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Great American Smokeout: An Opportunity for Smokers Living with HIV to Improve their Health

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Across the country, many people are preparing to take an important step to improve their health tomorrow (11/15/2012); they are planning to quit smoking. Why tomorrow? It’s the 37th Great American Smokeout . Organized annually by the American Cancer Society , the observance encourages smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit,…

Honoring Veterans Day

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Today is Veterans Day and AIDS.gov salutes both America’s veterans for their service and the work of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA is the nation’s single largest provider of HIV care and an important partner in implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Read more about the VA’s HIV/AIDS program on their website…

Using Your Mobile Phone to Find Health Information: New Data

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Pew Internet & American Life Project released new data  today on using mobile phones to access health information. “One in three cell phone owners (31%) have used their phone to look for health information. In a comparable, national survey conducted two years ago, 17% of cell phone owners had used their phones to look for…

Working to Address HIV/AIDS in Native American Communities

American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

In her statement last week on the observance of National Native American Heritage Month, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius reiterated the Department’s commitment to ensuring the health and well being of all Americans. She highlighted examples of how the Department is working to reduce the health disparities that have burdened American Indians…

Video: Facing AIDS Photo App for World AIDS Day

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Since launching the Facing AIDS mobile app in July, we have taken it on the road to AIDS 2012, the U.S. Conference on AIDS, and the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. The AIDS.gov team has showed hundreds of people how easy it is to Snap. Write. Share. a personalized message/photo with a mobile device….

AIDS 2012 Lessons Continue to Resonate Across U.S.

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The AIDS 2012 conference organizers recently reminded us that many resources from the conference are now available online at the AIDS 2012 website . Whether you were able to in person in Washington, D.C. or not, you will find a wealth of information at your fingertips, including information from many of the sessions such as…

Commentary Discusses “On-the-Ground” Details Necessary to Achieve an AIDS-Free Generation

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World AIDS Day (December 1) is fast approaching and plans are underway both here at AIDS.gov and throughout the HIV/AIDS community to mark this important international health observance, which serves as a key opportunity to raise awareness and renew and invigorate our commitment to ending AIDS. In anticipation of World AIDS Day, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri,…

Alcohol and Liver Health, Resources for Veterans and the Public

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Editor’s note: Today we feature a post from colleagues at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), one of the federal partners working to implement the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis. The Plan includes several actions related to educating healthcare providers and persons living with viral hepatitis about the…