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REALLY: Get Tested

I’ve seen firsthand the impact that HIV testing can have on people’s lives. My first involvement in HIV was as a volunteer HIV pretest and posttest counselor in Long Beach, California, while I was in my 20s. I talked to people who came in to get tested because they were anxious and afraid they had…

National HIV Testing Day: Deondre’s story

Tests tend to make a lot of us very nervous. Though we may study and prepare, there always seems to be some sort of anxiety or nervousness that comes with taking them. For me, it‘s the thought of not knowing 100% what the end result will be. The truth is that we don’t always get…

CMS, CDC, & HRSA Launch HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group for State Medicaid Programs

This week the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced the launch of a new joint initiative: the HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group [PDF 91 KB]. The HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group will bring together state public health…

HIV Among Issues Examined During White House’s United State of Women Summit

Summary: Find out how ONAP, and Federal and community partners, marked the first United State of Women Summit to highlight HIV issues among women and girls. Last week, thousands of people gathered for the United State of Women, a White House summit focused on the needs of women and girls. Employing the theme, “Today, We’ll…

Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act leads to better care and improves financial well-being for new enrollees

Over 90 percent of new Medicaid enrollees are satisfied with their plans and doctor According to a new report summarizing research to date, 78 percent of new Medicaid enrollees indicated that absent Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they wouldn’t otherwise have the resources necessary to access regular care. Additionally, the overwhelming majority…

SMAIF Supports HRSA Grant Opportunity to Address HIV Care Continuum in Southern Metropolitan Areas

The south lags behind much of the rest of the nation on a number of key outcomes including viral suppression and survival among people living with HIV. To help address this, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced a funding opportunity for a new program: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Building Care and Prevention…

National HIV Testing Day 2016: Digital Communication Tools

Digital tools have transformed the ways we share HIV messages. Each HIV/AIDS observance day is an opportunity to use those tools to encourage individuals to know their HIV status and stay healthy. For National HIV Testing Day 2016 – June 27th – we want to draw attention to several digital communication tools that can support…

#NHTD Twitter Chat and Thunderclap: Are you #DoingIt?

In support of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), CDC’s National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) will host a Twitter chat and Thunderclap, which are available to all partners. The Twitter chat will be held on June 23 from 3 to 4 p.m. EDT, and it is moderated by @CDCNPIN and Dr. Jonathan Mermin (@DrMerminCDC) , director…