By: Phill Wilson Today we welcome Phill Wilson, Founder and CEO of the Black AIDS Institute and AIDSVu Advisory Committee Member, to share his insights on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. On February 7, we recognize National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), a day dedicated to uniting and mobilizing communities to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and […]
Each year on December 1, we recognize World AIDS Day and stand in solidarity with the 37 million people worldwide who are living with HIV. World AIDS Day serves as an opportunity for us to reflect on the remarkable progress we’ve made in the fight against HIV, while recommitting our efforts to achieving our goal […]
On October 15, AIDSVu recognizes National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) by bringing attention to the impact of HIV on U.S. Hispanic/Latino populations. At the end of 2013, Hispanics/Latinos accounted for 21 percent of people living with diagnosed HIV in the U.S., despite representing only 17 percent of the national population. Additionally, for the first […]
On September 27, AIDSVu recognizes National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) by bringing attention to the disproportionate impact of HIV on gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). According to the latest CDC data, gay, bisexual, and other MSM accounted for over half (55 percent) of all people living with […]
Today, AIDSVu is excited to unveil a new national HIV prevention services locator, further expanding the resources available on the site. For the first time, users will be able to easily search and find nearby HIV prevention services directly from AIDSVu, in addition to the existing locators for HIV Testing and Care Services. AIDSVu.org is […]
Each year on June 27, AIDSVu is proud to recognize National HIV Testing Day by educating people about the impact of HIV, and encouraging individuals to get tested. This year represents an important milestone for the U.S., marking the 35th anniversary of the country’s first AIDS diagnosis – a reminder of the progress we have […]
Today, AIDSVu announced its annual launch of new, interactive online maps visualizing the impact of HIV in the U.S., and highlighting continued disparities – both geographically and among different groups, particularly among youth and African Americans. As we observe the 35th anniversary of the first HIV/AIDS diagnosis in the United States, the new AIDSVu maps […]
Next week, AIDSVu will recognize its annual launch of interactive online maps, which illustrate the impact of HIV across the country, and reveal that two-thirds of all new HIV diagnoses occur in just three percent of U.S. counties.
By: Dr. Michael Mugavero, Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases at University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and AIDSVu Advisory Committee Member Editor’s Note: Today we welcome AIDSVu Advisory Committee member and guest blogger Dr. Michael Mugavero to share his perspective as a physician and researcher on HIV testing efforts in the United States. […]
For many years, the HIV surveillance system has been “the conscience of the epidemic” and data on case counts and rates have been the most objective measures of our challenges and our successes in responding to the epidemic. However, not all population disparities have been treated equally (or quantified) by the data, particularly the 58% of people living with HIV who are gay, bisexual, or other men who have sex with men (MSM).