Never before has such a wealth of evidence-based HIV prevention methods been available. In this complex and dynamic phase of the nation’s fight against HIV/AIDS, strong partner communications, relationships, and collaboration are critical to the CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention’s success.
Many cultural, socioeconomic, and health-related factors contribute to the HIV epidemic and prevention challenges in U.S. transgender communities. As part of the Act Against AIDS Initiative, AIR works with the CDC to adapt existing and develop new HIV prevention and communication materials for healthcare providers and community-based organizations that treat transgender populations.
PrEP is paving a path across the nation and globally. HIV, PrEP, and same-gender relationships are being showcased in the mainstream media, online and offline. How can we seize this moment and apply novel strategies to increase PrEP awareness, access, and use? Powering the PrEPosition: (How to Get Away with) Murder, Media, Insight & Impact tackled the intersection of public discourse on HIV and PrEP in entertainment, the mainstream media, digital publishing, and social media.
The media plays a significant role in shaping how Americans perceive, understand, and respond to serious public health challenges. AIR works with the CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention’s news media team on nearly every major development concerning these diseases.
Across the world, medical and government leaders are working toward an “AIDS-free generation,” based on the promising potential of effective treatments. Learn more about how the CDC, working with AIR, is raising awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention.
The scale-up of HIV care and treatment services in Zambia over the last 10 years has resulted in vastly increased access to HIV care and treatment services for adults and children, but individual patients regularly travel long distances to fixed clinics and endure long wait times with minimal community support. This study aims to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of innovative models of care delivery designed to reduce health systems barriers to care, and leverage community support to improve retention in HIV care and treatment programs.
Using figures from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National HIV Surveillance System and Medical Monitoring Project, this infographic details the levels of care experienced by the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only approximately one in four people living with HIV currently has the virus under control. HIV Treatment Works, a national communication campaign, encourages people living with HIV to get in care, start taking HIV medications, remain in care, and adhere to treatment.
With limited access to health services and education, patriarchal norms, and mounting violence, Nigerian women struggle to gain economic opportunities and equality. AIR evaluated a men's engagement program which includes training for men on issues such as the value of girls and women and violence against women.
Research has found that talking about HIV and AIDS is associated with increased condom use, testing, and knowledge about prevention—all of which are associated with fewer new infections. We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time/Podemos Detener el VIH Una Conversación a la Vez encourages Hispanics and Latinos to talk openly about HIV with families, friends, partners, and communities.
A CDC study found that more than one-third of men surveyed did not know the HIV status of their most recent male sex partner. Start Talking. Stop HIV., a national campaign launched to promote HIV prevention among gay and bisexual men, uses practical tools and tips to broach sensitive but critical topics:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention worked with AIR to develop a new campaign, with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Minority AIDS Initiative, to provide health care providers with information and tools to implement HIV screening for minority patients and improve health outcomes for HIV-positive patients by increasing their access to HIV primary care.
AIR has supported CDC's Act Against AIDS campaign to raise awareness and combat complacency since before its White House launch in 2009. In 2012, AIR worked with CDC to develop a new national awareness and anti-stigma campaign, Let's Stop HIV Together.
In 2009, Latinos accounted for 20 percent of new HIV infections while representing about 16 percent of the total U.S. population. Detengamos juntos el VIH™, the Spanish version of the previously launched Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign, comes with new campaign materials targeting Hispanics between 18 and 44, including people living with HIV/AIDs, and friends and family of those affected by HIV and other stakeholders.
In recognition of World AIDS Day 2012, AIR launched an interactive Facebook app on behalf of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that lets users star in their own ads to raise HIV awareness and fight stigma surrounding the virus.
AIR works to build awareness about the ongoing risk of HIV/AIDS, especially the long odds in high-risk communities. AIR's Health Program translates HIV research into effective communication for the general public, working with partners such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
On July 23, 2012, AIR convened a special evening of reflection, discussion, and engagement to shine the light on the state of HIV/AIDS in the American South. The event marked the premiere of the documentary deepsouth, which showcases women and men living with and fighting HIV in the rural South, and addresses some of the broader social and political issues that plague this region in crisis.
In her introductory remarks at the IATT Symposium on HIV/AIDS, AIR’s Senior Vice President Cheryl Vince Whitman presents the history of school health and HIV/AIDS in the education sector since the 1980s.
In 2006, the USAID-funded Malawi Teacher Training Activity (MTTA) created the Mphamvu Kwa Achinyamata (MKA) or “Power to the Youth” clubs, to support USAID efforts at promoting school-based HIV and AIDS prevention education in Malawi. This brochure highlights key aspects of the initiative, and profiles just a few of the many successful club activities underway throughout Malawi.