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Share Your Ideas for Updating the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

National HIV/AIDS Strategy: More Information

On behalf of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), we invite you to share your ideas, feedback and recommendations for updating the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) [PDF 1.3MB]. Released in 2010, the Strategy is our nation’s first comprehensive plan to reduce new HIV infections, improve health outcomes for people living with HIV,…

HHS announces $101 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 164 new community health centers

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced on May 5 approximately $101 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 164 new health center sites in 33 states and two U.S. Territories for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services in communities that need them most.  These new health centers are projected to…

Public Service Recognition Week: Voices from the HIV community

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The first week of May is Public Service Recognition Week—an opportunity to honor those who serve their communities. We wanted to acknowledge the important work that public servants do by sharing this video, which showcases Federal staff from across the U.S Government talking about their commitment to the HIV/AIDS response. The video was released at…

Social Media Tools to Help You Observe Hepatitis Awareness Month

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May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, providing us with 31 days to raise awareness of viral hepatitis in the United States. Awareness activities will take place throughout the month, with Tuesday, May 19th designated as National Hepatitis Testing Day. With an estimated 3.5-5.3 million Americans living with chronic viral hepatitis, most of whom are unaware that…

Implementing the Nation’s First State Hepatitis C Testing Law

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As the first state hepatitis C testing law in the nation progresses into its second year of implementation, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is taking steps to educate both healthcare providers and consumers about the importance of HCV screening for individuals born between 1945 and 1965 (often referred to as the “Baby…

Register Today for Webinar on Hepatitis C and African American Women

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In recognition of both National Women’s Health Week and Hepatitis Awareness Month, the HHS Offices on Women’s Health, Minority Health, and HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy are co-sponsoring a webinar, Hepatitis C and African American Women, on Thursday, May 7, 2015 – 1:30-2:45 PM (ET). Because of disproportionate rates of hepatitis C virus infection, African Americans…

Today is Deadline to #GetCovered During Tax Season Special Enrollment Period

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The Health Insurance Marketplace is providing individuals and families who paid the fee for not having health coverage when they filed their 2014 taxes with one more chance to get covered for the remainder of 2015. You must enroll by today, April 30, if you want to get covered. Earlier this week, HHS shared message,…

April is STD Awareness Month

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“A person who has an STD will also always have discharge or bumps as symptoms of the infection.” “STD testing is for cheaters.” “The birth control pill will protect me from common STDs.” After working in the STD clinic setting for many years, and in my current role as the Director of CDC’s Division of…