An introduction to HTTPS, by 18F and DigitalGov University

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Editor’s Note: Earlier this year, White House issued a directive [PDF 258 KB] on HTTPS and a blog about the importance of the issue for federal government sites. Today we share resources to learn about and implement HTTPS.  18F uses HTTPS for everything we make, and the U.S. government is in the process of transitioning…

Your HIV Experience Can Motivate Others: #mypositivespin


What do Guy, Ken, Patrick, Paul, and Uriah have in common? All five men live with HIV, are virally suppressed, and have chosen to share their inspiring journeys through a digital storytelling initiative, Positive Spin. Each of their stories recounts how difficult it was to face the reality of their diagnosis. “I sat at my desk…

Presidential Proclamation — World Hepatitis Day, 2015

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WORLD HEPATITIS DAY, 2015 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Around the world, doctors, medical researchers, and other professionals dedicated to health care and public health are working hard every day to combat disease and build healthier communities. Their efforts have led to…

Conversations from CROI 2015: Dr. Laura Cheever

Colleagues from HRSA and CDC collaborated on a poster presented at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  last week that demonstrated the effectiveness of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. We had the opportunity to discuss these research findings with Dr. Laura Cheever, HRSA’s Associate Administrator for the HIV/AIDS Bureau, which manages the Ryan White…

Open Enrollment is over – We can still help you get covered

Open enrollment is over. But if you were trying to enroll on February 15 and couldn’t finish, you may still be able to get coverage. We know many of you worked hard to enroll in a plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Despite your best efforts, you may not have been able to complete your…

Things to know about health insurance and your taxes

Did you know that your health coverage may affect your taxes? If anyone in your household enrolled in a Marketplace plan in 2014, you’ll need some new information when you file your federal income taxes. Here are 5 things to know about health coverage and your taxes: Watch your mail for Form 1095-A. It will…

PACHA Seeking Nominations

Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking nominations of qualified individuals for the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). PACHA provides advice and recommendations on HIV-related issues and policies to the HHS Secretary and the White House. PACHA members are a diverse group of leaders from communities, science/medicine, public health, business, and…

Key Conversations in 2014: HIV Prevention

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As we prepare for our annual observance of World AIDS Day on December 1, we at are looking back at some of the stories that generated the most interest on our blog in 2014. We encourage you to revisit these stories and share the information as part of your own World AIDS Day efforts….