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5 Tips for National HIV Testing Day

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June 27 is the 20th annual observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). Here are some tips for getting involved. 5 Tips for National HIV Testing Day 2015 TIP #1 This year’s theme is “Take the Test. Take Control.” Find resources, fact sheets and more on the National HIV Testing Day page on AIDS.gov.   TIP…

Eight Digital Resources for National HIV Testing Day 2015

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June 27 is the 20th annual observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). Over the years, the emergence of digital tools has created new ways to communicate about the importance of knowing your HIV status—which is the first step toward living healthy if you have HIV. Here is a selection of Federal resources to help…

Get Tested with Walgreens & Greater Than AIDS!

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In the lead up to National HIV Testing Day (June 27th), Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS are teaming up with health departments and local AIDS service organizations to provide FREE HIV testing at select Walgreens stores in more than 150 cities across the nation: JUNE 25 – Thursday – 3pm to 7pm JUNE 26 – Friday…

FDA Reaches Out to Minorities During Hepatitis Awareness Month

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Did you know that millions of Americans (mostly baby boomers) are living with chronic Hepatitis and up to 2/3 may not even know they are infected? Annually, in May, the public health community commemorates “Hepatitis Awareness Month” to bring attention to this disease, its symptoms, testing, and treatment options. This year, we are working with…

Baby Boomers: Get Tested for Hepatitis C

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While May’s observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month is coming to a close this week, there is an ongoing need to encourage both individuals and healthcare providers to follow the recommendations of both the CDC and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force  that individuals born between 1945 and 1965 – the so-called “baby boomer” generation –…

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…

About 137 million individuals with private insurance are guaranteed access to free preventive services

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Nationwide, about 137 million individuals, including 55 million women and 28 million children, have private health insurance that covers recommended preventive services without cost sharing, according to a new ASPE Data Point from the Department of Health and Human Services. Under the Affordable Care Act, most health plans are required to provide coverage for recommended…

Stop STIs: Six Steps to Safer Sex

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Whether you call them sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), one thing is true: Women are at risk of infection. Not only does a woman’s anatomy make her vulnerable to STIs, women are less likely to have symptoms than men. Untreated STIs can lead to serious health issues, including infertility, cancer, and…