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Pew Internet & American Life Project: Leveraging Social Media and the Mobile Internet in Health Messaging

Susannah Fox

Last week the Pew Internet & American Life Project published a report about mobile access . They found that more and more people are using their mobile phones, laptops, and other wireless devices to access the Internet. People who own a cell phone are also more likely to use it for activities other than talking,…

HHS Releases Guidance for Syringe Services Programs

Dr. Howard Koh

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is committed to working with grantees and partners to reduce the spread of HIV and other infections in the United States. One preventable form of transmission is through HIV contaminated needles used by injection drug users (IDUs). In 2008, the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

HHS Reallocates $25 Million to Extend Care to People on ADAP Waiting List

Mary Wakefield, HRSA

Improving access to care and treatment for people living with HIV is a top priority for President Obama and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This week, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the reallocation of $25 million for AIDS drug assistance to States that have AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) waiting lists or…

Healthy People 2020: Interview with Penny Slade-Sawyer

Developing Healthy People 2020

The Healthy People Initiative provides a framework to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and establishes national goals to reduce them. We asked Rear Admiral Penny Slade-Sawyer from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion to explain why Healthy People is important to the HIV/AIDS community. She also told us how HHS…

Action Across the Sectors: Highlights from National HIV Testing Day 2010

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June 26 - National HIV Testing Day

Each year I am honored to see all the ways individuals and groups take action for National HIV Testing Day (June 27) — from conversations with loved ones, to getting tested, to attending or organizing local HIV testing events, to hosting press conferences, to convening online events. This year, I was particularly excited to see…

Act Against AIDS: the First Year

Kevin Fenton: Health Protection Perspectives

In April 2009, CDC and the White House launched Act Against AIDS (AAA), a 5-year, $45-million communication campaign. After almost 20 years since the last national HIV campaign, it was past time to again initiate a national conversation about one of the worst epidemics this country has ever experienced. In the United States, we have…

The Current & Future State of HIV Testing in the U.S.:
A National HIV Testing Day Webinar/Conference Call

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Co-authored by Amy Palilonis, Presidential Management Fellow, AIDS.gov Last week we sponsored a webinar/conference call in advance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) — June 27 — for Federal staff and grantees who work with domestic HIV/AIDS programs. Panelists on the call included senior HIV leaders from across the Federal government. Over 1,000 listening sites…

Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Conference Call: Updates on ADAP from HRSA/HAB

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On Tuesday, July 29, the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) held a conference call for PACHA members and the public. During the call, Dr. Deborah Parham-Hopson, Associate Administrator for HIV/AIDS, Health Resources and Services Administration at HHS, provided an update on the waiting lists for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), a government program…