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New York Knows

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New York Knows is the nation’s largest HIV testing initiative. It aims to help all New York City residents learn their HIV status and take full advantage of the City’s HIV care and prevention services. The program grew out of a successful large-scale borough-wide initiative, Bronx Knows, to increase voluntary HIV testing in the Bronx. Through New York Knows, the New York City Health Department partners with community-based organizations, community health centers, hospitals, colleges, universities, faith-based organizations and businesses. Resources are also available in Spanish.

Young People Living with HIV Around the World: Challenges to Health and Well-Being Persist

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This information sheet discusses the rates and issues that face young people who contract HIV. It states that 41 percent of new HIV infections are among young people, with the majority of those being women, in areas of the world where stigma widespread, leaving them at greater societal disadvantage. The fact sheet also states that most HIV deaths are in low and middle-income countries.

HIV Treatment Works

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CDC's HIV Treatment Works campaign features people from across the United States who are living with HIV talking about how sticking with care and treatment helps them stay healthy, protect others, and live longer, healthier lives. This campaign shows how people living with HIV have overcome barriers to get in care and stay on treatment. The website contains information encouraging people living with HIV to get in care and stay on treatment, as well as resources on how to live well.

Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation

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The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation raises funds to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS and to provide assistance for persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWAs). Foundation grants support: organizations delivering direct care and services to HIV/AIDS patients, and organizations that provide HIV/AIDS education to the public.

National African American Hepatitis C Action Day

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The National African American Hepatitis C Action Day (NAAHCAD) campaign is a community mobilization initiative aimed at reducing the high incidence of HCV infection in black communities by drawing attention to this neglected health disparity and promoting education, testing, and treatment. People in communities of color are encouraged to visit testing centers and be screened for HCV infection—a silent killer that, if left undetected, can lead to life-threatening liver disease, including liver cancer.

Jade Ribbon Campaign

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In May 2001 the Asian Liver Center launched the Jade Ribbon Campaign in the San Francisco Bay area to spread awareness about hepatitis B and liver cancer in the Asian community. Since then, the campaign has spread across the country and around the world uniting people from all walks of life in the fight against hepatitis B and liver cancer. Partners of the Jade Ribbon Campaign include over 400 groups of community organizations and federal agencies, including the CDC and other US Department of Health and Human Services agencies, and the National Hepatitis B Task Force for Immunization.

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