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HHS Partners with LGBT Organizations to Promote Open Enrollment Activities during LGBT Week of Action

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With the December 15 deadline for coverage starting in January 2016 fast approaching, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced partnerships with key national organizations to support LGBT outreach and enrollment efforts during 2016 Open Enrollment. As part of LGBT Week of Action from Dec. 7 – 11, Out2Enroll and other organizations…

National HIV/AIDS Strategy in the Spotlight at 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference

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The CDC’s 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference got underway last evening in Atlanta. Dr. Jonathan Mermin, MD, Director of CDC’s National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, welcomed the more than 3,000 participants who have gathered under the conference theme of “Accelerating Progress: Prevent Infections. Strengthen Care. Reduce Disparities.” The opening plenary…

PrEP: A Powerful Prevention Tool

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Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its 2015 HIV Vital Signs focusing on preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP). This Vital Signs includes two Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR), one from CDC and one from New York State Department of Health: Vital Signs: Estimated Percentages and Numbers of Adults with Indications for Preexposure…

Digital Tools: Supporting the White House’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy ~ Example from the Corporate Sector

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As has been observed often, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020, is a national plan, not just a federal one. Active participation from stakeholders across all sectors of society is needed to put the Strategy into action and end the HIV epidemic. Illustrating how members of the corporate sector are contributing to implementing the…

Digital Storytelling on National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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When the first Federal report of what would come to be known as AIDS emerged in 1981, none of the new media tools we use today were available. At that time, you got your news from a printed newspaper or from one of three network television news shows–and the information you got depended on whether…

For gay and bisexual men, a year of excitement could lead to a decade of progress

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Editor’s Note: For National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have created several tools and resources, including the following blog.  Every year on September 27th, National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the HIV/AIDS community comes together to raise awareness, recommit to action, and take stock of the progress achieved…

Your HIV Experience Can Motivate Others: #mypositivespin

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What do Guy, Ken, Patrick, Paul, and Uriah have in common? All five men live with HIV, are virally suppressed, and have chosen to share their inspiring journeys through a digital storytelling initiative, Positive Spin. Each of their stories recounts how difficult it was to face the reality of their diagnosis. “I sat at my desk…

HIV Testing: What would you say?

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With National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on Saturday, June 27, many of us are preparing to get an HIV test and supporting others to do the same. Some of the men featured in Positive Spin, our digital storytelling project about living healthy with HIV, as well as our Black Voices bloggers, share how they would…