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Making government information more accessible

New Media | May 17, 2016 Read the full post
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The federal government relies on technology to carry out its business and deliver information to citizens – and that means ALL citizens, including more than 13 million in the United States who have at least one disability. Nearly every federal…

Join the White House 2016 National Hepatitis Testing Day Event via Live Webcast on May 19

Hepatitis Testing Day - May 19 2015

Next Thursday May 19th, the White House will host a National Hepatitis Testing Day observance, and you can watch the event live. It will be webcast live at www.WhiteHouse.gov/LIVE from 10:00–12:30 p.m. EDT. The event underscores the administration’s commitment to…

PrEP: Will We Succeed or Fail?

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Last week I was invited to participate in a Congressional briefing on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) that was sponsored by the HIV Prevention Action Coalition and the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus. The briefing brought together speakers with policy, clinical, and community…

New Issue Brief from Kaiser Family Foundation Examines Impact of ACA on People Living with HIV

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The Kaiser Family Foundation has released a new issue brief, The ACA and People Living with HIV: An Update [PDF 603 KB]. The brief takes a second look at the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on people with…

FDA Launches Campaign that Affirms LGBT Young Adults’ Freedom to Be, Tobacco Free

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Last week, I had the privilege of participating in the launch of “This Free Life,” the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new anti-smoking campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young adults. This is FDA’s first-ever national campaign designed…

Hepatitis Awareness Month: Join the Twitter Chat!

New Media | May 10, 2016 Read the full post
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May is Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States, and Altarum and NMAC are taking to Twitter to spread the word about viral hepatitis, particularly in minority communities. Millions of Americans in every community are living with viral hepatitis. While…

Hepatitis C Kills More Americans than Any Other Infectious Disease

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Cross-posted from CDC NCHHSTP Newsroom

New CDC studies underscore urgency of hepatitis C testing and treatment, especially for baby boomers  Deaths associated with hepatitis C reached an all-time high of 19,659 in 2014, according to preliminary surveillance data released today by the Centers for Disease Control…

FDA Issues Revised Draft Guidance on Developing New Hep C Treatments

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Cross-posted from FDA

FDA has revised a draft guidance, titled Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Developing Direct-Acting Antiviral Drugs for Treatment. [PDF 665 KB] The purpose of the guidance is to assist sponsors in the clinical development of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) drugs for…