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CDC Launches Next Phase of Know More Hepatitis Campaign

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CDC has just released the next phase of the national Know More Hepatitis campaign. Of the estimated 3.2 million Americans who have Hepatitis C, 3 in 4 are people born from 1945 to 1965. Since as many as 50% of people with Hepatitis C don’t know they are infected, the campaign encourages everyone born from…

Implementing the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan: The Role of Community Leadership

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The development of the updated national Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis: 2014-2016 [PDF 2.01MB] (Action Plan) in April 2014 marked a new opportunity for community-based organizations invested in eliminating hepatitis B and C disparities, to explore what activities federal agencies are planning to undertake and how the organizations and agencies…

Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators, a Vital CDC Program Helping to Achieve the Goals of the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan

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Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators (VHPCs) are vital to the implementation of the nation’s Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis, and ultimately, achievement of 3 of the national goals of reducing viral hepatitis transmission and disease: Increase the proportion of persons who are aware of their hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection,…

Funding Opportunity Announcement: Enhancing HIV Prevention Communication and Mobilization Efforts Through Strategic Partnerships (PS15-1505)

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Prevention Communication Branch (PCB) is pleased to announce the publication of Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PS15-1505: Enhancing HIV Prevention Communication and Mobilization Efforts Through Strategic Partnerships. This FOA was published on December 30, 2014…

New Recommendations on Treatment and Prevention in Persons with HIV

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Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and five non-governmental CDC partner organizations,* published a new guideline, Recommendations for HIV Prevention with Adults and Adolescents with HIV in the United States, 2014. This document is a comprehensive…

Recap: AIDS.gov Webinar on Marketplace Enrollment for HIV Community

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In case you missed the November 24 AIDS.gov webinar, Health Insurance Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment for People At Risk for and Living with HIV, we wanted to share some highlights as well as links to related resources. During the webinar, Federal leaders discussed how the Affordable Care Act helps people at risk for or living…

What Teens Don’t Know Can Hurt Them (and Their Futures) — Why STD Testing Is Critical

Jonathon Mermin

Nearly 20 million new sexually-transmitted diseases are estimated to occur every year in this country, half among young people between the ages of 15 to 24. As parents, health care providers and policy makers, this isn’t something we can ignore. CDC’s latest national STD report, released today, makes it clear that young people continue to…

World AIDS Day 2014: Closer to an AIDS-Free Generation

Dr. Shannon Hader

On December 1, people throughout the world observe World AIDS Day to raise awareness of the global impact of HIV/AIDS, to honor those affected by it, and—ever so importantly—to re-commit to achieving more in the upcoming year. An estimated 35 million people are living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. The theme for World AIDS Day 2014 – “Focus,…