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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Final Recommendation Statement on Screening for HIV

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 30, 2013 – The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) today released its final recommendation statement on screening for HIV. The Task Force recommends that clinicians screen all people aged 15 to 65, as well as younger adolescents and older adults who are at an increased risk for HIV infection….

STD Prevention, Screening, and Treatment Helps Prevent HIV Transmission and Ensure Health of People Living with HIV

STD Awareness Month

April is STD Awareness Month, an opportunity for all of us in the HIV prevention, treatment, and care arena to be reminded of—and educate others about—the vital role that sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention, testing, and treatment play in comprehensive programs to prevent and treat HIV. Simply stated, having an untreated STD increases the risk…

White House to Host Baltimore Meeting

National HIV/AIDS Strategy: More Information

As we posted last week, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) has been hosting a series of regional meetings to discuss implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This blog post from Grant Colfax, ONAP Director, provides information on those meetings. The next meeting will take…

Minority Health Determines the Health of the Nation

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April is National Minority Health Month, and one of the most important health issues for minorities that we can highlight for this month is HIV. The estimated lifetime risk for a diagnosis of HIV infection is a key measure of the disparities that exist for this disease in the United States. CDC estimates that were…

In the Know: Social Media for Public Health—Facebook & Image Sharing

Melissa Beaupierre

“In the Know: Facebook and Image Sharing for Public Health” is a live webcast exploring how image-based social media channels–including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Flickr–can be used effectively for public health impact. This webcast is sponsored by CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) and is the fourth in a series of six and will feature…

PACHA Passes Two Spirit and Transgender Resolutions and Discusses the Stigma Index

Ejay Jack

The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) met in Washington, D.C. on February 7 – 8, 2013 to discuss a range of issues that impact the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The presentations also included the following topics: understanding the epidemic in the transgender and Two Spirit communities; the criminalization of HIV/AIDS, high impact prevention; and the Stigma Index…

Courage, Strength, Resilience: Women Fight AIDS

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On Monday, I attended the launch of EMPOWERED, Alicia Keys’ new campaign  with Greater than AIDS to reach and inform women about HIV/AIDS, at an event hosted by the Kaiser Family Foundation. This is the second event that Alicia Keys and I have attended at Kaiser within the last year, both focused on ending AIDS. The…

White House To Host a Meeting on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the Affordable Care Act in Baltimore

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On Monday, April 29, 2013, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) will host the fourth in a series of regional meetings on the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). That meeting will take place in the auditorium at the Vollmer Center at Cylburn Arboretum , 4915 Greenspring Avenue, in Baltimore, Maryland. The…