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HHS awards $2.3 billion in grants to help Americans access HIV/AIDS care and medications

Cross-posted from HHS Newsroom

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced nearly $2.3 billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants awarded to cities, states, and local community-based organizations in fiscal year (FY) 2016. This funding supports a coordinated and comprehensive…

Why #APHA2016 is a great place for social media conversations

New Media | October 25, 2016 Read the full post

APHA 2016 , the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting, brings together over 12,000 people from the U.S. and around the world for conversations about public health initiatives. For the team, those conversations also present an opportunity to highlight the…

The CDC’s Gay Dance Video about HIV is Fabulous


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has taken the unprecedented step of producing a music video to educate gay men about the many HIV prevention options available to them, and it is foot-stomping fabulous. The song, “Collect My…

EEOC Files 2 HIV-related Employment Discrimination Suits

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), one of the federal agencies engaged in implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, recently announced that it has filed two HIV discrimination lawsuits. EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws against employment discrimination. The suits…

A personal perspective about new data on behavioral health patterns in the LGB community

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Cross-posted from SAMHSA - LGBT Page

Editor’s Note: Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services We know that homophobia and discrimination take a toll on the lives and health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender…

Large Increases in HIV Suppression Needed to Reduce New Infections in Critical Population

Research | October 20, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from NIAID News

NIH-Funded Study Aims to Identify and Treat HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men Achieving moderate reduction of new HIV infections among men who have sex with men (MSM) will depend on significantly increasing the percentage of HIV-infected MSM whose…

13.8 million Americans expected to select Marketplace plans during the upcoming Open Enrollment

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Cross-posted from HHS Press Office

Secretary Burwell describes improvements in the Health Insurance Marketplace, its role in a better health care system for all Americans, and this year’s data-driven outreach efforts U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced…

Women Report Vaginal Ring for Preventing HIV Had Little Effect on Sexual Intercourse

Research | October 18, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from NIAID News

Violence and Social Harm Were Associated with Low Adherence Most women who used an experimental vaginal ring for HIV prevention report that the physical act of sex was largely unaffected by using the product, which is inserted monthly for continuous…