February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which is focused on getting communities educated, tested, treated and involved. For further information, events, testing centers, social media and print campaigns, and other tools, please visit the National Strategic Planning Committee at: http://bit.ly/1DhTLtk
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The HIV/AIDS Portal now offers users the ability to search for multilingual content. The new Multilingual Search interface searches specifically for HIV/AIDS related topics from the multilingual and multicultural content of HealthReach (formerly RHIN). HealthReach offers easy access to quality health information to individuals for whom English is not their primary language. It is also an important resource for health professional as well as public health administrators. Users can search by subject/topic, language and format. The default for the search is always HIV/AIDS so there is no need for these terms to be included in the search. There is also an Advanced Search capability to further refine your retrieval. The content is available in audio and video formats as well as text. For text documents there is a feature that allows you to view the document in a split screen with one side being English the other being the language you requested in your search.
The Multilingual Search interface is listed under the Resources For…Multilingual Speakers on the HIV/AIDS Portal homepage. http://1.usa.gov/1zshA3H
A new evidence-based guideline, Recommendations for HIV Prevention with Adults and Adolescents with HIV in the United States, 2014, is now available online from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The recommendations are intended to advance the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: prevent new HIV infections, increase the proportion of persons with HIV who are aware of their infection, prevent HIV-related illness and death, and reduce HIV-related health disparities.
To see the complete description and download the report, visit the CDC Stacks website: http://1.usa.gov/1wnP9zJ
For those living with AIDS or HIV, staying healthy is important. The Affordable Care Act has made coverage more accessible and now is the time to enroll (until February 15, 2015). You cannot be denied insurance coverage based on your HIV status. The Target Center, which supports HIV care through education and innovation, offers resources for healthcare consumers, patient education materials, and quality management tools for programs and care, at: http://bit.ly/1x3V8wx
AIDSinfo has announced the release of the AIDSinfo Drug Database App. Using data from the AIDSinfo Drug Database, the drug app provides information on more than 100 HIV-related approved and investigational drugs. The information, offered in English and Spanish, is tailored to meet the needs of both health care providers and consumers. The app is designed to automatically refresh when the user is connected to a wireless or cellular data network. The auto update feature eliminates the need to manually update the app to view the most current drug information. In addition, the app works offline, ensuring that health care providers and consumers can access vital drug information anywhere—even in health care facilities that may not have an Internet connection.
AIDSinfo Drug Database App: http://1.usa.gov/1CN8wbs
Today is World AIDS Day.
AIDS.gov has resources for commemorating the day, including shareable social media messages, facts about HIV/AIDS and information on the Affordable Care Act and HIV. MedlinePlus has links to information on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, research and related issues. Information is available in English, Spanish and four other languages.
HIV/AIDS (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1vbIpWw
The Evidence-Based Interventions and Best Practices for HIV Prevention in the Compendium are identified by the CDC’s Prevention Research Synthesis Project through a series of ongoing systematic reviews. The Compendium comprises three chapters: Linkage to, Retention in, and Re-engagement in HIV Care (LRC), Medication Adherence (MA), and Risk Reduction (RR). Each eligible intervention is evaluated against explicit a priori criteria and has shown sufficient evidence that the intervention works.
CDC Compendium of Evidence-Based Interventions and Best Practices for HIV Prevention: http://1.usa.gov/112gmxi
The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging has created an online training tool entitled “Building Respect for LGBT Older Adults.” The six 10-minute modules are designed for staff of long-term care and other aging service providers.
From the Center:
“This tool was developed by the Administration for Community Living and Administration on Aging, with support from many groups including but not limited to SAGE’s National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, FORGE Transgender Aging Network, National Center for Transgender Equality, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the National Senior Citizens Law Center, Rose Villa, and the Methodist Home of D.C.”
For more information and to access the tool: http://bit.ly/1tMir8F
The Seattle Urban Indian Health Institute reminds us that National HIV Testing Day is an annual campaign to encourage people of all ages to “Take the Test, Take Control.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a fact sheet about HIV/AIDS among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs): http://1.usa.gov/1l8HH2N
The fact sheet details information about the number of HIV/AIDS infections, diagnoses and deaths; the challenges that the AI/AN population faces around HIV; and how the CDC is working to raise awareness and provide support in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.
See more resources for promoting HIV testing from the national campaign at: http://bit.ly/1jfPQma
June 8th, is the eight day of Caribbean-American Heritage Month in the United States and the first day of what will become an annual observance of -National Caribbean-American Health/AIDS Awareness Day. NCAHAAD is a national mobilization effort designed to encourage Caribbean-American and Caribbean-born individuals, across the United States and its territories, to get educated, get tested, get treated and get involved. It is also a time to reflect, memorialize and show compassion for those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. It is a day of hope for the future of a Caribbean and Caribbean American community with available preventive health care as a daily part of life and a Caribbean Diaspora free of AIDS.