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HHS Secretary Sebelius statement observing LGBT Pride Month

Kathleen Sebelius

At the Department of Health and Human Services, we are committed to ensuring that members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community have access to quality, affordable health care and enjoy the same rights and protections that all Americans expect and deserve. This year, as we celebrate LGBT Pride Month, we take a…

Uniting to Combat Hepatitis B

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In late May, during National Hepatitis Awareness Month, local coalitions from all over the country came together for the second Hep B United Summit. Hep B United  is a national campaign to raise awareness about hepatitis B and liver cancer; it is composed of 20 state and local coalitions  working together to combat this “silent epidemic.”…

AIDSinfo and infoSIDA Websites Now Optimized for Display on Mobile Devices

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Editor’s Note: With today’s post, we highlight two key Federal websites that are now responsively designed. For more information, read our blog post about responsively designed sites, including the AIDS.gov website. AIDSinfo recently updated the AIDSinfo and infoSIDA websites, and they are now automatically optimized for display across all devices—desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones. Visitors…

Medicare Will Cover Hepatitis C Screening in Primary Care Settings

Michelle Moses-Eisenstein

On June 2, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its determination that hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening will be covered by Medicare for adults in primary care. Specifically, the determination stated that CMS will cover HCV screening when ordered by a beneficiary’s primary care physician or practitioner within the context of…

Iowa Modernizes HIV Criminalization Law

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On May 30, 2014, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into law a bill making substantial revisions to the state’s HIV criminalization law. The new legislation rewrote state law 709c, which was originally passed in 1998 and made it a felony, punishable by up to 25 years in prison, for persons living with HIV infection (PLWH)…

Funding Solicitation – Improve Access to HIV-Related Health Information

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The National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes of Health, plays a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice. The NLM is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected…

Prevention through Health Care Website: A Guide to the Changing Health System

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently launched the Prevention of HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB through Health Care website. This online resource is intended to help state, tribal, local, and territorial public health agencies, community- and faith-based organizations, and other partners leverage changes in the health system to strengthen the delivery of…

White House Listening Sessions Continue

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On Thursday, May 29, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) held a successful regional listening session on the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) in Jackson, Mississippi. ONAP will host two more listening sessions this week: Columbia, SC on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 from 3:00–5:00 PM at the University of South…