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Medicare Steps Up Enforcement of Equal Visitation and Representation Rights for Same Sex Partners in Hospitals

CMS, LGBTQ Health | September 8, 2011 Read the full post
CMS

Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new guidance to support enforcement of rules that protect hospital patients’ right to choose their own visitors during a hospital stay, including a visitor who is a same-sex domestic partner….

Reducing the Number of Federal Websites

President Obama, Federal Register

On June 13, 2011, President Obama launched the Campaign to Cut Waste, calling on federal agencies to target wasteful spending, improve government effectiveness, and help guide visitors to information. There are almost 2,000 separate “domains” (see the bottom of this…

30 Years of AIDS: Dr. Jeffrey Levi from Trust for America’s Health

Dr. Jeffrey Levi

In the third installment of our six-week video series, Trust for America’s Health Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Levi discusses 30 years of AIDS in the United States. Dr. Levi became involved in the early days of HIV as a gay…

Update: National HIV/AIDS Strategy Implementation Dialogues

Community Dialogues

Our Federal partners, as well as so many community members, people living with HIV, funders, businesses, faith leaders and other stakeholders have demonstrated encouraging support and enthusiasm for the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (Strategy). Perhaps one of the…

Highlights from the National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media

New Media | August 30, 2011 Read the full post
Venton Jones

Earlier this month, AIDS.gov attended the 5th Annual National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference was hosted by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC), Substance Abuse…

30 Years of AIDS: Dázon Dixon Diallo from SisterLove on Women, Progress, and the Road Ahead

Dazon Dixon Diallo

In the second of our six-week video series, SisterLove founder Dázon Dixon Diallo, MPH, discusses 30 years of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. In this video, Ms. Dixon Diallo talks about starting SisterLove, a reproductive justice organization for women, with a focus on HIV/AIDS…

South Florida Symposium on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Minorities AIDS Initiative Symposium

Demonstrating their interest to learn more about and eagerness to support the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, more than 100 stakeholders joined a symposium last month at Florida International University in Miami. Participants included representatives of local health departments, several…

New CDC Resources on HIV Among Women and Transgender People

HIV among transgender

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently posted new resources on two important HIV prevention topics: Updated Fact Sheet: HIV among Women – According to 2009 HIV surveillance data, women represented 24% of all diagnoses of HIV infection…