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HIV/AIDS Faith Evening Webinar – May 26th at 5:00 p.m. ET

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The HHS Partnership Center and White House Office for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships are hosting an evening HIV/AIDS webcast, live from the White House this Thursday at 5:00 p.m. ET. This event provides an opportunity for your congregation or community organization to host a watch party and join in the discussion on preventing and responding to…

FDA Approves Second New Treatment for Hepatitis C

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On May 23, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of telaprevir for the treatment of chronic viral hepatitis C. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic viral hepatitis C affects 3.2 million Americans. Left untreated, chronic viral hepatitis C can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, and unwitting…

What games are you playing?

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Co-authored by Jeremy Vanderlan, AIDS.gov Technical Deputy

Games present opportunities to use technology to address public health problems by building on the emergent experience of gaming and the peer influence that social games present. To further our understanding of the role games can and do play to improve health outcomes, we attended the 7th Annual Games for Health Conference. We joined hundreds of game developers, health professionals, and researchers from across the country and were encouraged by what we heard in the HIV/AIDS space, and beyond.

Resource to Help in Addressing HIV Among Latino Gay Men

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A new report [pdf] from the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) provides insights on the HIV/AIDS crisis among Latino gay men in the United States. Designed to assist and inform effective Federal, state and local public health responses to HIV and STDs among this population, the report summarizes the findings of…

Upcoming Event: NIH’s Dr. Fauci’s Talk “Thirty Years of HIV/AIDS: A Personal Journey”

Dr. Anthony Fauci

June 5, 2011 will mark 30 years since the first cases of AIDS were reported in the U.S. On Tuesday, May 31, at 2pm ET, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will be giving a talk, “Thirty Years of HIV/AIDS:…

HUD Announces $9.1 million in HOPWA Funding

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced the availability of $9.1 million in funding through its Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program to meet the housing needs of low-income people living with HIV/AIDS.  Grants made available under the HOPWA program advance HUD’s implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). …

The Impact of HIV-Hepatitis Co-Infection

John Ward

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, an observance intended to remind us of the high, under-recognized hepatitis-associated disease burden in this country and of the often neglected opportunities for prevention and care. An estimated 3.5-5.3 million Americans have chronic viral hepatitis, which is a leading cause of primary liver cancer. People living with HIV are disproportionately…

View HHS Release of the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan

Combating the Silent Epidemic of Viral Hepatitis: Action Plan for the Prevention, Care & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis

In a blog post on May 12, we reported on the HHS’s release of the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan) (PDF 672KB) at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  If you missed the event, we encourage you to watch a live webcast of the release of…