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Family Planning Providers Key in Fight Against HIV

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Trends in HIV Testing in Title X Service Sites

The Title X Family Planning Program, administered by the HHS Office of Population Affairs (OPA), provides funding to more than 4,000 service delivery sites across the country to support voluntary, confidential, and low-cost education, counseling, testing, and related preventive health services that allow individuals and couples to plan and space births. The family planning service…

We Want to Hear from You

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As we commemorated World AIDS Day earlier this month, the importance of addressing the needs of women and girls as part of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy was clear. While we have made tremendous progress in learning how to prevent and treat HIV, including among women and girls, much work remains.  Of the approximately 1.1 million people living…

CDC Releases Data on New Cases of HIV

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Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data on HIV incidence in the United States from 2007 to 2010. There were an estimated 47,500 new HIV infections in 2010, and incidence remains relatively stable at about 50,000. Data from this report also show two noteworthy trends; first, between 2008 and 2010, new…

U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights from Day 1

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The annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) opened on Sunday, September 30, 2012. Among the highlights were two plenary sessions engaging the audience of over 2,000 in exploring important topics related to aligning efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Spotlight on HIV/AIDS among Women “Not without women will we turn the tide on HIV/AIDS,” declared…

NIH AIDS Researcher Lynne Mofenson Named 2012 Federal Employee of the Year

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Dr. Lynne Meryl Mofenson, Branch Chief, Pediatric, Adolescent and Maternal AIDS Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, has received a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (“Sammie”) for the role she has played in preventing the AIDS epidemic among children by studying ways to prevent mother-to-child transmission…

HHS awards $68 million in grants for HIV/AIDS care for women, infants, children and youth

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Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced the release of more than $68 million to ensure that women, infants, children, and youth living with HIV/AIDS receive comprehensive primary HIV medical care and support services. The grants, funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, help people who…

Conversations from AIDS 2012: Ron Valdiserri and Gina Brown on Women’s HIV Research

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Editor’s Note: We had opportunities to catch up with so many great partners while at the XIX International Conference on AIDS (AIDS 2012 ) in July, we are continuing to bring you interviews on a host of important issues. During the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012 ) last month, I had an opportunity to…

Health care law gives women control over their care, offers free preventive services to 47 million women

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Forty-seven million women are getting greater control over their health care and access to eight new prevention-related health care services without paying more out of their own pocket beginning Aug. 1, 2012, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today. Previously some insurance companies did not cover these preventive services for women at…