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ACT Against AIDS Leadership Inititative: Harnessing the Strength of National Organizations to Reach the Communities Hardest Hit by HIV

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This information sheet discusses the Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative (AAALI), a $16 million, six year partnership between CDC and leading national organizations representing the populations hardest hit by HIV. The AAALI is part of CDC’s Act Against AIDS communication campaign, which was launched in 2009. It brought together leading African American organizations to help with HIV prevention in black communities, and in 2010 CDC expanded it to include organizations that focus on men who have sex with men and the Latino community.

ACT Against AIDS Leadership Inititative: Harnessing the Strength of African-American Organizations to Fight HIV and AIDS

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This information sheet discusses the Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative (AAALI), a $10 million, five-year partnership with 14 of the nation’s leading African-American organizations. The AAALI aims to use the collective strength and reach of these traditional, longstanding African-American institutions to increase HIV awareness, knowledge, and action in black communities. The information sheet describes how the organizations were chosen and the work they are expected to undertake such as communication, mobilization, and outreach activities.

HIV and AIDS Among African American Youth

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This information sheet discusses HIV/AIDS among African American youth in the United States. It explains that African American youth are severely affected by HIV. About 57 percent of new infections are among 13 to 29-year-old African American youths. The rate of infection among young black men is higher than that for any other race/ethnicity, and three quarters of the new infections are among young black gay/bisexual men. Also, young black women are far more affected by HIV than young women of other races.

Community-Based Program to Prevent HIV/STD Infection Among Heterosexual Black Women

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This report describes successful efforts by SisterLove, Inc., a community-based organization in Atlanta, Georgia, to develop, rigorously evaluate, and demonstrate the efficacy of Healthy Love, a 3-4–hour interactive, educational workshop, to reduce HIV- and STD-related risk behaviors among heterosexual black women. On the basis of the evaluation findings, CDC packaged the intervention materials for use by service provider organizations in their efforts to reduce HIV disparities that affect black women in metropolitan Atlanta, the South, and the United States.

Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence and HIV in Women

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This information sheet discusses the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) and HIV in women. It uses data from the 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey to show the number of women who have experienced IPV, explains the links between IPV and HIV, provides studies which suggest that IPV can be a risk factor and a consequence of HIV as well as studies of women with a history of abuse.

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