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National Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day


June 8, 2007



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June 8, 2007 marks the 2nd annual National Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NCAHAAD) - a day dedicated to increasing awareness of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean-American community. HIV infection rates in the Caribbean are the highest in the world outside of Africa and there has been a significant migration of people from the Caribbean to the United States over the last 20 years.

In addition, NCAHAAD is dedicated to mobilizing Caribbean-American and Caribbean-born individuals across the United States to get educated, tested, treated, and involved in their health.

The links included on this page provide information related to NCAHAAD, including HIV/AIDS-related fact sheets and other resources about treatment, prevention, and research for the Caribbean-American population in the United States. Since many Caribbean Americans identify themselves as African American, links for this group have been included as well.


National Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Web Site

Office of Minority Health's National Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Web Site: In recognition of National Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services created this Web site to provide information about prevention, testing and treatment as it relates to the Caribbean-American community.


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Caribbean Health and HIV/AIDS-Related Links

HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean: Factsheet with information and statistics on HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean. From the Leadership Campaign on AIDS and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Models of Peer Support for Caribbeans Living in the US: List of organizations that provide support for Caribbean Americans living with HIV. Sponsored by the HIV/AIDS Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration.

U.S. Virgin Islands State Page: Provides information about the U.S. Virgin Islands and includes links to Caribbean-related health information. From the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM).

Puerto Rico State Page: Provides information about the U.S. Virgin Islands and includes links to Caribbean-related health information. From NNLM.

Communities at Risk - African Americans: Fact sheet that provides HIV/AIDS statistics and links to helpful fact sheets and organizations related to African Americans. From the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Prevention Information Network.

Communities at Risk - Hispanics and Latinos: Fact sheet that provides HIV/AIDS statistics and links to helpful fact sheets and organizations related to Hispanics and Latinos. From the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Prevention Information Network.

HIV/AIDS in Women: Features innovative community health programs, including programs specific to Caribbean-American women. Sponsored by the Office on Women's Health.


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Ongoing Research among Minority Communities

HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) Legacy Project: Project coordinated by HVTN that is designed to increase awareness and participation of people of color in HIV vaccine trials.

General Resources on HIV/AIDS and Minorities: Links to Web sites about minorities and HIV/AIDS. Provided by the National Library of Medicine's Specialized Information Services.

African Americans and HIV Vaccine Research: Fact sheet published by the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases about HIV vaccine research in the African-American community.

FY 2007 NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research - Racial and Ethnic Minorities: Comprehensive plan for HIV-related research across all of the National Institutes of Health for fiscal year 2007. This section of the plan focuses on research in minority populations. Developed by the Office of AIDS Research.

FY 2008 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research -  Racial and Ethnic Minorities: Comprehensive plan for HIV-related research across all of the National Institutes of Health for fiscal year 2008. This section of the plan focuses on research in minority populations. Developed by the Office of AIDS Research.


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AIDSinfo Resources

infoSIDA: AIDSinfo's Spanish-language companion Web site featuring fact sheets, clinical trial and drug information.

HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Information: Database of clinical trials designed to help patients and health care providers locate trials studying HIV/AIDS.

HIV/AIDS Drug Information: Database of fact sheets on HIV/AIDS-related drugs.

HIV/AIDS Fact Sheets: Fact sheets and booklets that supplement the HIV/AIDS treatment guidelines and are written in plain language.

AIDSinfo Glossary of HIV/AIDS-Related Terms: Comprehensive glossary of HIV/AIDS terminology.

HIV/AIDS Vaccine Information: Provides links to HIV vaccine clinical trials as well as fact sheets about therapeutic and preventive HIV vaccines.

Adult and Adolescent HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines: Guidelines for the use of antiretroviral agents in the treatment of HIV infected adults and adolescents.

Perinatal HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines: Guidelines for the use of antiretroviral agents in the treatment of pregnant HIV infected women.

Pediatric HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines: Guidelines for the use of antiretroviral agents in the treatment of HIV infected children.


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