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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]

First-Ever Global Female Condom Day

Monday, September 17th, 2012

September 12, 2012 (9/12/12)  marked “the first-ever Global Female Condom Day, and women and men around the world are … speaking out for increased recognition of a prevention method that is too often overlooked,” according to a statement in USAID’s ‘Impact Blog’. “Female condoms offer women — and men — dual protection from unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV”.

More information at: http://1.usa.gov/PzEzhL and http://bit.ly/PzEMBL [Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report, Sept. 13, 2012]

New Common Application for HIV Patient Assistance Program

Monday, September 17th, 2012

The Common Patient Assistance Program Application (CPAPA), announced by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at the International AIDS Conference in July, went into effect on September 12th. This single common application allows uninsured individuals living with HIV to use one application to apply for multiple assistance programs that together provide an entire course of antiretroviral therapy. This initiative aligns with the goals of the President’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy by increasing access to lifesaving drugs for eligible patients, and by helping more patients receive effective treatment for HIV.

For more information and an application: http://1.usa.gov/PzDF4S [HHS News Release, Sept. 12, 2012]

Multilingual brochure for HIV+ travelers

Monday, August 20th, 2012

The Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education and Training Center has come out with a new brochure available for HIV+ travelers in both English and Spanish. “Traveling to Mexico & Latin America Brochures”  includes helpful tips for persons with HIV/AIDS traveling to Mexico and Latin America as well as contact information to help the patient obtain the names, phone numbers and addresses of doctors who take care of people living with HIV/AIDS, at or near where they are going.

The website also contains other brochures like “Crossing the Border: Continuity of Care for HIV-Infected Patients Returning to Mexico” and pocket cards for HIV and Hepatitis B and C.

You can find the brochures here: http://bit.ly/NcyM6m