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Conversation with CDC’s Dr. John Ward at the 2015 Summit on HCV & HIV

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Last week, I had the opportunity to speak with my colleague Dr. John Ward, Director of CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis, during the 2015 National Summit on HCV and HIV Diagnosis, Prevention and Access to Care  in Arlington, Virginia. We…

New Tool Available to Fight Insurance Discrimination Against Persons Living with HIV Infection

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Discrimination against persons living with HIV (PLWH) can take many forms in health care. Issues that have been raised include health insurers’ charging higher premiums for those with pre-existing conditions and their use of structured prescription drug benefits that limit…

Amplify Your Message with Video for National HIV Testing Day

New Media | June 16, 2015 Read the full post
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As we approach National HIV Testing Day on June 27th, we find ourselves once again thinking about ways to raise awareness about HIV testing, and to share resources that help link individuals living with HIV to medical care.  We’d like…

Curing Hard-to-Treat Hepatitis C

Research | June 12, 2015 Read the full post

In a new video, NIH researchers and their colleagues from health centers in the District of Columbia discuss efforts to improve treatments for hepatitis C, a potentially life-threatening viral disease that slowly damages the liver. NIH-sponsored clinical studies in the…

Invest In Your “Healthy Self” (and Post a #HealthySelfie While You’re At It)

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Cross-posted from The White House Blog

Today, the Obama administration is launching the “Healthy Self” campaign to encourage healthy lifestyles and connect people to the coverage and care they need. But first let us tell you about Alicia. A wife and mother of two from Houston,…

Raise. Your. Voice.

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Cross-posted from HHS Blog

Did you know that more than 43 million adults in our country struggled with mental illness in the past year? Half  of us will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition at some point in our lives; one quarter by the age…

White House Announcement: “HTTPS-Everywhere for Government”

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Cross-posted from White House Office of Management and Budget Blog

Editor​’s​ Note: ​It is important to learn about HTTPS. Yesterday, the White House issued a directive [PDF 258 KB] on that issue. Following is a cross-post from the White House Office of Management and Budget blog. Please give us your…

Virtual Office Hours: Stories from the field

New Media | June 9, 2015 Read the full post
Angel Clark’s Virtual Office Hours are free, personalized training sessions that help you use social media for your HIV programs and activities. These sessions also give us a chance to see some of the amazing social media outreach that our colleagues…