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National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Editor’s Note: Last week CDCNPIN (@CDCNPIN),  @YouthAIDSDay,  Dr. Stephanie Zaza, Director of CDC’s Division of Adolescent & School Health (@DrZazaCDC),  AIDS.gov (@AIDSgov) and MAC AIDS Fund (@MACAIDSFund) sponsored a Twitter chat,  in advance of the observance of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day on April 10th. These handles and participants such as @APAPublicInt  shared…

Stop STIs: Six Steps to Safer Sex

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Whether you call them sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), one thing is true: Women are at risk of infection. Not only does a woman’s anatomy make her vulnerable to STIs, women are less likely to have symptoms than men. Untreated STIs can lead to serious health issues, including infertility, cancer, and…

Black Voices: Integrating Social Media in HIV Outreach

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Meet Kahlib The AIDS.gov Black Voices series was started over a year ago to share information on important social media and HIV-related topics for the community, by the community. All our bloggers have unique stories about living with and/or advocating about HIV. Today, we introduce you to our newest blogger: Kahlib Barton. In this AIDS.gov…

CMS Announces Opportunity to Apply for Navigator Grants in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces

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Navigator awards extend to three years to provide stability and assistance to consumers as they enroll in coverage The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today the availability of funding to support Navigators in Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFM), including State Partnership Marketplaces. The Affordable Care Act is working for millions of Americans who are…

Recognizing National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day: A Focus on Evidence-Based Programming

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In April, National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) brings together young leaders, national community partners and many other organizations and individuals nation-wide to foster a better response to the HIV epidemic. One of the many ways the federal government is responding to the HIV epidemic is to equip youth with the skills and…

HIV Care Continuum Video Updated

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Among the most popular videos on AIDS.gov’s YouTube channel is a short animated video about the HIV care continuum produced in 2012. The video’s producer, Gilead, recently updated the video to reflect new data from CDC on the stages of the continuum and help viewers understand the steps to help people with HIV stay healthy,…

CAPUS: Formative Evaluation Provides a Snapshot on Early Progress

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Formative evaluations are evaluations that are generally conducted during the developmental and early implementation phases of large-scale, multiyear projects in order to improve program design or performance. These evaluations can play an invaluable role in HIV programming because they allow us to identify and bolster successful activities and to revise and modify program elements that…

Medicare Announces Coverage for Annual HIV Test

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week that it has expanded coverage to include one, annual voluntary screening for HIV infection for all adolescent and adult Medicare beneficiaries between the ages of 15 and 65, without regard to perceived risk.  Coverage for pregnant Medicare beneficiaries will remain unchanged. The addition of…