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Starting with Our Own: Federal Employees Mark World AIDS Day 2015

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December 1 will mark the 28th annual observance of World AIDS Day. This year’s Federal theme is “The Time to Act Is Now”. Along with community stakeholders across the nation, Federal employees across the U.S. Government will pause to mark this observance. Over the last few weeks, our Federal colleagues who work year-round to respond…

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…

Ambassador Birx: World AIDS Day Message and More

Deborah Birx, MD, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

In preparation for World AIDS Day 2015, AIDS.gov spoke with Ambassador-at-Large Deborah L. Birx, M.D., the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy. She talked about the importance of World AIDS Day and the factors that could enable the U.S. and its PEPFAR partners to reduce the number of new…

LIVE WHITE HOUSE WEBCAST FOR WORLD AIDS DAY – DECEMBER 1ST

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As we approach World AIDS Day on December 1, we are making important progress in our national and global responses to HIV/AIDS. In recognition of these efforts, we invite you to watch a live webcast of the White House World AIDS Day event. The event will focus on this year’s Federal theme, The Time to…

Remembering the Lessons of HIV/AIDS

Ronald Valdiserri

As some readers of this blog may already know, at the end of next month I will retire from the federal government after 27 years of service. I don’t plan to leave the field of public health; I’m just changing it up with a move to join the faculty of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of…

In Case You Missed It: Open Enrollment Blog Round-Up

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November 1 marked the opening of the Health Insurance Marketplace for the 2016 open enrollment period, and Federal agencies and partners are hard at work to get the word out that now is the time to shop for quality, affordable health care coverage! Through January 31, individuals can apply for a 2016 health plan, renew…

New Video: How Enrollment Assisters Can Help People Living with HIV Find Affordable Coverage

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Enrollment assisters — also known as navigators and certified application counselors — play an essential role in helping people living with HIV find an affordable health plan that best covers their needs. During 2016 Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace (which runs through January 31, 2016), assisters will walk people through the detailed application…

Empowering Women to End HIV & Intimate Partner Violence

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HIV activist Gina Brown  never looked at herself as a victim of intimate partner violence. When she found out she was living with HIV, the violence got worse. There is a strong connection between domestic abuse and HIV. According to the CDC [PDF 1,824 KB], an estimated one in three women in the U.S. experiences domestic…