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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Seeks Comment on its Draft Recommendation Statement on Hepatitis B Screening for High-Risk Adults

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This week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force  (USPSTF) issued its draft recommendation statement pertaining to hepatitis B screening, recommending screening people who are at high risk for hepatitis B infection. Before finalizing the recommendation, the USPSTF is inviting public comments on the draft statement until March 10, 2014. The Task Force is an independent group…

A Personal Perspective from Dr. Timothy Harrison

Tim Harrison Reflection

Many of our colleagues in the HIV/AIDS field have both personal and professional commitments to their work formed by diverse life experiences that continue to inspire them. As we observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we are pleased to share another personal reflection from one such colleague: my longtime officemate Dr. Timothy Harrison. Tim is…

Sharpening Our Focus on Black MSM Vital to Meeting National Goals

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As we observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) 2014, we are reminded that African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV/AIDS in the United States. Among African Americans, gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (Black MSM) are especially hard hit, representing more than half of all estimated new HIV infections…

How Obamacare Helps the LGBT Community

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Since taking office, President Obama and his Administration have taken significant steps to advance equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. You’ve probably heard of many of these accomplishments: repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” prohibiting anti-LGBT discrimination in hospitals and in housing, promoting international LGBT human rights, standing up against DOMA and…

Access to Information is a Powerful Tool in Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation

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World AIDS Day is a tremendous opportunity for people worldwide to unite together in the fight against HIV.  A contribution to that fight here in the U.S. is the Information Is Powerful Medicine campaign. Launched earlier this year, the campaign contributes to Department-wide efforts guided by the National HIV/AIDS Strategy to improve health outcomes for…

A Victory for LGBT Health in the Americas

Dr. Nils Daulaire

Early in October, global health leaders in the Americas Region made a major step forward to improve access to and quality of health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons. At the annual meeting of the Pan American Health Organization, delegates from governments throughout the region unanimously passed a resolution entitled Addressing the Causes…

Strategy in Action: Organizations Use Storytelling and Training to Deliver HIV/AIDS Prevention Messages to Black MSM

The Strategy in Action. Communities respond to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Across the country, organizations are responding in innovative ways to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy’s call to reduce HIV-related disparities and health inequities, including those experienced by African American gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). African Americans have the most severe burden of HIV of all racial/ethnic groups in the United…

HIV Impact on Gay and Bisexual Men: The 4th Decade

Jonathan Mermin

Today is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD), an observance that reminds us that HIV continues to take a heavy toll on gay and bisexual men across the United States. Even after more than 30 years of AIDS, this community remains at the center of the U.S. epidemic. Men who have sex with men…