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Throwback Thursday: Talking to My Doctor about PrEP

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Editor’s Note: National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was observed earlier this week, and promotional materials for the day included information on PrEP. This post is a follow-up to one from 2014, giving one individual’s personal perspective on PrEP. Here is an update to that conversation. In August 1999, I wrote an article  [PDF 63.4…

CDC Supports New WHO Early Release HIV Treatment and PrEP Guidelines

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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Contact: Media Relations, Office of Communication (404) 639-3286 CDC welcomes today’s announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO) of new Early Release HIV Treatment and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) guidelines that will significantly increase the number of people eligible for life-saving anti-retroviral treatment (ART) and expand access to a powerful…

HHS announces $685 million to support clinicians delivering high quality, patient-centered care

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $685 million in awards to 39 national and regional health care networks and supporting organizations to help equip more than 140,000 clinicians with the tools and support needed to improve quality of care, increase patients’ access to information, and reduce costs. The Transforming Clinical Practice…

HCV Current Initiative: Addressing the National Epidemics of Prescription Opioid misuse and Hepatitis C through Unique Partnerships

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Recently, there has been a spotlight on America’s prescription opioid misuse and overdose epidemics.  However, too often, people remain unaware of the related hepatitis C virus (HCV) epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported an estimated 150% increase in new HCV infections from 2010 to 2013 and, further, that most of the…

PACHA Seeks Nominations

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking nominations of qualified individuals to be considered for appointment as members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). All nominations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) on October 9, 2015. The PACHA is a federal advisory committee within HHS. It…

Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on New PEPFAR Targets

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We are at a pivotal moment in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Globally, both new HIV infections and AIDS related deaths are down by more than 40 percent since their peak. This Administration has invested nearly $50 billion through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to achieve an AIDS-free generation, building on the…

Digital Storytelling on National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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When the first Federal report of what would come to be known as AIDS emerged in 1981, none of the new media tools we use today were available. At that time, you got your news from a printed newspaper or from one of three network television news shows–and the information you got depended on whether…

For gay and bisexual men, a year of excitement could lead to a decade of progress

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Editor’s Note: For National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have created several tools and resources, including the following blog.  Every year on September 27th, National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the HIV/AIDS community comes together to raise awareness, recommit to action, and take stock of the progress achieved…