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Join National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Twitter Town Hall on Feb. 7 at Noon ET

Please join me for a National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) Twitter chat/”town hall meeting” on Friday, February 7, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The Twitter town hall is co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and AIDSVu , along with the NBHAAD Strategic Leadership Committee  and the National Association for the Advancement of…

An Important Message from Magic Johnson

Editor’s note:  As we recognize the approach of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (February 7), we are reminded of this important message from Magic Johnson about the Affordable Care Act. No one plans to get sick or hurt — I certainly didn’t — but most people will need medical care at some point in their…

Statement by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on African American History Month

Today, we celebrate the beginning of African American History Month, a time for all Americans to recognize the countless contributions African Americans have made to our nation, including major advances in scientific research and public health. During African American History Month, we draw inspiration from the courage of trailblazers like Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the…

Learning More About your Audiences: Communities of Color on Twitter

Earlier this month we posted a blog on the Pew Internet and American Life Project’s  report about African Americans and technology use. The data in the Pew report revealed that almost a quarter of African Americans who are online access Twitter, with 40% of 18-29 year old African American internet users on the site. We…

Scientists Discover Hepatitis C Virus Can Remain Infectious Outside of the Body for Up to 6 Weeks

A recent study by researchers from the Yale Schools of Medicine and Public Health revealed that the hepatitis C virus (HCV) can remain infectious for up to 6 weeks on surfaces at room temperature—resulting in a much longer period for potential transmission than was previously appreciated.  Prior to this study, scientists believed that HCV could…

The Affordable Care Act Resources Round-Up

During his State of the Union speech this week, President Obama asked every American who knows someone without health insurance to help them get covered by March 31st, when open enrollment ends. You can shop for plans and sign up for coverage online at HealthCare.gov, by phone at 1-800-318-2596, by mail, or directly through an…

Online Expert Advice for Clinicians Treating Hepatitis C Now Available

Up-to-date guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is now available for healthcare providers from HCVguidelines.org, a new online resource launched this week by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases  (AASLD) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America  (IDSA), in collaboration with the International Antiviral Society-USA   (IAS-USA).  These guidelines are…

5 New Funding Opportunities from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) recently announced five new funding opportunities through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Below are brief descriptions of each announcement, application deadlines, and links for more information. Resource/TA Center for HIV Prevention and Care for Black MSM – HRSA-14-106 HRSA/HAB has issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement…