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Encouraging Health Care Providers to Reach Youth for STD Awareness Month

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April is STD Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise awareness about the impact of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and the important role health care providers can play in supporting the sexual health of their patients. STDs can affect people from all walks of life, but adolescents and young people are disproportionately impacted. Estimates suggest…

We’re Launching HHS’ New Open Government Plan, Version 2.0

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At AIDS.gov, we are committed to the Open Government Initiative. This initiative aims to make operations and data more transparent, and expand opportunities for citizen participation, collaboration, and oversight. It’s  important to the HIV community and for public health. The Locator API is one way we are working to support this initiative, along with our…

White House LGBT Conference on HIV/AIDS Next Week

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Next week, the White House is hosting the next in its series of conferences on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues and the topic of focus will be HIV/AIDS. Hosted by the White House Office of Public Engagement and the White House Office of National AIDS Policy in partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine,…

Announcing the Locator API

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We’re pleased to announce a more flexible way to access the information found in our HIV/AIDS Service Provider Locator tool (a location-based search tool that allows you to search for testing services, housing providers, health centers and other service providers near your current location). We’re launching an API, or application programming interface, making it possible…

An Update From the Global Fund Board Meeting in Geneva

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Recently, I met with my fellow Global Fund Board members in Geneva and I am buoyed by the reform that is happening at the Fund under the leadership of new General Manager Gabriel Jaramillo. As everyone knows, the United States has been pushing aggressively for reform, linking our historic pledge of $4 billion from FY…

Many Pre-Conference Events Planned for AIDS 2012

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Though the Opening Session on Sunday evening, July 22nd marks the official start of XIX International AIDS Conference AIDS 2012 , delegates may wish to consider arriving well before then to participate in the many pre-conference events taking place in Washington, D.C.  As of today, a number of activities have been announced (see below). Participation…

Who. What. When. Where. Widget.

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We think a lot about spreading the news. Today we are excited to launch the Federal HIV/AIDS News Feed Widget. The AIDS.gov widget consolidates the many federal HIV/AIDS news updates released by our partner U.S government (USG) agencies. Follow the following feeds to learn about program or policy updates, new resources, funding opportunities, upcoming events,…

Updated HHS Adult and Adolescent Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines Now Available

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The HHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents released updated Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents last week. Revisions to the October 14, 2011, version of the guidelines include both new sections and key updates to existing sections, including: New section on HIV and the older patient…

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