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Miguel Gomez

Director, AIDS.gov, and Senior Communications Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

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As we approach Thanksgiving, we want to acknowledge that we have a lot for which to be grateful. We are making progress in our efforts to create an AIDS-free generation for many reasons, including: research gains; advances in treatment; better access to health care for people living with HIV/AIDS, thanks to the Affordable Care Act;…

Harnessing the Potential of Social Media in HIV Prevention- Voices from AIDS 2014

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Earlier this week, our AIDS.gov team blogged about the lessons we’ve learned in the use of online video as part of our ongoing efforts to use social media in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Today, the fourth day of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, I had the opportunity to…

CROI Begins March 3 in Atlanta and Online

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The 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI ) begins in just over a week in Atlanta, Georgia. This annual scientific meeting of the world’s leading researchers working to understand, prevent, and treat HIV/AIDS and its complications provides a vital forum for translating laboratory and clinical research into progress against the AIDS epidemic. At CROI,…

New Affordable Care Act Fact Sheet Available in Spanish

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For updated information on the Affordable Care Act and people living with HIV, read this fact sheet in English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF) and blog post.

Using Your Mobile Phone to Find Health Information: New Data

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Pew Internet & American Life Project released new data  today on using mobile phones to access health information. “One in three cell phone owners (31%) have used their phone to look for health information. In a comparable, national survey conducted two years ago, 17% of cell phone owners had used their phones to look for…

Natural Disasters and People Living with HIV and AIDS

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Hurricane Isaac’s impact on the Gulf Coast last week, ongoing forest fires in several Western states, and today’s earthquake in Costa Rica are all reminders of the importance of disaster preparedness, especially for people living with HIV/AIDS. In recognition of September’s observance of National Preparedness Month, we’re re-posting this blog entry from May 2011. Read…

White House LGBT Conference on HIV/AIDS Next Week

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Next week, the White House is hosting the next in its series of conferences on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues and the topic of focus will be HIV/AIDS. Hosted by the White House Office of Public Engagement and the White House Office of National AIDS Policy in partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine,…

Conversation from CROI: Dr. Jonathan Mermin on PrEP and an AIDS-free Generation

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At the recent 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), Dr. Ron Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health for Infectious Diseases, spoke with Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director of CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. They discussed some of the significant findings from the conference including advances related to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and the growing discussions…