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Black Voices: Having (and using) my voice to address stigma

Patrick Ingram

My name is Patrick, I am a gay man of color, and I currently reside in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I was diagnosed with HIV at a health department in Virginia on December 1, 2011, which happened to be World AIDS Day. Turning my life into my life’s mission From the moment I tested positive, I have…

Using Web-Based Outreach to Reach High-Risk Rural Populations

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Editor’s Note: Today we share the fourth story from the new media planning projects supported by AIDS.gov in summer 2013. To read earlier posts in this series, click here. We at Positive Connections  (Kansas’ oldest community-based HIV/AIDS organization) are working to improve the reach with our HIV related prevention and service messages. Positive Connections serves…

Progress Made on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities

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Today, the Office of the Vice President, the White House Council on Women and Girls, and the White House Office of National AIDS Policy welcomed community leaders and Federal colleagues to celebrate progress to date by the President’s Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities. It is timely…

Music & Minority Health at SXSWi

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Editor’s Note: South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) takes place in March in Austin, Texas. The conference offers a wide variety of topics that address uses of technology for social good issues such as healthcare. We asked Alisa Hughley, founder of enBloom Media, to tell us more about the session she is facilitating at SXSWi –…

Justice Department Settles with Rite Aid of Michigan Over Alleged HIV Discrimination

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The Justice Department announced today that, as part of its Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative, it has reached a settlement with Rite Aid of Michigan to resolve claims that Rite Aid violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The department found that a Rite Aid store pharmacist in Okemos, Mich., discriminated against a customer with HIV…

Want coverage starting March 1? Plan ahead for best results

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Consumers are applying and enrolling in quality, affordable health coverage every day using HealthCare.gov and State-based Marketplaces around the country. More than 3 million have enrolled so far, and we hope millions more will do so by March 31, the end of open enrollment. From Saturday February 15, 2014 at 3:00PM until Tuesday, February 18,…

Philadelphia Story: In Search of the Digital Divide

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Editors Note: Today we share the third story from the new media planning projects supported by AIDS.gov in summer 2013. To read earlier posts in this series, click here. Here at ActionAIDS  in Philadelphia, we are taking a close look at how we use new media to advance our work towards creating an AIDS-free generation. How can…

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Seeks Comment on its Draft Recommendation Statement on Hepatitis B Screening for High-Risk Adults

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This week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force  (USPSTF) issued its draft recommendation statement pertaining to hepatitis B screening, recommending screening people who are at high risk for hepatitis B infection. Before finalizing the recommendation, the USPSTF is inviting public comments on the draft statement until March 10, 2014. The Task Force is an independent group…