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Recapping the mHealth Summit 2012

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National and international experts in health care and mobile technology gathered in Washington, DC, December 3-5, 2012, for the mHealth Summit: Connecting the Mobile Health Ecosystem . AIDS.gov joined government, health, private sector, industry, academic, and nonprofit leaders to learn and share about how wireless technology is being used to improve health outcomes in the…

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Invites Public Comment on Draft Recommendations Related to HIV & HCV Screening

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Recently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force  (USPSTF) issued draft recommendations pertaining to HIV and viral hepatitis screening and is inviting public comments on both. The Task Force is an independent group of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine that works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical…

Stories Behind Facing AIDS – Photo-sharing

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Why I Face AIDS By Christopher Barnhill It is said that you will find your purpose in life, but I truly believe that your purpose finds you. I am honored to wake up every day to the work I do at Metro TeenAIDS to educate youth in Washington, DC’s public and charter schools about comprehensive…

U.S. Conference on AIDS – More Highlights from Day 2

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At the annual U.S. Conference on AIDS on Monday, Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), offered a plenary speech on the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Describing the NHAS as a road map for all public and private stakeholders, he highlighted a number of its key…

HIV/AIDS in the Nation’s Capitol

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On Tuesday, Whitman Walker Health Center of Washington, DC, hosted “Return to Lisner: A Forum on HIV/AIDS” to discuss the current state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The event marked the 29th anniversary of DC’s first HIV/AIDS forum at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium. Jeanne White-Ginder, the mother of Ryan White, an Indiana teenager who died…

Conversations from AIDS 2012: Ron Valdiserri and Dawn Averitt Bridge on Expanding Public Awareness of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

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At the XIX International Conference on AIDS (AIDS 2012)  on Tuesday July 24, 2012, Dr. Ron Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, caught up with Ms. Dawn Averitt Bridge, Founder and Chair of The Well Project . They discussed National HIV Awareness Month  (NHAM) and the importance of expanding and sustaining the American public’s concern about…

White House Video Series for AIDS 2012

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This week, while the 2012 International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012 ) is being held in Washington, D.C., the White House released a series of related videos. First was a three-minute video history of HIV and the United States’ response that includes President Obama’s welcome to the more than 23,000 conference attendees. AIDS 2012 has also…

First Glimpse of The AIDS Memorial Quilt In Washington This Week

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It’s hard to believe that what started with a single panel has now grown to become the world’s largest work of living folk art, now 48,000 panels and counting. The AIDS Memorial Quilt is now an enormous 1.3 million square feet (50 miles) and 54 tons, making it no longer possible to display in a…

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