Let's Stop HIV Together Partner Newsletter: Winter 2021

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Headliners
Dr. Demetre Daskalakisas

New Director of Division HIV/AIDS Prevention — Dr. Demetre Daskalakis
CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) welcomes Dr. Demetre Daskalakis as its new Director. Dr. Daskalakis brings many years of experience in HIV prevention and has focused much of his career on the treatment and prevention of HIV and other STIs with a focus on LGBTQIA+ communities. Learn more about Dr. Daskalakis.

News & Notes
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - February 7

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Resources Still Available
While National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) was observed on Sunday, February 7, you can still get involved and raise awareness, spark conversations, and highlight efforts to reduce HIV in Black or African American communities throughout the year. Get the word out on social media by using the NBHAAD HIV Awareness Day Toolkit to share posts and images. Or you can also use CDC’s Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign resources to share information on testing, stigma, and treatment options.

Follow us online and visit the partner toolkit page for more ways to get involved.

COVID

HIV and COVID-19 Resources
As the country continues the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to understand its effect on people with HIV. CDC developed a page with frequently asked questions (FAQs) and the latest information on how people with HIV can protect themselves from COVID-19. Check out the consumer and clinician resources today.

Let's Stop HIV Together

New NOFO PS21-2104 to Support the Let’s Stop HIV Together Campaign
CDC has issued a notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) that seeks to engage strategic partners from across a variety of sectors to support the dissemination of messages and resources from the Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign to the populations and communities most impacted by HIV. PS21-2104 Partnering and Communicating Together (PACT) is part of CDC’s efforts to increase HIV awareness and promote HIV testing, prevention, and treatment under the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative. Applications are due by April 5, 2021, with an anticipated award date of September 30, 2021. Learn more and apply today.

PACT NOFO Webinars
CDC will host two informational webinars for potential applicants.

February 17, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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February 23, 2021, 1:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Partner Spotlight
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Partner Spotlight: Southern AIDS Coalition
Southern AIDS Coalition (SAC) is a network of government, community, and business leaders working alongside thousands of individual members to prevent new transmissions and build a better South for people with HIV. Learn how SAC is working with the Together campaign to connect communities in the South to information and resources to stop HIV.

Ambassador Program
Monte Hammon

Together Campaign Welcomes New Community Ambassadors
We welcome our 2021 cohort of Let’s Stop HIV Together Ambassadors. Ambassadors are leaders in their communities and in the health care field who support HIV prevention and treatment efforts by disseminating Let’s Stop HIV Together materials and other CDC resources. Learn more about our new ambassadors.

New Resources

CDC Releases New HIV Prevention Resources from the Let’s Stop HIV Together Campaign
CDC recently unveiled the newest prevention resources from the Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign. These materials represent an important expansion of the campaign’s prevention resources and are designed for all who can benefit from HIV prevention information. The new materials are built around a status neutral theme: Whatever your HIV status, there are options to prevent HIV. Know your options and choose what’s best for you.

The new materials were developed through our first ever virtual production. Our campaign participants from across the country represent highly diverse populations, including Black and Latino gay men, heterosexual cisgender Black and Latina women, and transgender people. These participants did a phenomenal job in becoming their own at-home production crews and the result is a new and vibrant suite of materials created in English and Spanish. Digital and print materials include PSAs, posters, web banners, palm cards, brochures, GIFs, memes, social media videos, and a webisode. Please visit the Let’s Stop HIV Together Prevention page.

Let's Stop HIV Together

New HIV Treatment and Care Materials for Health Care Providers Are Now Available
The Together campaign recently released a new resource toolkit for health care providers highlighting CDC’s latest information on HIV treatment and care. Treatment materials can be downloaded from CDC’s HIV Nexus. Print copies will be available for ordering spring 2021.

Stay Up to Date on the Together Campaign
We continually provide news, resources, and information for consumers and health care providers through our Let’s Stop HIV Together digital resources. Be sure to bookmark and follow for the latest information:

  • Let’s Stop HIV Together website, now available in Spanish, Detengamos Juntos el VIH
  • Let’s Stop HIV Together “What’s New” page
  • CDC HIV Facebook page and CDC HIV Twitter account
  • Let’s Stop HIV Together Instagram account
  • Start Talking. Stop HIV. Facebook page and Instagram account
  • Let’s Stop HIV Together YouTube playlist, featuring campaign-produced PSAs, as well as behind-the-scenes videos, including candid interviews with campaign participants
  • Let’s Stop HIV Together Social Media Toolkits with sample English and Spanish posts that you can share about HIV testing, prevention, treatment, and stigma