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HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
October 2, 2017

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD) is observed annually around the world on May 18th. The day serves as an annual commemoration of the need for and commitment to the ongoing search for a vaccine. There is no vaccine for HIV. As noted by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, “HIV vaccine development has…

World Health Day – Food Access in Philadelphia
April 7, 2015

April 7th is World Health Day. The theme for World Health Day 2015 is food safety. We recognize that access to safe, nutritious food is a critical issue for many people living in Philadelphia. The AIDS Library of Philadelphia FIGHT has a variety of resources available to the public that provide information about accessing nutritious,…

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
March 19, 2015

March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed annually to highlight the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. In 2013, one out of five new HIV infection diagnoses were among women and girls over the age of 13. HIV/AIDS remains a significant health issue…

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
March 16, 2015

February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed annually to highlight the disproportionate burden of HIV among African-Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), African-Americans accounted for 47% of persons who received an HIV diagnosis in 2012. A recent report published by the CDC found…

Free Tax Help in Philadelphia (2015 Edition)
January 21, 2015

Free Tax Help 2015 – Click here to download the AIDS Library’s printable pathfinder to free tax help in Philadelphia, updated for 2015. WHERE TO GET FREE HELP FILING TAXES Volunteer Income Tax Program – The IRS runs VITA to give free tax-filing assistance to low- and moderate-income individuals and families. See flyer above for a complete…

Updated Fact Sheets from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
January 5, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated the following four fact sheets: HIV Among African Americans HIV Among African American Gay and Bisexual Men HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men HIV Among Latinos The fact sheets include information and statistics on diagnoses of HIV infection and AIDS in each population. Prevention challenges…

World AIDS Day
December 2, 2014

December 1st is World AIDS Day. On this day, we unite in the fight against HIV, support the people that are living with HIV, and reflect on the people whose lives have been most affected by HIV/AIDS.  Today we commemorate people who have died as a result of complications with AIDS including activists, peer educators, family…

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
October 15, 2014

October 15th is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day National Latino AIDS Awareness Day is observed annually to highlight the disproportionate burden of HIV among Latinos/Hispanics. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Latinos/Hispanics — despite representing only 16% of the U.S. population — accounted for 21% of new HIV infections in 2010….

HIV/AIDS and Aging
September 11, 2014

Thursday, September 18th is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day       In honor of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day I have put together a comprehensive list of resources available on the web about HIV and Aging. If you are in the Philadelphia area, join the LGBT Elder Initiative for the event listed below….

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