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Social Work and HIV/AIDS

Sanford E. Gaylord

Social workers have always been critical to our nation’s response to HIV. In working to connect newly diagnosed people to HIV care and to help people to stay in care, social workers are now helping to make the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) real. Social workers, like others, also have a role in…

Stakeholder Input Vital to Extension of Viral Hepatitis Action Plan

Daniel Raymond

The recent announcement by Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh that the federal government’s Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis will be renewed for another three years is welcome news, as is the invitation from HHS for stakeholders to offer input on what should be included, expanded, or changed…

Encouraging HIV Testing with Video

Facing AIDS for National HIV Testing Day

Our newest video, “Facing AIDS for National HIV Testing Day,” is a short, shareable video that anyone can use to jump-start a conversation with a loved one, to educate colleagues, to show at a local HIV awareness event, or share on social media. With the approach of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on June 27,…

El video de la cascada de tratamiento de VIH ahora está también disponible en español

La cascada de tratamiento de VIH

Ahora el video de la cascada de tratamiento de VIH también está disponible en español Recientemente compartido un vídeo sobre la cascada de tratamiento del VIH en los Estados Unidos que rápidamente se ha convertido en uno de los videos más vistos en el canal de YouTube AIDS.gov. Estamos encantados de compartir la versión en…

Addressing Potential Discrimination against Health Professions Students with HBV Infection

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The Department of Justice, the Department of Education, and the Department of Health and Human Services sent a joint letter this week to the nation’s medical schools, dental schools, nursing schools, and other health-related schools regarding hepatitis B discrimination. Citing March 2013 settlement agreements that the Justice Department reached with a medical school and a…

CDC Recommends PrEP for Injection Drug Users

Jonathan Mermin

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today published in the weekly Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report interim guidance for the use of Preexposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for the prevention of HIV infection among Injecting Drug Users (IDUs). Results from a randomized controlled trial in Bangkok, Thailand, of a daily oral dose of 300 mg…

Study finds first evidence that PrEP can reduce HIV risk among people who inject drugs

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Daily HIV medications now proven to prevent HIV among all groups at high risk A daily dose of a medication used to treat HIV infection reduced the risk of HIV acquisition among people who inject drugs by 49 percent. Those who took the medication most consistently had even higher levels of protection, according to a…

Increasing Flexibility for Ryan White Grantees Making 75/25 Core Medical Services Waiver Requests

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Last week, HRSA published a Final Notice in the Federal Register, and invited comments, amending the uniform standards for requesting a core medical services waiver for fiscal year (FY) 2014 and beyond. This revision provides Ryan White grantees more flexibility in the timeframe for applying for waivers. The change in the standards will allow grantees…