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Latino Community Rallies to Generate Awareness of Viral Hepatitis

Bethsy Morales-Reid

During May’s observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month, we also mark National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day (NHHAD). Both of these events highlight the importance of strengthening efforts to address hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among Latinos. NHHAD is a national community mobilization and social marketing campaign that unites the Hispanic/Latino community in efforts to raise awareness…

Navigating HIV Care: Using Navigators, Linkage Specialists & Community Health Care Workers to Improve Health Outcomes Webinar

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On Thursday, May 23, the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS & Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) working with the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance (HIV PJA) will convene a webinar to discuss how HIV care navigation can improve health equity and decrease disparities by addressing barriers to care. The title of the webinar is Navigating HIV Care: Using…

Landmark Steps to Liberate Open Data

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Editor’s note: Yesterday, the White House issued an Executive Order and an accompanying Open Data Policy, as well as a series of complementary actions. According to the press statement, “The Executive Order requires that, going forward, data generated by the government be made available in open, machine-readable formats, while appropriately safeguarding privacy, confidentiality, and security.” We encourage you to read…

Eliminating Perinatal Transmission of Hepatitis B: More Than Just a Test

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This Sunday we will observe Mother’s Day and celebrate mothers across the nation. May is also Hepatitis Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about viral hepatitis and to highlight opportunities to address this ‘silent epidemic’, such as redoubling our efforts to provide quality health care to mothers with chronic hepatitis B infection and help…

May Is Hepatitis Awareness Month

Hepatitis Awareness Month

May 1 marks the start of the month-long observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month. The observance is an important element of government-wide efforts to raise awareness about viral hepatitis and decrease health disparities by educating communities about the benefits of viral hepatitis prevention, testing, care, and treatment. Throughout the month of May, HHS and our partners who…

New USPSTF HIV Testing Recommendation Paves the Way for Increased Testing and Timely HIV Diagnosis in the U.S.

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This week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a new Recommendation Statement on screening for HIV, giving a “Grade A” recommendation for routine HIV screening for all people aged 15 to 65, as well as younger adolescents and older adults who are at an increased risk for HIV infection. It also gave a…

Ryan White Program Addressing Coinfection with Viral Hepatitis

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For many years the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) has worked to increase access to hepatitis C treatment for HIV-infected patients in Ryan White-funded programs. This attention is warranted given that, according to the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis, an estimated 33% of persons living…

A Simpler Way to Apply for Health Care

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Today, we take one more step toward meeting the promise of helping millions of Americans access quality, affordable health coverage. We have finalized the application you can complete later this year to learn what health insurance programs you are eligible for and the discounts to help pay for it. Starting in October, it will be…