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Welcome to the HIV/AIDS Section of our website.

Please feel free to browse through this section for the latest news, data and statistics, prevention and treatment information, funding, and publications.

The following represents the content we have available in this category:
External link CDC Marks 30-year Battle Against HIV
To mark 30 years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the CDC has published two new scientific reports in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, focused on testing and surveillance.
External linkpdf file Through Our Eyes: Promoting Health and Social Equity to Address HIV/AIDS among Latino Gay Men [PDF | 603KB] Exit Disclaimer
Consistent with the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) [PDF | 1.2MB], as well as NASTAD and NCSD’s Statement of Urgency: Crisis among Gay Men [PDF | 90KB], NASTAD released a report that summarizes the findings of a qualitative study in 12 jurisdictions that investigated responses of health departments and community-based organizations to the HIV/AIDS crisis among Latino gay men in the U.S.
External linkpdf file Community Ideas for Improving the Response to the Domestic HIV Epidemic [PDF | 14.7MB]
External link National Latino AIDS Action Agenda Network (NLAAN) -- Latino/Hispanic HIV/AIDS Federal Policy Recommendations Addressing the Latino AIDS Crisis [PDF, 400KB] Exit Disclaimer
The National Latino AIDS Action Network releases Latino HIV/AIDS Policy Federal Recommendations developed as a result of the National AIDS Summit that took place January 2008 in Washington D.C.
External linkpdf file NASTAD Technical Assistance Report: Activities to Address HIV/AIDS in Native American Communities[PDF, 531KB] Exit Disclaimer
This update emphasizes strategies and approaches to consider for health departments and Native American advocates wishing to do more to address HIV/AIDS in Native American communities. As such, this update builds upon NASTAD’s earlier work that reviewed historical underpinnings and other factors impacting Native Americans’ HIV risk.
External linkpdf file Breaking Through the Silence: Key Issues and Recommendations to Address HIV/AIDS Among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in the United States [PDF, 818KB] Exit Disclaimer
Through this document, APIAHF and NASTAD have collaborated to identify and respond to the continued challenges that state and local health departments face in responding to the HIV prevention needs of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities.
External link Seattle RARE Project: Rapid Assessment, Response and Evaluation
King County applied for and received money from the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct an in-depth HIV prevention needs assessment of the local Black community called the RARE Project (Rapid Assessment, Response, and Evaluation). RARE draws on the resources of both the Public Health agency and the community for an effective data gathering process.
External link Treating Adolescents with HIV: Tools for Building Skills in Cultural Competence, Clinical Care, and Support Exit Disclaimer
Welcome to Treating Adolescents with HIV: Tools for Building Skills in Cultural Competence, Clinical Care, and Support, a series of online training modules for health care providers working with HIV-infected youth. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau supported the development of this training.
External link A heightened national response to the HIV/AIDS crisis among African Americans[PDF, 3.7MB]
HIV/AIDS is a threat to the health and well-being of many communities in the United States, but for African Americans, HIV/AIDS is a major health crisis.
External link Drugs + HIV: Learn the Link
Behaviors associated with drug abuse are among the main factors in the spread of HIV infection in the United States. This site connects you to information about the link between drug abuse and HIV infection. It contains information for young people, parents and teachers, and the media with links to our latest research findings and news updates.
External link Updated HIV Fact Sheets from the Kaiser Family Foundation Exit Disclaimer
The Kaiser Family Foundation released in July 2007 three updated fact sheets on Black Americans, Latinos, and Women and HIV/AIDS.
External link Supplemental Testing for Confirmation of Reactive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Antibody Tests
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 12/16/05

A reactive rapid HIV test result is considered preliminary and must be confirmed by supplemental testing.
External link Trends in HIV/AIDS Diagnoses --- 33 States, 2001--2004
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 11/18/05

This report describes the characteristics of persons for whom HIV infection was diagnosed during 2001--2004 and reported to 33 state and local health departments with name-based HIV reporting.
External link Updated U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 9/30/05

This report updates U.S. Public Health Service recommendations for the management of health-care personnel (HCP) who have occupational exposure to blood and other body fluids that might contain human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
External link Update: Syringe Exchange Programs --- United States, 2002
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 7/15/05

Syringe exchange programs (SEPs) provide sterile syringes* in exchange for used syringes to reduce transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other bloodborne infections associated with reuse of contaminated syringes by injection-drug users (IDUs).
External link HIV Transmission in the Adult Film Industry --- Los Angeles, California, 2004
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 09/23/05

This investigation identified important and remediable gaps in the prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the adult film industry.
External linkpdf file HRSA Care Action: HIV Disease in Women of Color
This newsletter contains information and data highlighting and explaining the relationship between women of color and HIV/AIDS.
External linkpdf file HRSA Care Action: HIV/AIDS in Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Newsletter contains information and data highlighting and explaining the relation between HIV/AIDS and racial/ethnic minorities.
External linkpdf file On the Front Lines: Fighting HIV/AIDS in African-American Communities [PDF | 1MB]
This brochure looks at community, Federal and faith-based efforts to prevent HIV/AIDS in African Americans.
Health Gap: Resolve to Be a Healthier You in 2005 - Prevent HIV
AIDS is a crisis in our community, and it's one we can do something about. This year, resolve to learn more about HIV/AIDS and take steps to help.
External link Pediatric HIV/AIDS Surveillance [L262 slide series]
Set of 12 slides on pediatric HIV/AIDS surveillance.
External link Social Security Benefits For People Living With HIV/AIDS
If you have HIV/AIDS and cannot work, you may qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Your disability must be expected to last at least a year or end in death, and must be serious enough to prevent you from doing substantial gainful work.
External linkpdf file Your Rights as a Person with HIV Infection and/or Related Condition (in Federally Funded Health and Human Service Programs)
This fact sheet from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) looks at Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which protects individuals with HIV/AIDS from discrimination.

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