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New Resources

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Office of Women’s Health: A new website, microwebsite and resources have been created in honor of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), March 10, 2013http://1.usa.gov/UNnPdO

 

AHRQ: A new toolkit available to support the activities of private and public organizations in advancing Affordable Care Act’s mission. National Quality Strategy Stakeholder Toolkit.  http://1.usa.gov/UNo2xO

Happy Valentines Day! STI studies and sexual health resources

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

The studies reveal new infection data, some of it available for the first time, for the eight most common STIs — chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis B, HIV, and trichomoniasis. The studies, which estimate infection rates and medical costs related to STIs, were published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

To read an article about the studies: http://nbcnews.to/11Jf4Wr

The CDC has a website where you can learn more about STIs as well as search by zipcode for a clinic that offers STI testing as well as HIV testing the HPV vaccines.  To search visit here: http://1.usa.gov/VUwEEl

The CDC also has an interactive atlas for informaiton on STIs and other diseases.  The NCHHSTP Atlas was created to provide an interactive platform for accessing data collected by CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).

Currently, the Atlas provides interactive maps, graphs, tables, and figures showing geographic patterns and time trends of HIV, AIDS, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and primary and secondary syphilis surveillance data. Available here: http://1.usa.gov/XGq2Ya

February is National Condom Month!  Learn more about that as well as other sexual health topics from the American Sexual Health Associations website. http://bit.ly/Z0LW7E

Webinar: Cultural Competence: Strengthening the Clinician’s Role in Delivering Quality HIV Care within Veteran Communities

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Webinar: Cultural Competence: Strengthening the Clinician’s Role in Delivering Quality HIV Care within Veteran Communities, Thursday, January 31, 2013. 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST.

The AIDS Education and Training Center – National Multicultural Center (AETC-NMC) at Howard University, College of Medicine, presents this webinar facilitated by Katherine Holman, MD, Veterans Administration Medical Center Fellow, University of Alabama at Birmingham. The learning objectives include:
• Describe the demographics of US veterans living with HIV/AIDS
• List risk factors for HIV/AIDS among US veterans
• Describe clinical strategies for providing culturally competent clinical care to veterans living with HIV/AIDS
• Identify culturally appropriate resources available to veterans with HIV/AIDS and their care providers

Register here: http://bit.ly/Wy6ogq

Community Engagement Webinar for HIV/AIDS Prevention

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) is hosting a free, interactive webinar entitled Community Engagement for Capacity Building with Clinicians. The purpose of this webinar is to better understand the capacity building needs of clinical providers in delivering HIV prevention and care services. The CDC is inviting clinicians to discuss:

  1. Strategies in implementing HIV prevention and care services for patients and community
  2. Areas of need and preference for building capacity in clinical settings
  3. How CDC’s Capacity Building Branch can best support your practice

Register here: http://bit.ly/YlLiUU

World AIDS Day is December 1st

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.

To learn more: http://bit.ly/TtL08m

 

You can get involved and donate a condom.  For every like, share or tweet Durex will donate one condom to charities that fight the spread of AIDS.  The goal is for Durex to donate 2.5 million condoms, the same number of people who were infected with HIV last year. To get involved and help go here: http://bit.ly/TteK4F

 

Secretary Clinton commemorated World AIDS Day 2012 and unveiled the PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation that provides a roadmap for how the U.S. Government will work to help achieve an AIDS-free generation. The PEPFAR plan has 5 goals:

Make strategic, scientifically sound investments to rapidly scale up core HIV prevention, treatment and care interventions and maximize impact.

Work with partner countries, donor nations, civil society, people living with HIV, faith-based organizations, the private sector, foundations and multilateral institutions to effectively mobilize, coordinate and efficiently utilize resources to expand high-impact strategies, saving more lives sooner.

Focus on women and girls to increase gender equality in HIV services.

End stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV and key populations, improving their access to, and uptake of, comprehensive HIV services.

Set benchmarks for outcomes and programmatic efficiencies through regularly assessed planning and reporting processes to ensure goals are being met.

The website has the detailed plan, country modeling, World AIDS Day 2012 results, several fact sheets as well as Secretary Clinton and President Obama’s remarks and the Presidential Proclamation.

To visit the website: http://1.usa.gov/YuOFbV

World AIDS Day – December 1

Monday, November 26th, 2012

The 2012 theme for World AIDS Day is “Working Together for an AIDS-free Generation.” AIDS.gov has ideas for ways to take action in your community and around the world: http://1.usa.gov/TgfXfU  and Facing AIDS is a photo and story-telling initiative which invites the sharing of photos and personal messages regarding the fight against AIDS. More info at:  http://1.usa.gov/XVspsP . For more on a world perspecitve, visit the World Health Organization webpage at: http://bit.ly/TpYNiz .

Webinar: Syncing Awareness With Access: Comprehensive HIV Care For Latinos

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

On Thursday, November 15th, HealthHIV will host a webinar to discuss challenges to and opportunities for improving engagement in HIV testing and access to care for Latinos.  Community models for early identification of Latino populations will be  highlighted, along with access to and utilization of HIV treatment.  Topics include: HIV Epidemiology Among Latinos; Ryan White Program and Access to HIV Care and Treatment; Addressing Individual, Clinical, and Organizational Barriers to HIV Care; Community Models for Addressing HIV Care; and Approaches to Optimizing and Improving HIV Care for Latinos.

November 15, 2012
10am Pacific Time
Duration: 1 hour 

For more information and to register for the webinar, click here: http://bit.ly/W5Y1Fz

Mini Grants To Support Tribal HIV Prevention Social Marketing/Media Campaigns

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board’s (NPAIHB) Project Red Talon is pleased to announce the availability of ten Mini Grants to support Tribal HIV Prevention Social Marketing/Media Campaigns. Eligible applicants include: Tribes, tribal consortia, tribal organizations, AI/AN LGBTQ2S organizations and urban organizations serving AI/ANs.

More information about the HIV Prevention Mini Grants can be found on the NPAIHB web site: http://bit.ly/RS0qVT

Award Amount: $10,000
Application Deadline: December 14, 2013 

10th Anniversary National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Monday, October 15th, 2012

October 15th is the the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month, and today Hispanic/Latinos will recognize the serious impact of HIV and AIDS in their communities. National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, (NLAAD) was established ten years ago by the Latino Commission on AIDS, the Hispanic Federation and other national organizations as a day dedicated to renew their commitment, reflect on the increasing impact of HIV/AIDS on the Latino community, and educate people about the importance of everyone knowing their HIV status through routine testing.

Remember that oral rapid HIV testing kits are now available for purchase from your local pharmacy, so you can test yourself (and loved ones) in the comfort of your own home.  Don’t delay – get tested today!

For more information on HIV & AIDS in both English and Spanish can visit the National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) website here: http://bit.ly/RZLvIJ or call 1-800-232-4636

Funding Opportunity: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2013

Monday, September 24th, 2012

The Office on Women’s Health (OWH) is offering a competitive grant of up to $2,500 for hosting an event in support of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2013. This funding opportunity provides support for activities and events in the U.S. and affiliated territories.

Information about requirements for submission may be found at: http://1.usa.gov/Qz8c3L  . The submission deadline is October 18, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. MT. [Medical Reserve Corps listserv]