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With Better Data, a Foundation for Stronger HIV Prevention

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High quality data form the backbone of our nation’s HIV response. National surveillance of HIV cases provides the critical information we need to set prevention priorities, allocate limited prevention resources, and measure our collective progress against the disease. HIV surveillance is one of CDC’s most important responsibilities. That’s why, every year since 1982, CDC has…

Speakers Announced for December 8th Listening Session on HIV Prevention and Care with the Transgender Community

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The HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) is sponsoring a community listening session to hear about the ways that the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) might help to further improve HIV prevention and care for transgender women of color. During this community listening session, 11 volunteer speakers from organizations across the…

Get Ready for World AIDS Day 2016

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World AIDS Day – December 1 –  is rapidly approaching! The U.S. Government theme for this year’s observance is Leadership. Commitment. Impact., and we want to point you to the information and tools you’ll need to incorporate the theme in your local activities for this year’s observance. Please stay tuned for many announcements by our…

Promoting Innovation and Collaboration: SMAIF Awards Strengthen Response to HIV Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities

FY16 SMAIF Allocations by Agency

We have made incredible progress in HIV treatment and prevention, but too many Americans from all walks of life still get HIV, and too people with HIV are dying needlessly. Since the early years of the epidemic, the impact of HIV has been concentrated in racial and ethnic minority communities.  While we now have a…

You Can Help Consumers, Providers And Enrollment Assisters Get The Facts About Health Coverage

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HIV programs have been doing great work to get people living with HIV enrolled in Marketplace health coverage since Open Enrollment began on November 1. Here are some resources to help keep it going! Resources for consumers and HIV providers: ACE TA Center digital, print, and video resources help consumers get enrolled, stay enrolled, and…

Linking Health Care to Housing through HRSA Safety Net Programs

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Summary: When people have stable living conditions, it positively impacts their health. Recognizing this, HRSA programs have linked health care services and housing. When people have stable living conditions, it positively impacts their health. Programs across the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recognize this connection and have linked health care services and housing, whether…

HIV Prevention Efforts for Hispanics/Latinos must improve

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Hispanics/Latinos are disproportionately affected by HIV. In 2014, 23% of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States were among Hispanics/Latinos, who represent 16% of the US population. Hispanics/Latinos account for 21% of the 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States. Recently, CDC released two reports showing that HIV prevention strategies among…

HOPWA Formula Modernization Reflects Current HIV Trends

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Director’s Note from Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., Director, HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy: We know that people living with HIV who have unstable housing have poorer health outcomes and are at greater risk for transmitting HIV. I conducted research on this very issue while I was at CDC, and these findings have been…