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Using Twitter to Amplify Reach of the “We Are Empowered” Watch Party with Alicia Keys

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Co-Authored by: Stephanie Green, Program Officer, Health Communication & Media Partnerships Program, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Robbyn Kistler, consultant. On January 19, Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys joined with Greater Than AIDS  to host a “We Are Empowered” National Watch Party and Twitter Chat about women and HIV/AIDS.  Ms. Keys urged women and their loved ones to…

Share Knowledge. Take Action. Take Charge. Take the Test.

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In the United States, women remain heavily impacted by HIV. At the end of 2010, one in four people living with HIV were women. However, not all women are equally at risk for HIV. Women of color are disproportionately affected by HIV compared with women of other races/ethnicities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Take Action: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day — a day for action! What are you going to do? Top 10 Ways You Can Take Action Against HIV/AIDS Get tested. Many women and girls who are HIV-positive don’t know they have the disease. The only way to know your status is to get tested. Find an HIV testing…

Conversations from CROI 2014: Dr. Deborah Persaud Discusses Cases of Two HIV Positive Infants in Remission after Very Early Treatment

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Among the stories making headlines from the 2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  in Boston this week was the next chapter in the story of the Mississippi baby whose case Dr. Deborah Persaud shared at last year’s conference. This year, she and her colleagues shared an update on the status of that child…

CMS Invites Comments on Proposed Decision Regarding Coverage of Hepatitis C Screening

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This week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their proposed decision memo for the National Coverage Analysis (NCA) on Medicare coverage for Hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening in adults. They find that “the evidence is adequate to conclude that screening for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), consistent with the grade B recommendations by…

NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Shares Final Highlights from CROI 2014

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As the 2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  drew to a close in Boston, Dr. Ron Valdiserri asked National Institutes of Health’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach to share some final thoughts on highlights of the scientific advances presented there and how they will support efforts to improve outcomes along the HIV continuum of care. In…

Scientific Advances on the HIV Care Continuum Presented at CROI

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Among the scientific advances highlighted at the 21st Conference of Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  in Boston, Massachusetts this week were a number of new studies addressing the provision of essential care to persons living with HIV infection, including diagnosis, linkage and retention in care, initiation of antiretroviral treatment (ART), and achievement of durable viral…

Black Voices: I Choose to Speak Out

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Like many black MSM who test positive for HIV, my diagnosis was confirmed in a clinic full of strangers. My blood was drawn by an individual who suspiciously said very little to me during the screening process and the test was taken in a room so dingy and tight I suspected HIV was propagated by…

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