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Starting antiretroviral treatment early improves outcomes for HIV-infected individuals

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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 NIH-funded trial results likely will impact global treatment guidelines A major international randomized clinical trial has found that HIV-infected individuals have a considerably lower risk of developing AIDS or other serious illnesses if they start taking antiretroviral drugs sooner, when their CD4+ T-cell count—a key measure of immune…

2013 Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Report

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Viral Hepatitis has released the 2013 Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Report, which provides data on hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the United States. Surveillance data are used to better understand trends in the number of persons becoming newly…

National Hepatitis Testing Day: Ask the Expert, Corinna Dan

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National Hepatitis Testing Day in the United States is part of an educational initiative of CDC’s Division of  Viral Hepatitis and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Combating the Silent Epidemic of Viral Hepatitis: Action Plan for the Prevention, Care & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis, Updated 2014-2016 . Corinna Dan, R.N., M.P.H., is…

Coverage to Care: No Longer Fighting Depression Alone

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May 12, 2015: Andrea Jahen, 24, Austin, Texas I spent the last 10 years fighting depression, virtually on my own. As a part-time waitress and college student, I couldn’t afford health insurance to get the care I needed. Some days, I couldn’t get out of bed. I had a sense of despair–but I’m so glad I…

Increasing Hepatitis B Awareness and Testing Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

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An estimated 1 in 12 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV); however, two-thirds are not aware of their infection. As we near the end of May’s observance of both Hepatitis Awareness Month and Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, I want to underscore the importance of addressing hepatitis B infection…

HUD AWARDS $29 MILLION TO 25 LOCAL HIV-AIDS HOUSING PROGRAMS

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Editor’s Note: This statement was released by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on May 19, 2015. HUD No. 15-059 April A. Brown (202) 708-0685 HUD AWARDS $29 MILLION TO 25 LOCAL HIV-AIDS HOUSING PROGRAMS Funding supports stable housing for individuals and families at risk for homelessness WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department…

Past, Present, and Future: Using Digital Tools to Promote National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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Each national HIV/AIDS observance provides a chance to look at how we are communicating about where we stand in our national response to the HIV epidemic. Today, on National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we look at relevant social media tools from the past and present—and we look to the future of our…

Introducing @POTUS: President Obama’s Twitter Account

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Editor’s Note: This blog has been cross-posted from The White House Blog, which on May 18 announced the launch of President Obama’s Twitter account: @POTUS. Today, with a tweet from the Oval Office, President Obama launched @POTUS , the official Twitter account of the President of the United States. The @POTUS  Twitter account will serve…