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Medicare & Medicaid: Keeping Americans Healthy for 50 Years – Digital Tools Update & More!

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This week, on July 30, 2015, our Nation will mark the 50th anniversary of the Medicaid and Medicare programs. For 50 years, these programs have been protecting the health and well-being of millions of Americans, saving lives, and improving the economic security of our nation. The HIV community joins in honoring the 50th anniversary of…

July 30 Live stream: White House – Release Update – National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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On Thursday, July 30, 2015, the White House and AIDS.gov will live stream the release of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 during an all-day event in Atlanta, Georgia. You will be able to view the live stream on the AIDS.gov homepage from 10:00 a.m.­ – 4:30 p.m. (EDT). In the meantime, you can…

HRSA Launches Viral Hepatitis Resource Page for Health Centers

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During May’s observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) launched a new viral hepatitis resource page designed to support health centers’ viral hepatitis prevention and care services. The new web page, Hepatitis: Action Steps and Guidelines for Health Centers, supports viral hepatitis clinical quality improvement among the nation’s nearly 1,300…

5 questions about dental coverage in the Marketplace

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You’ve got questions; we’ve got answers. Read these 5 questions to learn more about dental coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace. 1. Can I get dental coverage through the Marketplace? In the Marketplace, dental coverage is included in some health plans. You can also get a stand-alone plan and pay a separate premium. 2. How…

HIV Vaccine and Cure Research Highlights from IAS 2015

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Image Shows: (WEPL01) Co-chair: Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, South Africa"

As the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) came to a close in Vancouver, Canada, we spoke one last time by Skype with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), to learn about some of the…

PrEP and Additional Benefits of HIV Treatment Among Science Highlights from IAS 2015

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Vancouver, Canada.
Copyright: Marcus Rose/IAS
Image Shows: (WEPL01) Co-chair: Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, South Africa"

More HIV research findings were shared yesterday as the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) continued in Vancouver, Canada. 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), to learn about some of…

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…