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NIH Funding Opportunity for Drug Abuse Prevention Research Holds Potential for Addressing Viral Hepatitis

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of NIH, has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for research that will increase understanding of the science of drug use prevention within diverse populations and settings. Given the high prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among persons who inject drugs (PWID), this research also holds…

NIH-led study to assess community-based hepatitis C treatment in Washington, D.C.

Officials from the National Institutes of Health and the city of Washington, D.C., launched a clinical trial to examine whether primary care physicians and other health care providers, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, can use a new antiviral therapy as effectively as specialist physicians to treat people with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection….

Affordable Care Act Covers Preventive Health Services for Women

During this week of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we are reminded that thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), most insurance plans are now required to cover many preventive services for women without charging a co-pay or other fees. This includes several services helpful in our national responses to HIV and viral…

Breaking Down Stigma—I Care About HIV/AIDS

Editor’s Note: For National Women and Girls Day, March 10th Gail T. Crockett , the Director of Strategic Supply Chain at McDonald’s Corporation, produced the following blog as part of the AIDS United Shero Series – Highlighting Women Making a Difference in the Field.   I am not HIV positive. But I care. In fact, I think…

Nationwide nearly 11.7 million consumers are enrolled in 2015 Health Insurance Marketplace coverage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 2015 Contact: HHS Press Office 202-690-6343 More than 4.1 million young people selected a plan or were re-enrolled; nearly 7.7 million people with plan selections in HealthCare.gov states qualify for an average tax credit of $263 per month Nationwide, nearly 11.7 million consumers selected or were automatically re-enrolled in quality,…

African American Women Should #TakeChargeandTest this National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Every March 10, CDC joins millions across the country to observe National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This special day is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health and is intended to heighten awareness of the steps all women can take to protect themselves and their partners…

Stepping out of the Shadows, Together for Women and Girls

Today, the Office of National AIDS Policy, Office of the Vice President, and the White House Council on Women and Girls commemorate the 10th observance of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Along with other Federal, national and community organizations and advocates, today we celebrate our accomplishments to date in improving the lives of…

Evolving our social media strategy to reach women and their families

In March 2012,  I shared Iris House’s social media strategy. We are a community-based organization that provides comprehensive services and advocacy for women, families, and communities impacted by HIV/AIDS. As we commemorate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, I want to take this opportunity to share with you how our strategy has evolved over…