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ONAP Listening Sessions Continue in Chicago and New York City Next Week

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Wrapping up a summer series of listening sessions around the country, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) will host final sessions next week in Chicago and New York City. The listening sessions will focus on the local…

Black Voices: Independence from HIV

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Last month, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy hosted the much-anticipated meeting on HIV in the Southern United States. Federal stakeholders, policy makers, national and regional advocates were in attendance to outline the current state of the HIV/AIDS…

New Leaders of CDC’s HIV and TB Divisions Named

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Two new Division Directors will begin their tenure at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) on August 11. Eugene McCray, MD, is the new Director of NCHHSTP’s Division…

Stepping Up the Pace in America’s Response to AIDS

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Given the global reach of the AIDS epidemic and the diversity of delegates who attended the 20th International AIDS Conference  (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia (July 20-25), it’s not surprising that hundreds of topics were presented. Plenary sessions, symposia, and…

Faster, Easier Cures for Hepatitis C

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Cross-posted from FDA Consumer Updates

Transformative advances in drug treatments approved by the Food and Drug Administration are giving the 3.2 million Americans with chronic hepatitis C a chance for a longer, healthier life without the virus. That’s welcome news for baby boomers—who make up…

Join World Hepatitis Day at the White House – July 30: A Call to Action for Public Health Leadership

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Cross-posted from Huffington Post

Every year, on July 28th, we commemorate World Hepatitis Day and elevate the public health response to a disease that impacts more than 400 million people globally. It has been an honor to serve as Assistant Secretary of Health (ASH)…

Medicare Protects You on World Hepatitis Day and Every Day

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Cross-posted from The Medicare Blog

Did you know that hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver caused by a virus, affects millions of people worldwide, resulting in acute and chronic liver disease and killing close to 1.4 million people every year? Hepatitis is contagious. For example,…

Reflections on Social Media Communication: National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day 2014

New Media | July 29, 2014 Read the full post
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Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional series of reflective posts about social media use in support of messages for the national health observances. April 10, 2014 marked the second annual National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day …