Banda MS joins a campaign to halt the stigma of HIV among Latinos

In order to help stop a public health problem that is disproportionately affecting the Latin community in the United States, Banda MS, together with the Pinyon Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), launched a new edition of their successful campaign in Spanish to fight the stigma of HIV and to encourage the community to work together to help those with HIV obtain the health resources they need to live a healthier life. The multimedia campaign “Detén el estigma del VIH“ [Stop the stigma of HIV], whose national distribution through the Hispanic Communications Network – La Red Hispana is from…

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Merck Foundation Launches Five-Year Initiative to Reduce Disparities in HIV Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Southeastern US Communities

The Merck Foundation (the Foundation) has launched HIV Care Connect, a $7 million, five-year initiative to help reduce disparities in access to care and improve health outcomes for persons with HIV living in vulnerable and underserved Southeastern U.S. communities. While new cases of HIV are on the decline in the U.S., HIV continues to disproportionately affect certain populations and geographic regions of the country. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over half of all people newly diagnosed with HIV live in the U.S. South, with approximately…

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Media campaign #NoOneShouldBeLeftBehind changes attitudes towards people living with HIV in Kazakhstan

In cooperation with UNESCO IITE, Kazakh civil society organizations, media partners, celebrities and young bloggers, UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office has implemented an online campaign to reduce stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV. Integrated under a hashtag #NoOneShouldBeLeftBehind four different media projects jointly raised public awareness about people living with HIV and other people who are often rejected and discriminated. The campaign reached over 1 million people with messages that helped to dispel myths, provide correct information and challenge harmful prejudices and stereotypes that fuel HIV epidemic. For more information…

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Equitas Health Launched Statewide HIV Awareness Campaign On December 1

Equitas Health is commemorating the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day by launching the HIV awareness campaign Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U). Using this as an opportunity to both continue the fight against HIV while also supporting those living with HIV, Equitas Health is one of 780+ health organizations worldwide to sign a scientific consensus stating that there is no risk of sexual transmission of HIV from a person living with HIV who has an undetectable viral load. In Ohio, over 23,000 Ohioans have been diagnosed with HIV, yet less than…

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Global Fund and HEINEKEN Enter Into Partnership to Fight Against Infectious Diseases in Africa

The Global Fund and HEINEKEN today launched a new partnership, joining forces to further advance a common goal: ending HIV, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics in Africa. As part of the partnership, HEINEKEN will lend its expertise in the areas of logistics and communications to support the Global Fund in better reaching specific demographic groups that are most at risk of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. At the core of the partnership, HEINEKEN will pair supply chain experts with logistics planners at the Global Fund to share expertise in demand-forecasting and…

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