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National Transgender HIV Testing Day – Chandi Moore CDC Blog & Twitter Chat Today at 3:00 PM (EST)

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Editor’s Note: From CDC’s Doing It – an HIV testing and prevention campaign.   It’s Our Time – The Transgender Community and HIV/AIDS By: Chandi Moore, Health Education Associate at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles On a recent episode of ‘I am Cait,’ I shared about my past and how difficult my journey has been….

Engaging Faith-Based Groups to Address Viral Hepatitis—Archived Webinar Materials Now Available!

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Hepatitis B and C affect as many as 2.2 million and 5.3 million people, respectively, from all walks of life and across the United States.  To be successful, our national response to viral hepatitis requires that all parts of society participate, including faith communities.  Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of…

2016 National Ryan White Conference Deadlines Approaching

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The April 29 deadline for submitting abstracts for a workshop or poster at the 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment is quickly approaching. The conference will take place August 23-26 in Washington, DC. Visit RyanWhite2016.org to learn more about the abstract submission process. You can also learn more about the conference…

IHS Holds Teleconference Call to Address LGBT2S Health Issues

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WHAT: The Indian Health Service will hold a public teleconference call to seek broad input on efforts to advance and promote the health needs of the American Indian and Alaska Native Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Two-Spirit communities. This is the first of a series of public teleconferences that will take place this year. Themes…

Acting HHS Assistant Secretary for Health: Statement on National Minority Health Month

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Contact: OASH Press Office 202-205-0143 ashmedia@hhs.gov This April, as a nation we commemorate National Minority Health Month with a focus on how we are working to accelerate health equity for the nation. During National Minority Health Month 2016, we will mark the 30th anniversary of the HHS Office of Minority Health to highlight Administration and HHS…

HIV/AIDS Bureau Seeks User Input on Web Site Redesign

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The Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) invites you to take a 10-15 minute online survey that will help the Bureau understand how best to organize and improve the HAB website and make it more useful for its users. This is part of the process to develop an improved HAB website that delivers…

New Federal Actions to Address HIV in the Transgender Community

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Transgender communities in the United States are among the groups at highest risk for HIV infection. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) observes that, historically, our efforts focused on this population have been limited, but that the federal government has made strides in improving our response since 2010. Urging that we remain vigilant in increasing knowledge…

Report Concludes Elimination of Hepatitis B & C in U.S. Feasible

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Yesterday the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released Eliminating the Public Health Problem of Hepatitis B and C in the United States: Phase One Report , which affirms that it would be possible to eliminate hepatitis in the U.S. with the right resources, commitment, and strategy. Importantly, the report also concluded that in the…