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ICYMI – White House’s Brooks Discusses 2016 Priorities for Implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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In case you missed it, in a recent blog post and series of brief video conversations , Mr. Douglas Brooks, MSW, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), shared his thoughts about priorities for advancing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy in 2016. In his video conversations with OMB’s Jamal Brown, Mr. Brooks…

NAESM 2016: #LIVEIT #BEIT #OWNIT

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The National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities (NAESM) has served the HIV community for almost 25 years–and we wanted to highlight their conference, the National African American Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and Other Disparities, which is currently underway in Los Angeles (through January 24). The conference is expected to draw a new generation of…

ICYMI – HHS Seeks Info on Non-Federal Efforts to Address Viral Hepatitis in the U.S.

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Last month, HHS published a Request for Information (RFI) seeking information on non-Federal activities that support the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis. Non-federal stakeholders play a vital role in achieving our national goals for viral hepatitis prevention, diagnosis, care and treatment. Information collected in response to this RFI will…

State of the Union & Digital Tools

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Every Tuesday, we blog about how to use social media tools. Yesterday, we cross-posted White House blogs on how they are using social media tools to extend the reach of their work and make it possible for people across the U.S. to connect and engage in policy discussions, including those around the State of the Union address….

New EEOC Publication on HIV/AIDS and Employment Discrimination

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To help educate job applicants and employees living with HIV of their employment non-discrimination rights, late last month the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a new publication, “What You Should Know About HIV/AIDS and Employment Discrimination.” The EEOC, which enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination, had committed to developing and disseminating such materials…

The Year in Review: 2015 Digital Highlights and Insights

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We’re five days into 2016, and, like many of you, we are reflecting on the the past year while planning for the year to come. It’s been nearly 10 years since we first launched AIDS.gov. Eight years have passed since we started this blog and sent our first tweet. In social media years, that makes…

Make a Resolution to Learn More about the Affordable Care Act: Upcoming Webinars

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The 2016 Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period runs until the end of January, and across the country Americans are enrolling in affordable, quality health care coverage. Several upcoming webinars will highlight the open enrollment period and how to engage individuals at risk for and living with HIV, as well as other populations: Affordable Care Act…

Making/Developing A Website For All: Our Accessibility Story

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508: what does this number mean to you? (Hint: no, it is not the number of members of the Electoral College!) 508 refers to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires Federal agencies and their grantees to produce digital content that is accessible to people with disabilities. The law covers mobility, sensory,…