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CDC and NIH Share PrEP Research at IAS 2015

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New findings on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) from both CDC and NIH were among the HIV research findings shared on July 21 at the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) in Vancouver, Canada.  Below are highlights of some of the information they have shared. CDC Study Finds High Adherence…

NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Shares Highlights as IAS 2015 Begins

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After the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) got underway in Vancouver, Canada yesterday, July 20, we spoke by Skype with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). He shared some highlights from the first full…

5 digital tools to share the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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In 2010, President Obama launched the first National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) – a 5-year road map that has mobilized a collective response to HIV in the United States. On July 30, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) will release the next 5-year update to the Strategy. Since the original release, more Americans…

The Importance of Integrating HIV and Addiction Treatment

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Great progress has been made in reducing the number of new HIV infections and transforming the disease into a manageable and livable condition, but we still have some way to go to achieve an AIDS-free world. Injection drug use is still creating new, local epidemics, and the ways substance use disorders and HIV are intertwined…

Viewing Session – National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020

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In 2010, President Obama released the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) that has truly impacted every HIV policy and program in the United States.  It is remarkable how over the ensuing years, the vast majority of persons working on HIV-related issues have referred back to the NHAS priorities when planning their next, local steps…

Coming July 30: White House’s Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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On July 30, 2015, the White House will release the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia. Watch and share this short video. Mark your calendars to watch the live stream on AIDS.gov starting at 10 a.m. EDT. Stay tuned for more details.

Join the HHS World Hepatitis Day Observance on Tuesday, July 28

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This July 28th marks the 6th annual World Hepatitis Day (WHD), an opportunity to raise awareness about viral hepatitis and come together to share our successes and strategize about our challenges. Importantly, WHD provides a platform to mobilize greater support for our continued work toward better surveillance and prevention programs and improved access to diagnosis…

CMS Office of Minority Health Releases Updated Index of Marketplace, Medicare and Medicaid Resources in Multiple Languages

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) has released an updated Index of CMS Resources by Language [PDF 2.9MB]. This resource provides English and non-English speakers access to information about the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare and Medicaid in 19 different languages. Each language includes key messages, public service announcements (PSAs),…