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World AIDS Day 2015: The Time to Act Is Now

The White House

Summary: The U.S. government theme for World AIDS Day 2015 will be “The Time to Act Is Now” We are pleased to announce the theme for World AIDS Day 2015: The Time to Act Is Now. There is no better time than World AIDS Day to recommit ourselves to achieving an AIDS-free generation. This year,…

Round-Up: 2016 Open Enrollment Begins and Other ACA News

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Over the past week, there have been several important developments with the Affordable Care Act. Montana Becomes the 30th State to Expand Medicaid Secretary Burwell announces that Montana opts to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, bringing much-needed access to health care coverage to low-income Montanans. Open Enrollment for 2016 Marketplace Coverage Began November…

Data Provide Insight to Improve Adolescents’ Health

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Young adults face the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States. Here are the eye-opening facts: Young adults aged 15 to 24 account for half of the 20 million new STDs that occur in the U.S. each year. [PDF 1,604 KB] As compared to other groups, women aged 15 to 24…

Preparing for World AIDS Day 2015: Video Message from Dr. Ron Valdiserri

Ronald Valdiserri

As the HIV community here in the U.S. and around the globe prepares to commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1, we are pleased to share this video message from Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases and Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy for the U.S. Department of…

Use of Social Media to Improve Engagement, Retention, and Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum

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Background: This SPNS initiative will implement and evaluate innovative social media methods to identify, link, and retain HIV positive underserved, underinsured, hard-to-reach youth and young adults (ages 13-34) in HIV primary care and supportive services. These methods include system approaches utilizing a variety of social media, internet and mobile-based technologies to improve engagement and retention…

We’re Here to Help

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Open Enrollment to sign up for affordable, quality health coverage at HealthCare.gov begins today. Signing up for health insurance is an important decision and we want you to feel confident that you’ve picked the right plan for 2016. The good news is, if you have questions about signing up, there are a number of ways…

Hepatitis C in Corrections – A New Resource for Incarcerated People

Rich Feffer, Correctional Health Programs Manager, Hepatitis Education Project

A disproportionate number of people with hepatitis C (HCV) in the U.S. are or have been inmates in jails and prisons. Correctional settings therefore present significant opportunities to provide hepatitis prevention, testing, care, and treatment interventions. To help incarcerated people understand HCV, the National Hepatitis Corrections Network (NHCN)  has introduced a new resource to assist…

Hepatitis C Initiative in Ryan White Clinics—Findings from a Special Program of National Significance

HRSA - HAB - logo - Oct 2015

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) presented findings and lessons from a four-year demonstration project that supported 29 organizations implementing focused interventions designed to increase access to and completion of hepatitis C (HCV) treatment for people also living with HIV at ID Week, a leading forum for sharing infectious disease research and practice. The…