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Digital Communication and National HIV/AIDS Long‐Term Survivor Awareness Day

New Media | June 2, 2015 Read the full post
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National HIV/AIDS Long‐Term Survivor Awareness Day (NHALTSAD) will be observed on June 5, 2015 – the day in 1981 when the first report of what would come to be known as “AIDS” appeared in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly…

International Study Demonstrates Benefits of Early HIV Treatment

Research | June 1, 2015 Read the full post
Dr. Anthony Fauci
Cross-posted from Huffington Post

The question of when to initiate antiretroviral therapy (ART) during the course of HIV infection has been debated for years, yet a conclusive answer has remained elusive. For HIV-infected individuals the primary question was whether to start ART early, risking…

Presidential Proclamation– LGBT Pride Month, 2015

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Cross-posted from White House Office of the Press Secretary

PROCLAMATION — LGBT PRIDE MONTH, 2015 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION From the moment our Nation first came together to declare the fundamental truth that all men are created equal, courageous and dedicated patriots…

FDA Reaches Out to Minorities During Hepatitis Awareness Month

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Cross-posted from FDA Voice, FDA's official blog

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…

I’m the New CTO of HHS

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Cross-posted from HHS Idea Lab Blog

When I left the Pew Research Center to advise companies and organizations that share my vision for health care, I thought life couldn’t get better. First and foremost, it has been an honor to be the Entrepreneur in Residence at…

Meeting Report Now Available: Hepatitis C among African Americans

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African Americans are among the populations prioritized by the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan) which outlines steps to educate communities about the benefits of viral hepatitis prevention, care, and treatment as well…

Five New Members Join PACHA

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At last week’s meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) in Atlanta, Georgia, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Karen DeSalvo swore-in 5 new members. The new members come from three states and the District of Columbia and…

CMS proposes rule to strengthen managed care for Medicaid and CHIP Enrollees

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Cross-posted from CMS Newsroom

Editor’s Note: This press release was issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on May 25, 2015. CMS proposes rule to strengthen managed care for Medicaid and CHIP Enrollees Proposal will modernize and improve quality of care…