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2015 National HIV Prevention Conference – Closing Reflections

Ronald Valdiserri

As the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference came to a close earlier this week in Atlanta, we heard from the CDC Director, Dr. Tom Frieden. He highlighted some of the ideas he and colleagues shared in a recent New England Journal of Medicine commentary, “Applying Public Health Principles to the HIV Epidemic — How Are…

Carl’s #GetCovered Story: No Longer Gambling with His Life

carl-anderson

I’m 25 years old and work for a human resources contractor in the oil and gas industry. It’s a good job, but it doesn’t come with health insurance benefits. That really stressed me out. You see, I’m HIV+ and my 30-day supply of pills cost $1,500. I couldn’t afford that so I started rationing my…

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

Ronald Valdiserri

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

CDC Vital Signs blog - Nov 2015

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

Miguel Gomez

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…