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Updates on National HIV/AIDS Strategy and Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Shared with Primary Care and HIV Providers

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Panel at Health HIV Conference

Along with several federal colleagues, I had the opportunity late last month to discuss the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and the Action Plan for the Prevention Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan) during a panel presentation at a national healthcare conference. We shared highlights of our efforts to coordinate activities as we implement…

A Day to Act on HIV and Viral Hepatitis in the Asian and Pacific Islander Community

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Dr. Koh

Tomorrow (May 19) our Nation marks the eighth annual National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and the first–ever National Hepatitis Testing Day. Both observances represent “calls to action” for the country and hold special meaning for me. As an Asian American physician, I have cared for many individuals living with HIV and/or hepatitis….

General Information Guide Now Available to Help You Navigate AIDS 2012

AIDS 2012 Badge

With over 20,000 participants and more than 250 sessions, you may be starting to wonder how you will navigate AIDS 2012. This week, conference organizers released the General Information Guide  to help you with your planning. The Guide contains a wealth of practical information, including details about on-site registration and check-in, a convention center map,…

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day: Moving toward a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day: May 18th

Tomorrow (May 18th) is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD).  This annual observance is a day for education about the importance of preventive HIV vaccine research. And, on this day, we pause to recognize and thank the thousands of volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists who are working together to find a safe and effective…

HRSA Seeks Public Input on Ryan White Reauthorization

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Ronald Valdiserri

As part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) efforts to plan for the 2013 reauthorization of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has launched a number of activities to collect ideas from stakeholders that will inform our policy deliberations. The Ryan White Program is the largest…

Digital Storytelling: A Community Tool to End HIV Stigma

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All the Truly Important Things - Digital Storytelling

At AIDS.gov we’ve been thinking a lot about the power of storytelling. In the HIV community, everyone has a story to bring to the table, and more people are sharing theirs with new media. Many tools are available to help to facilitate storytelling and have conversations around HIV. One example of a tool used to…

May 19 Is Hepatitis Testing Day

Hepatitis C Poster

During May’s annual observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month, May 19th will be recognized as the first-ever Hepatitis Testing Day in the United States. The Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan) called for the establishment of this national testing day as one of the important actions to be taken…

Interested in Hosting an AIDS 2012 HUB? Help is Available.

AIDS2012 Hub in a Box

More than 20,000. That’s the number of delegates that are expected to attend AIDS 2012. According to organizers, the conference received 11,715 abstracts from scientists around the world seeking to showcase their research at the conference. That is a 15% increase from the 2010 conference in Vienna, Austria. After a rigorous peer review process, the…