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National Minority Health Month: Training the Public Health Work Force

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For National Minority Health Month, I want to raise an issue that is vital to improve the health and health equity of our Nation: that is, the development of a public health workforce that reflects the diversity of the U.S. population. In relation to HIV, it is critical that we ensure a workforce that has the…

Justice Department Settles with Private Career College for Discrimination Against Applicant with HIV

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 27, 2015 The Justice Department announced today that it has reached an agreement with Compass Career Management L.L.C. (Compass Career College) of Hammond, Louisiana, to remedy violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Compass Career College is a private provider of vocational education and career training. Title III of…

WhiteHouse.gov Is Evolving With You in Mind

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Editor’s Note: This cross-post from The White House Blog highlights the Obama Administration’s focus on leveraging digital tools and technologies to better reach and inform the American public. One of the objectives of the Digital Government Strategy (DGS) is to: “Enable the American people and an increasingly mobile workforce to access high-quality digital government information…

New Hepatitis C Treatments Have High Cure Rates for African Americans

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The epidemic of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection impacts over 3 million individuals in the United States, and over 50% of infected people are undiagnosed. In an effort to increase the number of people who are aware of their HCV infection and link them to care, in 2012 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control…

April 30 Is Deadline for Tax Season Special Enrollment Period for Gaining Health Coverage through Marketplace

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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 last chance to get covered for 2015. Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a statement reminding people that April 30, 2015 is the…

Stop the Virus by Going Viral

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…