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Conversations from CROI 2014: CDC’s Dr. Jonathan Mermin

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While at the 2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) this week, I was pleased to sit down with Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director of CDC’s Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). Given that the HIV care continuum has been a topic of significant interest here at the conference, Dr. Mermin…

NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Shares Highlights from CROI 2014 – March 4

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Yesterday, March 4, was the first full day of the 2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  in Boston. Over 4,000 HIV/AIDS research leaders from 85 countries are gathered at the annual scientific meeting discussing their work to understand, prevent, and treat HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases. We’ve invited our colleague Dr. Carl Dieffenbach to…

President Obama to Participate in a Town Hall on Latinos and the Affordable Care Act

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Editor’s Note: Tune in to whitehouse.gov/latinotownhall on Thursday, March 6 at 11:30 am ET to watch the town hall live. This Thursday, March 6, at 11:30 am ET, President Obama will participate in a historic town hall on Latinos and the Affordable Care Act at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The town hall “Tu Salud y La Nueva…

White House Issues Budget Fact Sheets

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The White House Office of Management and Budget has issued a series of fact sheets on key issues for fiscal year 2015. This year, HIV is highlighted in two items within the “Supporting the LGBT Community” budget fact sheet: Expanding Access to HIV/AIDS Treatment, Care, and Prevention Supporting Housing Assistance for People Living with HIV/AIDS Access the full…

HIV/AIDS Medical Practice Guidelines Accessible From Mobile Devices

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Are you a health care provider who needs to quickly access the HIV/AIDS guidelines on your smartphone or tablet? The AIDSinfo mobile site has been upgraded to better meet your needs. A mobile-optimized format of the federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines was released on the AIDSinfo mobile site in September 2013. The enhancement was…

In Case You Missed It!

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Editor’s Note: The deadline for open enrollment for health coverage is March 31st! With the deadline only 28 days, we are reminded of this important message from Magic Johnson. For more information on how to enroll be sure to visit  healthcare.gov.  No one plans to get sick or hurt — I certainly didn’t — but…

President Obama Launches My Brother’s Keeper, His New Initiative to Help Young Men of Color

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This afternoon, in the East Room of the White House, President Obama delivered remarks at the launch event for My Brother’s Keeper – his new initiative aimed at helping young men and boys of color facing tough odds reach their full potential. The initiative will bring together private philanthropies, businesses, governors, mayors, faith leaders, and nonprofit organizations…

NMA Experts Release Recommendations to Address Hepatitis C Among African Americans

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With an estimated 3.2 million Americans chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), and an estimated 75% of them unaware of their infection, the sheer magnitude of the number of persons infected calls the nation to action. Moreover, chronic HCV infection is the most common cause of liver cirrhosis and primary liver cancer, and…