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HRSA Recognizes National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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On March 10, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will join millions of people across the country to commemorate the 11th annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This observance highlights the impact of HIV and AIDS on…

Women and HIV: Essential Reads!

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For the March 10 observance of  National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), here are recent developments in HIV prevention, care and treatment, research, and policy to inform your conversations around women’s health. Vaginal Ring Provides Partial Protection from…

Digital Communication: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2016

New Media | March 8, 2016 Read the full post
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A Pew Research Center report notes that women continue to use Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest more than men do. As we prepare to observe National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) on  March 10, here are some resources to…

XOXO: Put Your #BestDefense Into Play

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Cross-posted from Office on Women's Health

Editor’s Note: As we lead up to this week’s observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, here are HIV prevention tips and resources from the Office on Women’s Health.  Ever heard the phrase “The Best Defense Is a…

Institute of Medicine Expert Committee Assessing Feasibility of Viral Hepatitis Elimination Targets in the U.S.

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In 2014, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Health Assembly unanimously adopted resolution WHA67.6, [PDF 152 KB] which urged Member States and the WHO Director-General to enhance efforts in viral hepatitis surveillance, prevention, treatment access, and disease control. This resolution…

Celebrating the Legacies of Black History and the Quest for Better Health

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Cross-posted from Office of Minority Health

As we continue to celebrate Black History Month and the legacy of black history as part of our American history, we reflect upon the legacy of the National Urban League which has been saving our cities for over a century,…

Drs. Wolitski and McCray Discuss Data on Lifetime HIV Risk (Video)

Research | March 3, 2016 Read the full post
People living in the South are more likely to be diagnosed with HIV over the course of their life than people in other parts of the country. States where risk is greatest include Maryland (1 in 49), Georgia (1 in 51), Florida (1 in 54), and Louisiana (1 in 56).

View Dr. Wolitski’s related conversation from CROI 2016 with CDC’s Dr. Jonathan Mermin here. New analysis by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicating that, if current HIV diagnoses rates persist, about 1 in 2 black…

Drs. Wolitski and Mermin Discuss Highlights of CDC Presentations at CROI 2016 (Videos)

Research | March 2, 2016 Read the full post
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While at the 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  in Boston last week, Dr. Rich Wolitski, Acting Director of the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, had an opportunity speak with Dr. Jono Mermin, Director of the…