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Viral Hepatitis Issues Examined at 2014 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting

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Hepatitis B and C were among the important public health issues examined at the recent annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) . The annual meeting, held November 14-19, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana, is one of the nation’s largest gatherings of public health professionals, including clinicians, researchers, policy makers, students, and others committed…

Brooks and Valdiserri Video Messages

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We know that the last week of the year is a time when many people are away from work, or are taking a break from new/social media. So—in case you missed them—we want to call your attention to two videos we believe lay vital groundwork for HIV and viral hepatitis-related work in 2015. Dr. Ronald…

New Tools to Help Track Health Insurance Enrollment and Renewal for People Living with HIV

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New tools from the HRSA/HAB-supported Affordable Care Enrollment TA Center (ACE TA Center ) are available to help support people living with HIV in enrolling in health insurance, using their benefits, and staying enrolled. Designed to support Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients, the Enrollment Tracking Worksheet  and Checklists  track where clients are in the enrollment and…

#GetCovered: Make a New Year’s Resolution for 2015

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Whether it’s going to be your new year’s resolution, or something you’ve already made a commitment to – make health your priority in 2015. Don’t wait to follow through on your New Year’s resolution! Take the first step by visiting HealthCare.gov to review your options for 2015 coverage. If you sign up between now and January…

Your Federal Workforce Cares

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Editor’s Note: As 2014 comes to an end, we continue to reflect on personal perspectives. The below video features voices from federal staff on their commitment to HIV/AIDS On the first day of the 2014 U.S. Conference of AIDS (USCA), Dr. Laura Cheever, head of the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau, and other federal agency leaders came together for a…

We Need Every Tool to End HIV

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Editor’s Note: As we reflect on personal perspectives from 2014,  we would like to share this blog that has been cross-posted from Advocate.com . For more information on PrEP, visit AIDS.gov. HIV-negative gay men have a responsibility to use every tool at their disposal, including PrEP, to stay negative. I’m a PrEPer. I am HIV-negative, but I am taking an…

A Personal Perspective from Dr. Timothy Harrison

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Editor’s Note: As we near the end of 2014, we reflect on some of the  personal perspectives we have shared throughout the year. Today, we want to share with you Dr. Timothy Harrison’s personal story and his commitment to working to reduce the disparities across the HIV care continuum.  Many of our colleagues in the…

Looking Ahead to 2015

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As 2014 comes to a close and we prepare to celebrate the potential of the new year, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, shares his thoughts on the year ahead in this video message. Dr. Valdiserri, who leads efforts to implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan,…