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Watch: White House Event—HIV & Violence against Women and Girls – March 10th

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On Tuesday, March 10, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President and the White House Council on Women and Girls, will host a special event to commemorate the annual observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). In 2012, President Obama issued a…

Digital resources for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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  We are 5 days away from the 10th National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NWGHAAD. This annual March 10th observance aims to reduce stigma, share resources, and empower women and girls to learn the importance of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment. Digital storytelling is an effective way to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS. Watch…

SAMHSA Announces Funding Opportunity: Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Services for At-Risk Minority Youth and Young Adults

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A new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will support substance abuse and HIV prevention services for at-risk racial/ethnic minority youth and young adults. Eligible applicants are community-level domestic public and private nonprofit entities, tribes, and tribal organizations. Applications are due April 23, 2015. A brief synopsis…

Black Voices: Youth-Focused Digital Outreach with Greater Than AIDS

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#SpeakOutHIV  is an LGBTQ youth-focused campaign from Greater Than AIDS  that emphasizes conversations around relationships, healthcare, and community; it’s a dialogue geared toward eradicating stigma, and it’s driven by the power of digital stories and social media platforms such as YouTube , Facebook , and Twitter . This campaign is so important because between 2008-2010, the U.S. Centers…

CMS Announces Special Enrollment Period for Tax Season

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a special enrollment period for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014 taxes in states which use Federally-facilitated Marketplaces. This special enrollment period will allow those…

Conversations from CROI 2015: CDC’s Dr. John Ward on Hepatitis C

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i Hepatitis C was in the spotlight last week at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections  (CROI) in Seattle. So Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, spoke with Dr. John Ward, Director of CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis about some of the key science findings being discussed as well as…

The HIV Test at 30: More Essential Than Ever

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Early in the AIDS epidemic, there was so much we didn’t know — what caused the disease, how it was spread or how to treat it. But, once scientists were able to isolate and establish a virus — HIV — as the cause of AIDS, that all began to change. For one thing, knowing what…

In case you missed it: Two Video Interviews from CROI 2015

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Editor’s Note: Earlier this week at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2015), we released 2 video interviews by ​Dr. Ron Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases. The first video was an interview with Dr. Jonathon Mermin, Director of CDC’s National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. The second was an…