HIV Policy & Programs

New USPSTF Recommendation on Hepatitis B Screening for People at High-Risk

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On Monday, May 26th, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force)  published its final recommendation statement on screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in individuals at high risk. This recommendation includes adults and adolescents who are not pregnant and who have not been vaccinated, as well as other individuals at high risk for…

NIDA 2014 Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS Research

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This week, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, announced the 2014 Avant-Garde Awards for HIV/AIDS research. According to a NIDA press release, the awards offer hope in battling HIV infection and improving long-term outcomes in HIV-infected drug users. With proposals ranging from enhancing the immune system’s ability…

AIDS Drug Assistance Programs Support New ACA Coverage Options for Thousands of People Living with HIV


State Health Departments Navigate ACA Enrollment Challenges While Strengthening Insurance Purchasing Infrastructure and Addressing Unmet Need Washington, DC – This week, the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)  released new data  [PDF 150 KB] emphasizing the essential role the Ryan White Program, specifically the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), plays for people living with HIV (PLWH), including those…

CDC Launches New Campaign – Start Talking. Stop HIV. – For Gay and Bisexual Men

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Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launches the latest communication campaign under its Act Against AIDS initiative – Start Talking. Stop HIV. This new national HIV prevention campaign is the result of input from more than 500 gay and bisexual men from various racial and ethnic groups, ages, and geographic areas across…

Using Technology to Support HIV Testing and Medication Adherence: Lessons from Oregon

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For people who engage in ongoing risk behaviors, knowing your status means testing regularly. And for people living with HIV, keeping the virus under control means taking medications every day. We all want to be healthy, but remembering and following a health routine can be a challenge. That’s why the Oregon Health Authority partnered with YTH…

Introducing a Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Stakeholders’ Workbook


We’ve found it exciting to see the variety of activities in observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month being organized by our federal partners as well as many important nonfederal stakeholders, including health departments, community-based organizations, patient advocacy organizations, and others. (Find activities taking place near you using this page from CDC.) “Sustaining – and expanding still…

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

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Watch NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., discuss current HIV vaccine research approaches. Developing a safe and sufficiently effective HIV vaccine is essential if we are to achieve a timely and durable end to the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. The path to an HIV vaccine has not been—and will not be—an easy one. In the 27…

Public Health Grand Rounds Focuses on PrEP for HIV Prevention

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The Public Health Grand Rounds, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will explore the science base for using oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as a tool to prevent the transmission of HIV, on Tuesday, May 20, at 1:00pm ET. The Grand Rounds is available by live webcast and on Twitter using the…