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This year’s World AIDS Day observance on December 1 is the 25th commemoration of the opportunity to bring attention to the impact of the HIV epidemic. We at AIDS.gov know some event planners may not focus year round on HIV awareness, yet want to plan an activity for December 1. With this in mind, and building…

Improving Health Outcomes for Racial/Ethnic Minorities Is Key Focus of FY13 Awards by Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund

Ronald Valdiserri

Consistent with the President’s request to sharpen our focus on improving outcomes along the HIV care continuum as we pursue the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) awards made by the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) funded a number of initiatives designed to do just that. A total of…

Viral Hepatitis Action Plan 2012 Progress Report Released

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In a new report, partners from across the U.S. government have shared an update on progress made during 2012 in implementing the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis. This is our second such progress report; a report on the first year of implementing the Action Plan was published last October….

#FacingAIDS 2013: Write. Snap. Share.

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For the sixth year, AIDS.gov is hosting the Facing AIDS photo sharing project. We would like to thank everyone who has participated over the years. Through your participation, you have helped to commemorate World AIDS Day (December 1) by bringing awareness to the effects of HIV stigma and encouraging HIV testing. We invite YOU to participate…

25th Observance of World AIDS Day Approaching

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Ronald Valdiserri

In just a few weeks, we will commemorate the 25th annual observance of World AIDS Day. Preparations for this milestone observance are underway here at the Department of Health and Human Services as well as at other U.S. government agencies that are partners in the domestic and global response to HIV/AIDS. This year we are…

HealthCare.gov: An Update on Progress

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Today, Jeff Zients offered an update on our efforts to improve HealthCare.gov. In Jeff’s own words – “This was a week where we made progress, and also ran into some roadblocks that slowed us down. The focus is on working through our punch list, one by one. Our bottom line continues to be that we…

Clearing up the Facts

Kathleen Sebelius

There has been a lot of confusion about some recent notices to consumers from insurance companies that sell coverage in the individual insurance market, and I’d like to clear up the facts. Today, more than 3 out of every 4 Americans get insurance from an employer, Medicare, Medicaid, or the Veterans Benefits Administration. Americans who…

Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators Convene in DC

Drs. Ron Valdiserri, Ellie McCance-Katz, and John Ward dicussing federal viral hepatitis initiatives with Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators from across the country.

Last week I had the opportunity to discuss the federal response to viral hepatitis with some of our key allies in the states: the CDC-funded Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators who had assembled in Washington, DC for the third National Hepatitis Technical Assistance meeting organized and hosted by the National Alliance of State and Territorial…