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CDC Announces Availability of $130 Million to Support Capacity Building Assistance for High-Impact HIV Prevention

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On August 2, 2013 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the competitive availability of fiscal year (FY) 2014 funds to implement funding opportunity announcement (FOA), PS14-1403: Capacity Building Assistance for High-Impact Prevention. This program will support multiple awards to implement capacity building programs that meet or exceed FOA requirements and performance targets….

Webinar: PrEP Initiation and Adherence among Black Men who have Sex with Men (BMSM) in Three U.S. Cities

HIV Prevention Trails Network 073

Please join the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) launch of a Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) study for Black men who have sex with men (BMSM). The new study, HPTN 073, is a demonstration project designed to see if BMSM are willing to use Truvada® for PrEP. Date: Wed, Aug 14, 2013 Time: 2:00 PM EDT Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes…

FDA approves first rapid diagnostic test to detect both HIV-1 antigen and HIV-1/2 antibodies

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first rapid Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) test for the simultaneous detection of HIV-1 p24 antigen as well as antibodies to both HIV-1 and HIV-2 in human serum, plasma, and venous or fingerstick whole blood specimens. Approved for use as an aid in the diagnosis of HIV-1…

Secretary Sebelius Discusses the Importance of the Affordable Care Act in Responding to HIV/AIDS

Sebelius AIDS 2012 Opening Session

In a new video, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius discusses some of the ways the Affordable Care Act is supporting people at risk for or living with HIV. She has previously observed that the law is “one of the most important pieces of legislation in the history of our fight against HIV/AIDS.”…

AIDS Service Center NYC’s New Media Evolution

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Editor’s Note: We invited AIDS Service Center NYC to share how using new media extends the reach of their HIV work. Two staff members shared their unique experiences working with one of the communities most impacted by HIV: young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Ramona’s Story (Director of Prevention Services) As a social…

Coming This Month: Health Insurance Marketplace Trainings

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Two months from today – on October 1, 2013 the online Health Insurance Marketplace will open in every state and the District of Columbia. No matter what state you live in, you’ll be able to use the Marketplace to apply for coverage, compare your options, and enroll. As we get closer to the opening of…

White House Hosts U.S. Observance of World Hepatitis Day

Ronald Valdiserri

This past Sunday, July 28, was World Hepatitis Day. To mark this global observance in the United States, the White House hosted an event on Friday, July 26, 2013 which brought together more than 200 stakeholders from the domestic and global viral hepatitis communities along with representatives of numerous federal agencies to put an important…

Presidential Proclamation — World Hepatitis Day, 2013

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The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 25, 2013 Proclamation — World Hepatitis Day, 2013 WORLD HEPATITIS DAY, 2013 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Each year, we mark World Hepatitis Day to bring attention to a disease…