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Affordable Care Act Covers Preventive Health Services for Women

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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…

SAMHSA Announces Funding Opportunity: Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Services for At-Risk Minority Youth and Young Adults

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A new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will support substance abuse and HIV prevention services for at-risk racial/ethnic minority youth and young adults. Eligible applicants are community-level domestic public and private nonprofit entities, tribes, and tribal organizations. Applications are due April 23, 2015. A brief synopsis…

Conversations from CROI 2015: CDC’s Dr. John Ward on Hepatitis C

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i Hepatitis C was in the spotlight last week at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections  (CROI) in Seattle. So Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, spoke with Dr. John Ward, Director of CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis about some of the key science findings being discussed as well as…

In case you missed it: Two Video Interviews from CROI 2015

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Editor’s Note: Earlier this week at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2015), we released 2 video interviews by ​Dr. Ron Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases. The first video was an interview with Dr. Jonathon Mermin, Director of CDC’s National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. The second was an…

Scientific Advances in HIV and HCV To Be Examined Next Week at CROI 2015

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The 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)   takes place next week in Seattle, Washington, and AIDS.gov will be there. This annual scientific meeting of the world’s leading researchers working to understand, prevent, and treat HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C (HCV), Ebola, and related infectious diseases provides a vital forum for translating laboratory and clinical research into…

PCORI Announces $50 million in Hepatitis C Research Funding

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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) research recently received a significant boost with a commitment of up to $50 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute  (PCORI) for comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) studies on the best ways to diagnose and treat HCV infection.  PCORI posted application materials  earlier this month and announced a May…

Call for Abstracts: 2015 National Summit on HCV and HIV Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care

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The 2015 National Summit on HCV and HIV Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care is seeking abstract submissions. Scheduled for June 4-6, 2015 in Arlington, Virgini a, the mission of the Summit is to support improvement in HCV and HIV testing, prevention, and linkage to care in the United States. Participants from the nation’s public…

CDC Launches Next Phase of Know More Hepatitis Campaign

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CDC has just released the next phase of the national Know More Hepatitis campaign. Of the estimated 3.2 million Americans who have Hepatitis C, 3 in 4 are people born from 1945 to 1965. Since as many as 50% of people with Hepatitis C don’t know they are infected, the campaign encourages everyone born from…