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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Seeks Comment on its Draft Recommendation Statement on Hepatitis B Screening for High-Risk Adults

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This week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force  (USPSTF) issued its draft recommendation statement pertaining to hepatitis B screening, recommending screening people who are at high risk for hepatitis B infection. Before finalizing the recommendation, the USPSTF is inviting public comments on the draft statement until March 10, 2014. The Task Force is an independent group…

Nominations Sought for CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is soliciting nominations for possible membership on the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment (CHAC). The 18-member Advisory Committee provides advice to the HHS Secretary, CDC’s Director, and HRSA’s Administrator on objectives, strategies, policies, and priorities for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and…

Black Voices: From the Community, For the Community

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At AIDS.gov, we ask that all HIV organizations assess to see how new media can extend the reach of their work. Today, we are fortunate to share with you voices from the community of men dedicated to using new media to amplify the response to HIV among black MSM. The need for a targeted response…

Enroll by February 15 for Health Coverage Starting March 1!

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Despite the snow and cold that have blanketed much of the country this week, spring is coming! And that means an important deadline for signing up for healthcare coverage is also fast approaching. The deadline for open enrollment for 2014 coverage is March 31, 2014. If you haven’t enrolled in coverage by then, you generally…

The Affordable Care Act Resources Round-Up

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During his State of the Union speech this week, President Obama asked every American who knows someone without health insurance to help them get covered by March 31st, when open enrollment ends. You can shop for plans and sign up for coverage online at HealthCare.gov, by phone at 1-800-318-2596, by mail, or directly through an…

5 New Funding Opportunities from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

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The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) recently announced five new funding opportunities through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Below are brief descriptions of each announcement, application deadlines, and links for more information. Resource/TA Center for HIV Prevention and Care for Black MSM – HRSA-14-106 HRSA/HAB has issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement…

New Media and The State of the Union 2014

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At AIDS.gov, we’re always looking for innovative ways to use new media to share information and engage our audiences in a conversation through the use of blogs, photosharing, video, chats, Instagram, Storify, and more. We are inspired by our colleagues from across the country…and sometimes we can look here in Washington, DC. The White House…

New Media and Organizations Serving Black Gay Men

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Last week, researchers, AIDS services organizations and others attended the National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS  and other Health Disparities. This annual event is hosted by National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities  (NAESM), an organization that has served the community of black men who have sex with men (BMSM) for almost 25 years. The theme of this year’s…