Archive for the ‘HIV/AIDS’ Category
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: firstname.lastname@example.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
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
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
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
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
Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created a fact sheet that examines HIV/AIDS among American Indians and Alaska Natives. HIV is a critical public health issue among the approximately 5.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) who represent about 1.7% of the US population. AI/ANs represented less than 1% of estimated new HIV infections in 2010. When compared with other racial/ethnic groups, AI/AN ranked fifth in estimated rates of HIV infection diagnoses in 2011, with lower rates than blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders, and people reporting multiple races, but higher rates than Asians and whites.
The CDC’s HIV/AIDS fact sheet can be found online: http://goo.gl/QZy6h
Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
The National Resource Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Youth will be hosting their very first webinar entitled “Using High Intensity Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections in Youth.” Participants can expect to learn how the Affordable Care Act is expanding billable preventive services, how high intensity behavioral counseling can be used to prevent STIs and how to access training and other resources.
Webinar date: June 12, 2013 1ppm – 2:30pm Eastern
More information about the Behavioral Counseling Webinar can be found online: http://goo.gl/kqUGC
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
The Administration on Children and Families has a call for proposals for Street Outreach Program (SOP) Grants.
Today, in communities across the country, young people are living on the streets after running from or being asked to leave homes characterized by abuse, neglect, or parental drug and alcohol abuse. Once on the streets, such youth are at risk of being sexually exploited or abused by adults for pleasure or profit. In addition, such youth may engage in shoplifting, survival sex, or drug dealing in order to provide for their basic needs. Since 1996, SOP has been aiding this population by funding grantees to provide street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, sexual abuse, prostitution, or sexual exploitation. These services, which are provided in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist such youth in making healthy choices regarding where they live and how they behave.
The Street Outreach Program grant fund grantees to provide street-based services to runaway, homeless and street youth who have been subjected to, oar are at risk of being subjected to sexual abuse, prostitution or sexual exploitation. These services are designed to assist youth in making healthy choices regarding where they live and how they behave. Eligible applicants include public and non-profit private entities that include States, localities, and coordinated networks of such entities. Per RHY Act section 351, for-profit organizations are not eligible. In selecting eligible applicants to receive grants under this FOA, priority will be given to entities that have experience in providing shelter and services to runaway, homeless, or street youth as required by the RHY Act. Faith-based and community organizations that meet eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
Award amount: Approximately $160,000 per year for up to 3 years
Application Deadline: June 28, 2013
For more information and a link to the entire announcement, visit the grants.gov site: http://goo.gl/H50ZK
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
The National Resource Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Adolescents supports adolescent service providers (i.e. organizations that work with teens, such as community health educators or clinicians) by providing web-based resources, evidence-based program information, and links to training and technical assistance to help prevent HIV/AIDS among adolescents, in particular adolescents from minority and high-risk populations.
Visit the Resource Center’s web site: http://bit.ly/14COjDn
Monday, April 1st, 2013
The American Sexual Health Association has declared April to be Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Awareness Month. There are an extimated 110 million cases of STIs, also called Sexual Transmitted Diseases (STD), in the United States, with an estimated 20 million new cases a year (source: http://bit.ly/X6nymq).
MedlinePlus has a health topic page on Sexually Transmitted Diseases. On the health topic page, there is information on treatment, diagnosis/screening, specific conditions and prevention. There is an interactive tutorial and resources in over a dozen languages, as well as information for seniors, parents and teenagers.
MedlinePlus: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Health Topic Page: http://1.usa.gov/X6mZsy