Archive for the ‘HIV/AIDS’ Category
Thursday, December 1st, 2016
World AIDS Day is December 1st. World AIDS Day is a global initiative to raise awareness, fight prejudice, and improve education about HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Around the world, about 37 million people are living with HIV. In the United States, about 44,000 people get infected with HIV every year.
For more information from the National AIDS Trust who promote World AIDS Day all year round, see https://nnlm.gov/bhic/hzdu.
To seek information about AIDS, visit the NLM resources of AIDSinfo, https://nnlm.gov/bhic/cglp and AIDSource, https://nnlm.gov/bhic/6gxl.
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
Multimedia Circle of Life is a sexual risk-reduction program designed specifically for American Indian youth ages 10-12 years. Multimedia Circle of Life teaches skills such as goal setting, decision making, and standing up to peer pressure. Prevention topics include: how diseases are spread; the health effects of HIV, AIDS and sexually transmitted infections; and ways youth can protect themselves from these diseases. The content also addresses teen pregnancy prevention. See: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/m6zk for student, parent and teacher resources, lesson plans, training videos, games and more.
Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
Over 1 million Americans are living with HIV and the number is growing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 31% percent of people living with HIV nationwide are over the age of 50. Moreover, research indicates that by 2015 half of the people living with HIV in the U.S. will be over more than 50 years old.
With the advent of the 21st century, prevention of HIV has become an important issue for older Americans. Today, 17% of all new HIV/AIDS cases occur among people who have lived to the half century mark and beyond. It is clear that more needs to be done to inform individuals and aging network providers about the importance of educating older Americans about HIV prevention. Resources for older adults can be found at:
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
You are invited to participate in the upcoming Healthy People 2020 public comment process, which will be open from October 6 through October 27, 2016. The Healthy People team is seeking comments on an objective that is being considered as a potential addition to the HIV topic area. The proposed objective was developed by the HIV workgroup, which is led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). It has been reviewed by the Healthy People 2020 Federal Interagency Workgroup (FIW), and is now being presented for public review and comment. All comments received will be carefully reviewed by the HIV workgroup, the Healthy People 2020 FIW, and other Healthy People 2020 stakeholders. Go here to comment: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/xkhl
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
NLM funded eight HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects in September 2016 in the 23rd round of the program. NLM has continued its HIV/AIDS-related outreach efforts to community-based organizations, patient advocacy groups, faith-based organizations, departments of health, and libraries. This program provides support to design local programs for improving information access for HIV/AIDS patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers. For more information, see https://nnlm.gov/bhic/290s.
Monday, October 3rd, 2016
Getting older does not necessarily mean the end to sexual intimacy or the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection.
Here are some resources for staying active and safe.
Sex and the Senior Woman (Office on Women’s Health Blog): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/vvmy
Sexuality in Later Life (National Institute on Aging): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/4j00 (available for download or order)
Thursday, August 11th, 2016
NMAC (formerly known as the National Minority Aids Council) has scholarships available for its December 2016 National HIV PrEP Summit in San Francisco.
- Scholarship A – Registration, two nights of hotel & one coach ticket to San Francisco
- Scholarship B – Registration
According to NMAC, “scholarships will prioritize PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) navigators and community based organizations and health departments establishing their PrEP programs. Geographic diversity will be important, with a special focus on the South and regions where HIV disproportionately impacts people of color.” For more information, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/kvjw. Applications are due September 1, 2016.
Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
September 9th is designated as NAIRHHA Day. The purpose of NAIRHHA Day is to bring national and local attention to the HIV and viral Hepatitis needs of African immigrants living in the U.S. in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. The creation of a national awareness day will also support the eradication of other epidemics fueling or related to HIV disparities among African immigrants, including Tuberculosis, Substance Use and Mental Health.
Learn more about NAIRHHA Day https://nnlm.gov/bhic/2biv
To request the toolkit http://ow.ly/d/4HyI
Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
Innovative internet-based approaches to reach black and Hispanic MSM for HIV testing and prevention services
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – ERA
The purpose of this project is to evaluate innovative recruitment approaches via the internet to provide HIV testing and linkage services to black and Hispanic men who have sex with men (MSM) who have not been tested for HIV in the past 12 months, especially those who have never been tested for HIV. Estimated application due date is Oct 31, 2016 at 5 p.m. ET. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/29usn7Q
Original text comes from CDC Grant Opportunity
Thursday, June 30th, 2016
Urban Indian Education and Research Organization Cooperative Agreement Program Announcement
Application Deadline: August 18, 2016
Grant Information: http://1.usa.gov/295wuWR
This IHS cooperative agreement aims to fund a national urban Indian organization to act as an education and research partner for OUIHP and urban Indian organizations funded under the IHCIA. Competition is open to a national urban Indian organization that has demonstrated experience working with IHCIA Title V-funded urban Indian health programs.
National HIV Program; HIV/AIDS Prevention and Engagement in Care
Application Deadline: August 28, 2016
Grant Information: http://1.usa.gov/295oGk8
This agreement seeks to increase local activities to move the Nation forward toward improving its HIV prevention and care outcomes. An eligible applicant will be one of the following: An Indian Tribe or Tribal organization operating an Indian health program operated pursuant to a contract, grant, cooperative agreement, or compact with IHS pursuant to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, or and Urban Indian organization operating a Title V Urban Indian health program that currently has a grant or contract with the IHS under Title V of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.
Descriptions adapted from IHS funding notices.