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Black Voices Bloggers on National HIV Testing Day and Social Media

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June 27th is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) and the theme for this year is “Take the Test. Take Control”. In recognition of this observance day, our Black Voices series bloggers answer the question why NHTD is important to them and what is one thing people (or organizations) can do to promote NHTD. Here is…

Increasing Access to HIV Testing and Linkage to Care Webcast

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Please join the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for a webcast on Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.(Eastern). The “Increasing Access to HIV Testing and Linkage to Care” webcast will promote National HIV Testing Day, which encourages people of all ages to “Take the Test, Take Control.” In this session, panelists will discuss what’s new in HIV…

Sexual Health Resources Available for STD Awareness Month

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April is STD Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise public awareness about the impact of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) on the lives of Americans and the importance of preventing, testing for, and treating STDs. There is a strong connection between STDs and HIV, as the behaviors and circumstances that put people at risk for…

STD Prevention is a part of HIV Prevention: STD Awareness Month

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April marks the annual observance of STD Awareness Month. And for this month, I’d like to focus on the link between STD prevention and HIV prevention. CDC has been invested in exploring the intersection of HIV and other STDs. Every year, 20 million new STDs occur including 50,000 new HIV infections. We know that people…

AIDSinfo Releases New, Redesigned HIV/AIDS Fact Sheets

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AIDSinfo has released new, redesigned fact sheets on a variety of HIV/AIDS topics. Our fact sheets are written in easy-to-read language and are meant to complement the federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines. They are an excellent patient education resource for people with HIV, their family and friends, and anyone who wants to learn more…

HIV Impact on Gay and Bisexual Men: The 4th Decade

Jonathan Mermin

Today is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD), an observance that reminds us that HIV continues to take a heavy toll on gay and bisexual men across the United States. Even after more than 30 years of AIDS, this community remains at the center of the U.S. epidemic. Men who have sex with men…

Affordable Care Act Broadens Public Health Foundation

Jonathan Mermin

A call that began in 2011 from the U.S. Department of State is still loud and clear today: that we can achieve an AIDS-free generation. High-impact prevention, continuum-of-care efforts, and sound prevention science, including PrEP, are a part of ending new HIV infections in this country. Through the Affordable Care Act, we will have a…

FDA approves first rapid diagnostic test to detect both HIV-1 antigen and HIV-1/2 antibodies

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first rapid Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) test for the simultaneous detection of HIV-1 p24 antigen as well as antibodies to both HIV-1 and HIV-2 in human serum, plasma, and venous or fingerstick whole blood specimens. Approved for use as an aid in the diagnosis of HIV-1…