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Apps to Help Students Stay Safe

New Media | August 19, 2014 Read the full post
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It’s back to school time and as we send our students to school with books and other necessary supplies, it might be helpful to keep in mind several technology solutions that can help students stay healthy and safe on campus….

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…

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…

Ambassador Birx Discusses PEPFAR Priorities

Global | August 14, 2014 Read the full post
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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…

Celebrating America’s Health Centers

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Cross-posted from HHS.gov Blog

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…

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

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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…

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

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Cross-posted from HealthCare.gov Blog

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…

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

New Media | August 12, 2014 Read the full post
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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…