HIV and AIDS Resources - LGBTQIA Healthcare Guild

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CDC Fast Facts About HIV and AIDS and HRC Brief: How HIV/AIDS Impacts the LGBT Community

Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) of all races and ethnicities remain the population most profoundly affected by HIV.  Blacks/African Americans continue to experience the most severe burden of HIV, compared with other races and ethnicities.

In 2010, the estimated number of new HIV infections among MSM was 29,800, a significant 12% increase from the 26,700 new infections among MSM in 2008.  Although MSM represent about 4% of the male population in the United States, in 2010, MSM accounted for 78% of new HIV infections among males and 63% of all new infections. MSM accounted for 52% of all people living with HIV infection in 2009, the most recent year these data are available.

In 2010, white MSM continued to account for the largest number of new HIV infections (11,200), by transmission category, followed closely by black MSM (10,600).  The estimated number of new HIV infections was greatest among MSM in the youngest age group. In 2010, the greatest number of new HIV infections (4,800) among MSM occurred in young black/African American MSM aged 13–24. Young black MSM accounted for 45% of new HIV infections among black MSM and 55% of new HIV infections among young MSM overall.

Since the epidemic began, almost 300,000 MSM with an AIDS diagnosis have died, including an estimated 6,863 in 2009.

FROM: HRC Report on HIV/AIDS.  Stats from CDC. Monitoring selected national HIV prevention and care objectives by using HIV surveillance data—United States and 6 U.S. dependent areas—2010. HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report 2012;17(No. 3, part A). http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/surveillance/resources/reports/2010supp_vol17no3/index.htm. Published June 2012.

 

HIV/AIDS - The Affordable Care Act and LGBT Americans


Historically, people living with HIV and AIDS have had a difficult time obtaining private health insurance and have been particularly vulnerable to insurance industry abuses. Currently, fewer than one in five (17%) people living with HIV have private insurance and nearly 30% do not have any coverage. The Affordable Care Act makes it easier for people living with HIV/AIDS to get coverage through the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plans. The ban on pre-existing condition exclusions will extend to all Americans in 2014, along with expanded Medicaid eligibility, the creation of Affordable Insurance Exchanges, and new tax credits for middle class families to help them afford insurance. People with HIV/AIDS also face barriers to obtaining care from qualified providers. Consistent with the goals of the President’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the Affordable Care Act makes considerable strides in addressing these concerns and advancing equality for people living with HIV and AIDS. Investments in prevention, as well as improving care coordination, will help people living with HIV/AIDS get the treatment they need...



HIV/AIDS National Resources for Providers:


A 2010 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that nearly one in five men who have sex with men in major U.S. cities is living with HIV, nearly half are unaware of their status, and the majority of them are youth and men of color.


Many people don’t know it, but HIV—the killer virus that causes AIDS—is on the rise among youth. We want you to know how to protect yourself and the ones you love. Hardest hit are young people, aged 14-24—gay and straight, black, Latin and white, male and female. In fact, half of all HIV infections occur in this age group.


The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states, “Prevention remains one of the highest priorities of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). CDC supports a multi-faceted prevention approach that uses epidemiologic evidence to determine the most effective combination of evidence-based interventions that include a mix of behavioral, biomedical, and structural interventions that are integrated into the health system to build synergies between prevention, care, and treatment programs”...Click here to Read the CDC Report.


“It is imperative that youth be tested because statistics show that one in four teen girls has an STD and half of all new HIV infections are in people under the age of 25!


The AIDS Project of the Ozarks states the following facts as of 2011:


  1. AIDS is one of the top ten causes of death among people ages 15 to 44

  2. Every minute of every day, five people are infected with HIV

  3. 40 million adults and children are living with HIV/AIDS right now

  4. AIDS has already claimed more than 20 million lives

  5. 40 percent of all HIV-positive people don’t know they are infected

  6. Protect yourself and your loved ones by learning about HIV and AIDS


Click here to Read the AIDS Project Ozarks - facts about Protecting Yourself.



BASIC STATISTICS AND FACTS ABOUT HIV/AIDS:


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Information and Facts About HIV:

CDC.gov is CDC's primary online communication channel. Annually, there are close to 500 million page views to the site, averaging 41 million page views per month. CDC.gov provides users with credible, reliable health information on: Data and Statistics, Diseases and Conditions, Emergencies and Disasters, Environmental Health, Healthy Living, Injury, Violence and Safety, Life Stages and Populations, Travelers' Health, Workplace Safety and Health, And more…


Order CDC HIV/AIDS Publications for the General Public

HIV Fact Sheets

HIV Brochures

HIV Recommendations & Guidelines

HIV Reports

HIV/AIDS Statistics and Surveillance

Find an HIV Testing Site Near You


National AIDS and STD Hotline - Center For Disease Control (CDC)
Hotline: 1-800-232-4636


ACRIA - AIDS Community Research Initiative of America - National Database on Clinical Trials

ACRIA was founded as the Community Research Initiative on AIDS (CRIA) in December 1991 by a group of physicians, activists, and people living with HIV who were frustrated by the slow pace of government and academic AIDS research.  Since that time, we have contributed to the development of more than a dozen medications that have received FDA approval, helping countless thousands of HIV-positive people live longer, healthier lives.


American Academy of HIV Medicine - National Resources


American Psychological Association (APA) - Office On AIDS


The Body - HIV/AIDS Resources


HIV and Increased Risks for Heart Disease - American Heart Association

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - HIV/AIDS


AIDS.GOV - Federal HIV Information Resources

AIDS.gov works to increase HIV testing and care among people most at-risk for, or living with, HIV, by using emerging communication strategies to provide access to Federal HIV information, policies (e.g. the National HIV/AIDS Strategy), programs, and resources.


American Public Health Association - Healthcare Accessiblity


American Public Health Association - Counseling Adherence for HIV Treatments


CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention


Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines 2010


CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN)- HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and Tuberculosis (TB)


CDC Surveillance & Statistics


Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)


UNAIDS HIV/AIDS Information and Data


World Health Organization


National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID)


National Institutes of Health (NIH)


Division of STD Prevention (CDC)


HRSA HIV/AIDS Services


AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC)


American Public Health Association (APHA)


American Social Health Association (ASHA)


Association Of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)


National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)



HIV/AIDS National Resources:


Campaign to End AIDS - Political Justice for those living with HIV/AIDS


Gay Mens Health Crisis


AEGIS - AIDS Education Global Information System


National Prevention Information Network - AIDS and Other Health Info

AIDS Action Committee — HIV Resource Library


AIDS Info


AIDS Treatment Data Network


AIDS Treatment News


BETA — Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS


Community AIDS Treatment Information Exchange


Direct AIDS Alternative Information Resources


HIV InSite - University of California San Francisco


International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care


Johns Hopkins AIDS Service


Medscape HIV/AIDS


National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project


PWA Health Group


UNAIDS - United Nations


The Kaiser Family Foundation - HIV/AIDS


Critical Path Project - Advocacy, Treatment, Prevention


Project Inform - Treatment and Healthcare Advocacy for Individuals with AIDS/HIV

Women Alive - HIV/AIDS Treatment Solutions


Strength in Numbers


New York AIDS Coalition


World Aids Day

The Body (the complete HIV/AIDS Resource)


Condoms and Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Infections


How to tell your partner


Treatments for HIV/AIDS


AIDS.org


HIV Travelers - Advocacy Group and Retreats


HIV/AIDS Awareness Day


HIV Awareness for Teens


HIV Vaccine Initiative - Be the Generation


AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition


Project Achieve - AIDS Community Health Initiative Enroute to a Vaccine Effort


AIDS Action - Advocates for AIDS Funding

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) - HIV/AIDS Discrimination Advocacy


ACTUP NY


AIDS Institute - National Office

AIDS Network - Support Case Management

AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition - Advancing AIDS Research

Actors Fund Of America HIV/AIDS Initiative - Long Term Support Services

American Foundation For AIDS Research

Association Of Nutrition Services Agencies - AIDS Meals Group

Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) - AIDS Fundraising

Center for Disease Control - HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report (CDC)

International AIDS Prevention Initiative - Names Project

NAMES Project Foundation / AIDS Memorial Quilt

National AIDS Brigade - Service to Veterans
Hotline: 800-882-7889

National AIDS Fund

National Association Of People With AIDS - Advocating for People With AIDS/HIV

National Minority AIDS Council

National Native American AIDS Prevention Center


HIV/AIDS National Public Policy, Advocacy, & Research:


Human Resources and Services Administration


American Public Health Association


American Public Human Services Association


Center on Budget and Policy Priorities


Children's Defense Fund


Commonwealth Fund


Families USA


National Health Law Program


Project Vote Smart


Treatment Action Group


The Urban Institute - Social Policy


Welfare Law Center


ACRIA - AIDS Community Research Initiative on AIDS


AIDS Research Institute


AMFAR — The Foundation for AIDS Research


American Academy of HIV Medicine


New York Academy of Medicine


World Health Organization


National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


National Institutes of Health — Office of AIDS Research



HIV/AIDS Education and Resources


AIDS Education & Training Center National Resource Center
Provides updates on clinical issues, serves as a clearinghouse for educational materials and contact information for national and regional AETC locations

AIDSInfo
Offers the latest federally approved information on HIV/AIDS clinical research, treatment and prevention, and medical practice guidelines for consumers and health care providers

AIDS InfoNet
Provides up-to-date and easy to use fact sheets for patient and provider education on broad spectrum of HIV-related topics; available in English and Spanish.
Download or Order Free Brochures

American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM)
U.S.-based organization of HIV health care providers dedicated to promoting excellence in HIV/AIDS care through advocacy and education

Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC)
Dedicated group of nurses, healthcare professionals and others who are committed to HIV/AIDS nursing, networking, information exchange, social awareness, and advocacy for persons with HIV

Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
HIV/AIDS Prevention fact sheets in English and Spanish, prevention research and programs, special topics and links to other resources

Centers for Disease Control, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention
CDC's gateway to information on prevention of HIV, STDs, and TB; access to fact sheets, surveillance data, and education resources

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)
Professional organization whose goal is to maximize the quality of health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people

HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Provides information about Ryan White Program funded projects

HIV Dent
An excellent source for information on HIV and oral health care with detailed data on oral manifestations and treatment and an extensive picture gallery that includes photos of fungal, viral, bacterial, neoplastic, and ulcerative diseases.

**NEW** HOPE Program
Healthier Options for the Parenting Experience
A care and consultation program for persons living with HIV. (Based at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus)


Indian Health Service (IHS) HIV/AIDS Program
National resource through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where users can gather information, share resources, link to funding opportunities and Native HIV organizations, obtain clinical guidelines and free CE/CME as well as find out current IHS HIV/AIDS Program activities and planning.

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
Represents physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases; mission is to promote and recognize excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and the prevention of infectious diseases

International AIDS Society – USA (IAS-USA)
Nonprofit professional organization that conducts continuing medical education programs and maintains an extensive network of experts in the field of HIV/AIDS

International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC)
Organization whose mission is to design and implement global educational and advocacy strategies to improve the quality of HIV care

National HIV/AIDS Clinicians’ Consultation Center (NCCC)
Provides health care providers with a national resource to obtain timely and appropriate responses to clinical questions related to treatment of persons with HIV infection and/or possible health care worker exposure to HIV and other blood-borne pathogens

National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
Press releases, fact sheets and information on research and research opportunities

National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers (PTC)
CDC-funded group of regional centers created in partnership with health departments and universities; dedicated to increasing the knowledge and skills of health professionals in the areas of sexual and reproductive health

Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention
Information relating to HIV/AIDS issues in rural areas; fact sheets, articles, references

Technical Assistance Resources, Guidance, Education, and Training (TARGET) Center
Technical assistance for the Ryan White Community

Slide Sets and Information

AETC National Resource Center

Slide sets with speaker notes on over 20 HIV-related topics


CDC Slides on HIV/AIDS

Listing of downloadable slide sets from the CDC with links to additional HIV/AIDS resources. Site also contains an option for email notification of future CDC HIV/AIDS slide set releases


CDC Slides on Hepatitis

Database of slide sets on hepatitis from the CDC. Includes slide sets on hepatitis A, B, C, D, E and hepatitis basics


CDC Slides on Tuberculosis

Database of slide sets from the CDC Division of Tuberculosis Elimination. Slides available on TB surveillance, overview of the current recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, and control of tuberculosis, and TB prevention


HIV/HCV Co-Infection Center of Excellence

Slide sets on hepatitis C and HIV/HCV co-infection

 

Fenway Focus - National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day


February 7, 2013 was National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that black Americans accounted for 44% of all new HIV infections in 2010, despite making up only 14% of the population. That year, HIV incidence among blacks was almost eight times higher than that of whites....

National HIV/AIDS Awareness Days


National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - Feb 7

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - March 10

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - March 20

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day - May 18

National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - May 19

Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - June 8

National HIV Testing Day - June 27

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day - September 18

National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - September 27

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day - October 15

World AIDS Day - December 1


Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Today’s HIV Epidemic - 2012 HIV Statistics


Approximately 50,000 people become newly infected each year. In addition to recognized risk behaviors, a range of social and economic factors places some Americans at increased risk for HIV infection. Prevention efforts have helped keep the rate of new infections stable in recent years, but continued growth in the number of people living with HIV ultimately may lead to more new infections....

AIDS Eduction and Training Centers (AETC) Provider Clearinghouse

The AIDS Education and Training Centers conduct targeted, multidisciplinary education and training programs for health care providers treating persons living with HIV/AIDS. This website provides a central repository for AETC program and contact information and for training materials developed within the AETC network.


NAM AIDSmap Creates Information for HIV Treatment


NAM exists to support the fight against AIDS with independent, accurate, accessible and comprehensive information.  We aim to create and disseminate information resources rooted in the experience of those most affected, enabling individuals and communities to take action and control in responding to HIV & AIDS.  We believe that, wherever you are in the world, having independent, clear and accurate information is vital in the fight against HIV and AIDS....

American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM)


The Academy supports the HIV care provider and the profession by: 1) Providing continuing medical education; 2) Credentialing HIV Specialists™, HIV Experts™ and HIV Pharmacists™; 3) Providing practice  management information; 4) Advocating on behalf of the HIV care provider at the federal and state levels for issues relevant to clinical and professional  support; 5) Advancing healthcare resources for HIV-infected patients....

National Association of People with AIDS


NAPWA was founded in 1983 to implement the Denver Principles, in which those living with the still-new disease syndrome claimed the right to be called 'People with AIDS,' not 'AIDS victims,' and to be at the table to speak for themselves when medical and policy decisions were being made. Thirty years later, that is recognized as best practice in medical and policy settings and will continue to be for as long as HIV is still with us.....

Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC)


The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) has become the pre-eminent leading nursing organization responding to HIV/AIDS.  With a highly regarded peer-reviewed journal, 46+ local Chapters, and an Annual Conference featuring national and international speakers and educational and scientific sessions on the latest developments in HIV nursing, ANAC is meeting the needs of nurses in HIV/AIDS care, research, prevention, and policy.

Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS)


Established in 1986,  the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) at UC San Francisco is the world’s largest research center dedicated to social, behavioral, and policy science approaches to HIV.

HIVdent - Oral Health Care for Those with HIV


HIVdent is a not-for-profit coalition of concerned health care professionals committed to assuring access to high quality oral health care services for adults, adolescents, and children living with HIV disease. HIVdent disseminates state-of-the-art treatment information and shares expertise in advocacy, development, training, integration, and evaluation of oral health services for the HIV-infected population.
 

Your HIV Test Results Expire Every time You Have Risky Sex - Testing Makes Us Stronger


You may already know that gay and bisexual men are the population most affected by HIV, but in the U.S. Black gay and bisexual men are getting hit particularly hard by the epidemic. Studies in major cities have found that, in those cities, nearly one in three black gay and bisexual men is infected with HIV, and the majority (59%) don’t even know it because they’ve never been tested or aren’t testing enough.....

HIV is spread through blood and genital fluids, including pre-seminal fluid and semen (also known as pre-cum and cum). Anyone can become infected with HIV by engaging in unprotected sex (anal, vaginal or oral) or other types of sexual behavior with an HIV-positive person, or by sharing needles, syringes or other injection equipment with someone who is infected with HIV.

HIV cannot be spread through air or water, insect bites, saliva, tears, sweat, casual contact like shaking hands or sharing dishes, or closed-mouth or social kissing....

World AIDS Day is December 1st Every Year


World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988....World AIDS Day is also a great opportunity to raise money for NAT (National AIDS Trust)...

AIDS.gov Federal Resources for HIV/AIDS


The objectives of AIDS.gov are to: 1) Expand visibility of timely and relevant Federal HIV policies, programs, and resources to the American public. 2) Increase use of new media tools by government, minority, and other community partners to extend the reach of HIV programs to communities at greatest risk. 3) Increase knowledge about HIV and access to HIV services for people most at-risk for, or living with, HIV....

UNAIDS International Political Action for Better Health



Leveraging the AIDS response, UNAIDS works to build political action and to promote the rights of all  people for better results for global health and development. Globally, it sets policy and is the source of HIV-related data.....

Fierce Love HIV Vaccine Trial



Every 10 minutes, someone in the United States is infected with HIV. A preventive vaccine against HIV offers the best long-term hope to end this worldwide epidemic. Finding a safe and effective HIV vaccine that will protect people is a huge task. We cannot do it without your help.    We are currently seeking 2500 participants for a vaccine trial. You cannot become infected with HIV from the vaccines. The study will take place in several cities in the United States.

Whitman-Walker Health - LGBT and HIV Care



Our mission is to be the highest quality, culturally competent community health center serving greater Washington’s diverse urban community, including individuals who face barriers to accessing care, and with a special expertise in LGBT and HIV care.

AIDSinfo - Information on HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prevention & Research



AIDSinfo, a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), offers access to the latest, federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines, HIV treatment and prevention clinical trials, and other research information for health care providers, researchers, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and the general public.

AIDSinfo - Information on HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prevention & Research (Ryan White Program)



The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program provides HIV-related services in the United States for those who do not have sufficient health care coverage or financial resources for coping with HIV disease. The program fills gaps in care not met by other payers.

 
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