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Online Learning Opportunities: Webinars Highlight ACA and Those at Risk for and Living with HIV

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has brought access to quality, affordable health care for millions of Americans. Now is a great time to learn more about how the law affects those at risk for and living with HIV, and how to engage and enroll individuals in the health care coverage they need—or use the new…

Meet the 5 Men that are putting a “Positive Spin” on HIV

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Thanks to advances in HIV treatment, people living with HIV who are diagnosed early, linked to care, prescribed antiretroviral therapy (ART), and stay adherent to their medication are able to live healthy lives and reduce the risk of spreading the virus to others. Positive Spin is nominated for a Webby Award . We created this listicle to celebrate…

Next Open Enrollment Period

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Open Enrollment for 2016 health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace ended January 31, 2016. If you didn’t enroll by then, you can enroll in a health insurance plan for 2016 only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period or for Medicaid or CHIP. (See if you can get or change 2016 health coverage.)…

President Obama Addresses Prescription Opioid Abuse and Heroin Epidemic

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In remarks delivered at the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia, this afternoon President Obama discussed a range of actions being taken to address the nation’s prescription opioid abuse and heroin epidemic. This epidemic involves increases in unsafe and unsterile injection practices, which put people who inject drugs at high risk…

Virtual Office Hours: Personalized Social Media Training

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Want to learn how to make a video with a free app called Adobe Voice? Sign up for Virtual Office Hours and we’ll walk you through the process of using your smartphone to do just that! Virtual Office Hours is our biweekly, free, phone-based social media training– because we know a little help can go…

Social Workers: Go Social!

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The  28th Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS will be held in Minneapolis on May 26-29.  Dr. Vince Lynch founded this Conference in 1988 and this year’s event will be the last one he organizes and chairs before retiring in early 2017. Dr. Russell “Rusty” Bennett will succeed him as Chair. The Conference has been…

SAMHSA Announces Availability of $33M to Integrate HIV Services into Substance Abuse Disorder Treatment Programs for Women

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Editor’s Note: This announcement previously stated a funding amount of $11 million. It has been revised upon SAMHSA’s corrected funding availability of $33 million. Please see the below press release for more details.  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016…

Digital Media: Making The History of HIV/AIDS More Accessible

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We are increasingly called to present information and educate audiences using small chunks of text that fit in Twitter’s 140-character limit, or that work well as Facebook status posts. One of the ways we attempt to do this is through our History of HIV/AIDS Timeline—one of the most-visited pages on the AIDS.gov site. The timeline…