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USCA 2014: Opening Day

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Just days ago, a few miles north of the site of USCA 2014 in San Diego, the city held its annual AIDS Walk, an event first convened over a quarter century ago by individuals who pulled together to figure out how to apply compassion to crisis. Highlights: ASO Adjusts to Change – An RSR Reporting…

USCA 2014: Spotlight on HIV in Latino Communities

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The U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA)  got underway in San Diego yesterday and members of the AIDS.gov team are among the participants. In the coming days, we’ll be sharing some highlights from the conference for those of our readers who are not able to attend. In its 18th year, USCA is the largest AIDS-related gathering in the…

From the Desk of the Secretary: The Affordable Care Act Is Working

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On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to talk about the Affordable Care Act  at the Brookings Institution. When it comes to the Affordable Care Act, it’s our belief that the three most important measures are affordability, access, and quality – and that when you consider the law through this lens, the evidence points to a clear conclusion:…

Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund Supports 34 Initiatives

The Fiscal Year 2014 (FY’14) allocation of the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) has been completed and I am pleased to share highlights with you. A total approximating $49.3 million was awarded to support 34 initiatives across 11 HHS Operating Divisions (OpDivs) and Staff Offices, including two cross-agency, multi-year demonstration projects. The awards fund…

Corinna Dan Reflects on Her Commitment to Fighting Viral Hepatitis and Introduces Viral Hepatitis Action Plan

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Many of our colleagues in the HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis fields have both personal and professional commitments to their work, formed by diverse life experiences that continue to inspire them. Recently, we visited with our colleague Ms. Corinna Dan, R.N., M.P.H., who serves as Viral Hepatitis Policy Advisor in the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and…

National Recovery Month: An Opportunity to Integrate Behavioral Health and Hepatitis C Prevention

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Every year in September, we recognize National Recovery Month. Now in its 25th year, Recovery Month highlights how prevention and treatment of and recovery from mental and substance use disorders benefit individuals and our communities. This year’s theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out.” “Recovery Month reminds us that our year-round…

CDC and HRSA Announce Funding Opportunities for HIV Prevention and Care

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Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced funding opportunities for HIV services that may be of interest to readers of the AIDS.gov blog. CDC Funding for High Impact HIV Prevention Programs for CBOs: Deadline November 14 CDC announced the availability of fiscal year 2015 funds…

A Prescription for Ending the HIV Epidemic

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Antiretroviral treatment can enable HIV-infected Americans to avoid the debilitating illnesses and premature death once nearly inescapable for people with the infection. Research has shown that, when taken consistently, these medications also greatly reduce transmission of the virus to others. In other words, if everyone in the United States who is infected with HIV took antiretroviral therapy…