In This Issue

Posted in: News 2012

In This Issue Season’s greetings! From biomedical breakthroughs, to hosting the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., to the Supreme Court upholding the individual mandate — this has this been an amazing year, even in the midst of these tough economic times.

HHS Consultation on HIV among Black Gay and Bisexual Men

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HHS Consultation on HIV among Black Gay and Bisexual Men New data released last week from CDC underscored the disproportionate burden of HIV being borne by young Americans. CDC reportedthat in 2010 about 1 in 4 (26%) of all new HIV infections occurred among youth ages 13 to 24 years – that’s 12,000 new HIV …

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HHS Tells States It Will Not Fund Partial Medicaid Expansion

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HHS Tells States It Will Not Fund Partial Medicaid Expansion Obama administration answered a key question from governors on Monday with a clear “no”: States may not expand Medicaid only part of the way and still get the full federal funding provided in the Affordable Care Act.

12 Cities Project Evaluation Highlights Impacts on Coordination of HIV/AIDS Services

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12 Cities Project Evaluation Highlights Impacts on Coordination of HIV/AIDS Services As readers may recall, the 12 Cities Project was undertaken as an element of the HHS National HIV/AIDS Strategy Operational Plan in “an effort to support comprehensive HIV/AIDS planning and cross-agency response in 12 communities hit hard by HIV/AIDS”.The project sought to advance the …

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Sickle Cell Disease Cuts HIV Risk in US Blacks: 400,000-Person Review

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Sickle Cell Disease Cuts HIV Risk in US Blacks: 400,000-Person Review Sickle cell disease lowers the odds of HIV infection about 70%, according to analysis of 423,431 records of adult African-Americans admitted to the hospital from 1997 through 2009. In contrast, sickle cell disease raised chances of infection with hepatitis B or C virus (HBV …

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Black AIDS Institute Elects New Leadership

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Black AIDS Institute Elects New Leadership Dr. Neil Lowe Elected Chairman of the Black AIDS Institute Board of Directors At its annual meeting on November 29, the Board of Directors of the Black AIDS Institute (the Institute) elected new officers to take on the challenges and opportunities in 2013 and lead the organization in a …

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2012 Year in Review: 10 Stories That Affected HIV/AIDS in Black America, Part 1

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2012 Year in Review: 10 Stories That Affected HIV/AIDS in Black America, Part 1 Slightly more than 30 years into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, major breakthroughs in biomedical prevention continue to occur — this year, most notably around pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which was found effective for both MSM and heterosexual couples and which the FDA approved …

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Unseen, Uncounted, and Undiagnosed Faces of Hepatitis C Virus

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Unseen, Uncounted, and Undiagnosed Faces of Hepatitis C Virus In 1981, as the HIV/AIDS epidemic emerged in the U.S., the medical and media communities focused on gay white men. Today, the face of HIV/AIDS is African American. This disease has taken far too many of our leaders and pioneers, moms and dads, sisters and brothers, …

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