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Acting HHS Assistant Secretary for Health: Statement on National Minority Health Month

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Contact: OASH Press Office 202-205-0143 ashmedia@hhs.gov This April, as a nation we commemorate National Minority Health Month with a focus on how we are working to accelerate health equity for the nation. During National Minority Health Month 2016, we will mark the 30th anniversary of the HHS Office of Minority Health to highlight Administration and HHS…

HIV/AIDS Bureau Seeks User Input on Web Site Redesign

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The Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) invites you to take a 10-15 minute online survey that will help the Bureau understand how best to organize and improve the HAB website and make it more useful for its users. This is part of the process to develop an improved HAB website that delivers…

New Federal Actions to Address HIV in the Transgender Community

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Transgender communities in the United States are among the groups at highest risk for HIV infection. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) observes that, historically, our efforts focused on this population have been limited, but that the federal government has made strides in improving our response since 2010. Urging that we remain vigilant in increasing knowledge…

Report Concludes Elimination of Hepatitis B & C in U.S. Feasible

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Yesterday the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released Eliminating the Public Health Problem of Hepatitis B and C in the United States: Phase One Report , which affirms that it would be possible to eliminate hepatitis in the U.S. with the right resources, commitment, and strategy. Importantly, the report also concluded that in the…

Learn: National CLAS Standards fundamentals (webinar)

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health recently hosted the first webinar in a series on the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care, also known as the National CLAS Standards. In case you missed it: Watch the recorded National CLAS Standards webinar here What…

April 18: Inaugural National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD)

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Transgender communities in the United States are among the groups at highest risk for HIV infection. Many of us in the transgender (trans) community have been dismayed by the continued impact of HIV and AIDS on our trans sisters and brothers. We have worked hard to address the epidemic from within—with the limited resources we’ve…

Using our National HIV/AIDS Strategy to Prevent HIV among Our Nation’s Youth

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Summary: Ahead of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Dr. Lansky recognizes the HIV disparities facing youth and actions to improve them. Last week, I attended the National Rx Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, which drew a crowd of nearly 2,000 policymakers, researchers, advocates, parents, and persons in recovery. The widespread abuse of prescription drugs,…

4 Things You’d Say To Your Younger (Positive or not) Self

Deondre Moore

I was 19 years old when I was diagnosed and so I have been living (and thriving) with HIV for two years. I’m a Greater Than AIDS   Ambassador, a NMAC Youth Scholar, and now a blogger for AIDS.gov. Since I’m young and this Sunday is National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, I decided to reach out…