June 28, 2012

Know Your Status — Get Linked to HIV Care

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A key tool in combating HIV/AIDS is the use of real information—take the test and take control.  Knowing your status is the first step in making decisions about maintaining your health, whether it is positive or negative. You can find a local testing site here as well as a locator for your area’s health care, […]

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December 1, 2011

HUD’s World AIDS Day Commemoration: A Look to the Future

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This year’s World AIDS Day marks an occasion to reflect on the 30 year struggle with HIV and to renew and invigorate our commitment to ending AIDS.  At HUD, the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing helped to lead the Department’s commemoration of this year’s World AIDS Day on November 29th. The Uniting for Action: Cross-Program Approaches […]

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May 27, 2011

Housing — Our Response to HIV

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June 5th, 2011 will mark 30 years since the first reports of persons infected with HIV.  Today, even with the incredible strides in medication, care and understanding, much remains to be done. From our special vantage at HUD, housing that is decent safe and affordable still too often remains an unachieved aspiration – and persons […]

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May 23, 2011

Integration of Housing and Care — A NHAS Step Forward

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At HUD, new emphasis is being made to better appreciate that housing is a platform for improved health.  On May 23, 2011 the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the availability of $9.1 million in HOPWA funding under a 2011 new projects competition. This competition is seeking to support new local HIV and housing […]

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May 3, 2011

A Place to Call Home

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Having a place to call home is one of the most important and basic necessities in our lives.  Having a safe and suitable place of your own becomes especially vital when dealing with an health challenge like HIV/AIDS.  Housing serves as a bridge to access appropriate care and when needed, the supportive environment for managing […]

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