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HHS Partners with LGBT Organizations to Promote Open Enrollment Activities during LGBT Week of Action

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With the December 15 deadline for coverage starting in January 2016 fast approaching, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced partnerships with key national organizations to support LGBT outreach and enrollment efforts during 2016 Open Enrollment. As part of LGBT Week of Action from Dec. 7 – 11, Out2Enroll and other organizations…

National HIV Prevention Conference Day 2 Recap

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Dr. Jonathan Mermin, director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, opened Day 2 of the National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC) to a packed crowd. He shared a comprehensive look at High Impact Prevention (HIP) strategies, successes so far, and the potential that HIP 2.0 holds for further lessening the…

2015 National HIV Prevention Conference – Highlights from Day 2

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During the second plenary session at the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta on December 7, 2015, the future of HIV prevention in the U.S. was examined and two new initiatives designed to reduce new HIV infections were introduced. Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director of CDC’s National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB…

New CDC Efforts Offer Individuals Vital Information to Reduce Personal HIV Risk

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today unveiled two awareness and education efforts designed to reduce new HIV infections by helping people take charge of their health – a new national HIV testing campaign and the beta version of an online tool to help individuals assess and reduce their risk of acquiring or…

National HIV Prevention Conference: Day 1 Recap

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What Did You Miss? Thousands of attendees from around the country are in Atlanta, Georgia this week to attend the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference. For those who are not able to attend, check out daily conference highlights: Sunday, December 6th The opening plenary of CDC’s National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC) drew over 3,000 scientists,…

National HIV/AIDS Strategy in the Spotlight at 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference

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The CDC’s 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference got underway last evening in Atlanta. Dr. Jonathan Mermin, MD, Director of CDC’s National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, welcomed the more than 3,000 participants who have gathered under the conference theme of “Accelerating Progress: Prevent Infections. Strengthen Care. Reduce Disparities.” The opening plenary…

HIV diagnoses decline almost 20 percent, but progress is uneven

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ATLANTA – Annual HIV diagnoses in the United States fell by 19 percent from 2005 to 2014, driven by dramatic and continuing declines over the decade among several populations including heterosexuals, people who inject drugs, and African Americans – with the steepest declines among black women. However, the same level of success was not seen…

Southern States Lag Behind Rest of Nation in HIV Treatment, Testing

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Death rates among people living with HIV in some Southern states are three times higher than those living in other parts of the country, according to a new state-by-state analysis on progress in HIV prevention and care released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest data, which come from 2012, show…