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Want to Replace Your Individual Insurance Plan?

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If you have an individual health plan you want to replace, your options will depend on what kind of coverage you have and whether enrollment is open. If you have a plan you bought through the Marketplace Open Enrollment ended March 31, 2014. Now that Open Enrollment is over, you may not be able to…

Expanding Roles and Opportunities for Nonfederal Stakeholders to Implement the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan

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On April 4th 2014, the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) convened a full-day consultation to explore opportunities for nonfederal stakeholders to engage in the implementation of the updated Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (2014–2016) [PDF 2.01MB]. Consultation participants represented a variety of sectors including community leaders,…

Combating the Silent Epidemic of Hepatitis B in the AAPI Community

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As part of CDC and Hep B United’s Know Hepatitis B campaign, this infographic provides information in a visual and easy-to-understand format. As May is both Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and Hepatitis Awareness Month, we are reminded of the staggering impact of Hepatitis B in the AAPI community. AAPIs comprise approximately five percent of the U.S….

New USPSTF Recommendation on Hepatitis B Screening for People at High-Risk

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On Monday, May 26th, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force)  published its final recommendation statement on screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in individuals at high risk. This recommendation includes adults and adolescents who are not pregnant and who have not been vaccinated, as well as other individuals at high risk for…

Tips for Producing Online Videos

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Every day, millions of videos are uploaded to the internet to inform, teach and entertain. In 2005, when YouTube launched, I personally did not immediately grasp its significance. Fast forward to 2014 where there is hardly anyone who uses the internet that has not clicked on a video link. Today, video is a vital part…

Mobile Safety for Memorial Day Weekend

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On Wednesday, I was listening to the news as I got ready for work, and I learned that, according to the National Coalition for Safer Roads , Memorial Day weekend is the peak time for motorists to be caught running red lights. It’s very easy to get distracted when we are behind the wheel. As the Director…

NIDA 2014 Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS Research

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This week, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, announced the 2014 Avant-Garde Awards for HIV/AIDS research. According to a NIDA press release, the awards offer hope in battling HIV infection and improving long-term outcomes in HIV-infected drug users. With proposals ranging from enhancing the immune system’s ability…

AIDS Drug Assistance Programs Support New ACA Coverage Options for Thousands of People Living with HIV

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State Health Departments Navigate ACA Enrollment Challenges While Strengthening Insurance Purchasing Infrastructure and Addressing Unmet Need Washington, DC – This week, the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)  released new data  [PDF 150 KB] emphasizing the essential role the Ryan White Program, specifically the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), plays for people living with HIV (PLWH), including those…

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