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The Truth about my Positive Experience

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There are a few things I want you to know about my positive experience. Whether you’ve worked in HIV for decades or are new to the epidemic, we all start somewhere. I’m a filmmaker and, ironically, my first introduction to the epidemic was through film. It was film where I started and film where I…

Understanding HIV in America: Five ways to learn more using AIDSVu

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The National HIV/AIDS Strategy emphasizes the importance of intensifying our efforts in the areas where HIV is most heavily concentrated. AIDSVu , an online, interactive mapping website, helps us to identify those communities most impacted by the HIV epidemic. Launched in 2010 by the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, in partnership with Gilead…

Ambassador Birx Discusses PEPFAR Priorities

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Recently, I had the opportunity to visit with Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator of U.S. Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Deborah L. Birx, M.D., to talk about her priorities for the U.S. President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. Government initiative to help save the lives of those suffering from HIV/AIDS around the world. Watch…

Celebrating America’s Health Centers

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Editor’s note: AIDS.gov joins in the salute of health centers and their staffs during National Health Center Week. Providing both HIV testing and care as well as helping individuals find health coverage, health centers across the nation are important partners in pursuing the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. In celebration of National Health Center…

Online Expert Advice for Clinicians Treating Hepatitis C Now Includes Section on When and For Whom to Initiate HCV Therapy

Ronald Valdiserri

State-of-the-art guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection was updated this week to help healthcare providers to determine when and in whom to start antiviral treatment to cure patients of their HCV infection. Launched earlier this year by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases  (AASLD) and the Infectious Diseases Society…

Still need to send documents to the Marketplace? If you get a letter this week, time is running out

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We’ve been reaching out to some of you by mail, email, and phone if some information you gave us on your Health Insurance Marketplace application doesn’t match the data we have on file. It’s important that you submit the documents we need so we can help you stay covered through the Marketplace and keep any…

New in New Media: Foursquare 8.0 and Location-enabled Apps for HIV Awareness

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Facebook, Instagram and many other apps utilize location-enabled data to find health services. Back in 2010 we blogged about Foursquare, the GPS-enabled mobile app that allows you to share your location with friends and others nearby when you “check-in” to places, including local HIV services and events. After almost 5 years, Foursquare has announced a…

White House Observes World Hepatitis Day

Ronald Valdiserri

On Wednesday, July 30, the White House hosted its fourth consecutive observance of World Hepatitis Day. Co-sponsored by the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), the event brought together a diverse group of domestic…