with African Immigrants and Refugees, will address HIV stigma as it pertains to African clients, MSM in the African community, FGM, gender issues and medical adherence. The webinar will address some of the cultural barriers that prevent African clients from accessing treatment and care and adhering to prescribed medications. The Breaking the Glass: Navigating Sexual Health & HIV Stigma with African Immigrants and Refugees? webinar will be held on June 28, 2013 , 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET.

Space is limited. Reserve you seat here:  http://bit.ly/11Qz308

National HIV Testing Day is June 27

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that about 1 million people in the United States have HIV, and that every nine and half minutes another person is infected with the virus. However, about a quarter of those people are not aware of their status.

The theme for National HIV Testing Day 2013 is “Take the Test, Take Control.” Whether you have yet to take an HIV test, are well-versed on how HIV is transmitted, need widgets for your site or just want to know what’s taking place in your area, here are resources for getting tested and getting involved: http://1.usa.gov/19SCOua

National Indian Health Service HIV/AIDS Program Webinar

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Tuesday, June 25th 1:00 – 2:00 Mountain

Men who have sex with men are disproportionately represented in new HIV infections and existing HIV and AIDS cases among American Indians and Alaska Natives. This webinar will present several products, campaigns, educational resources and programs that have been developed recently for AI/AN lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two spirit (LGBTQ2-S) communities.  These resources can be used to help support local efforts to combat stigma, promote awareness, HIV testing and encourage more equitable community norms.

More information about this National Indian Health Service HIV/AIDS Program Webinar can be found online: http://bit.ly/173J3Lx