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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…

HRSA Calling for Abstracts for 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment

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The Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau is calling for abstracts for the 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment, which will take place August 23-26, 2016 in Washington, DC. This year’s theme is Forward Momentum: Accelerating Access. Optimizing Care. Transforming Public Health. The 2016 National Conference brings together HIV clinical…

Sharing Lessons as We Develop New Site

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As promoters for the use of digital tools in the response to HIV and viral hepatitis, we often share examples of specific tools and resources once they are available. But we are also always curious to learn and share lessons about what goes into developing such digital tools. So as we embark on developing a…

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…

March 20 is National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a nationwide effort designed to promote HIV testing and awareness in Native communities. March 20, 2016 marks the 10th annual National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This year’s theme is “Hear Indigenous Voices: Uniting Bold Voices of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders.” HIV/AIDS testing is free…

Virtual Office Hours: Engaging youth on social media

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Editor’s note: AIDS.gov’s Virtual Office Hours offers free, personalized training sessions to organizations and individuals serving those impacted by HIV/AIDS. Today’s blog features Love Heals’ Executive Director, Deborah Levine, who attended a Virtual Office Hours session to expand their youth outreach via social media. Here is what she learned. Can you say a bit about…

Liver Cancer Death Rate Increasing Faster Than All Other Cancers; Implementation of Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Urgently Needed

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On March 9th, the American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Cancer Institute, and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries released their Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer  , revealing that the rate of new cases of liver cancer is rapidly increasing and the death rate…

20 million people have gained health insurance coverage because of the Affordable Care Act, new estimates show

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More than 6 million uninsured young adults have gained health insurance coverage since 2010 A new report released today finds that the provisions of the Affordable Care Act have resulted in an estimated 20 million people gaining health insurance coverage between the passage of the law in 2010 and early 2016—an historic reduction in the…