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Iowa Modernizes HIV Criminalization Law

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On May 30, 2014, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into law a bill making substantial revisions to the state’s HIV criminalization law. The new legislation rewrote state law 709c, which was originally passed in 1998 and made it a felony,…

Funding Solicitation – Improve Access to HIV-Related Health Information

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The National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes of Health, plays a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice. The NLM is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and…

Prevention through Health Care Website: A Guide to the Changing Health System

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently launched the Prevention of HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB through Health Care website. This online resource is intended to help state, tribal, local, and territorial public health agencies, community- and faith-based…

White House Listening Sessions Continue

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On Thursday, May 29, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) held a successful regional listening session on the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) in Jackson, Mississippi. ONAP will host two more listening sessions this week:…

Want to Replace Your Individual Insurance Plan?

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If you have an individual health plan you want to replace, your options will depend on what kind of coverage you have and whether enrollment is open. If you have a plan you bought through the Marketplace Open Enrollment ended…

Expanding Roles and Opportunities for Nonfederal Stakeholders to Implement the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan

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On April 4th 2014, the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) convened a full-day consultation to explore opportunities for nonfederal stakeholders to engage in the implementation of the updated Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment…

Combating the Silent Epidemic of Hepatitis B in the AAPI Community

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Cross-posted from The White House Blog

As part of CDC and Hep B United’s Know Hepatitis B campaign, this infographic provides information in a visual and easy-to-understand format. As May is both Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and Hepatitis Awareness Month, we are reminded of the staggering impact…

New USPSTF Recommendation on Hepatitis B Screening for People at High-Risk

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On Monday, May 26th, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force)  published its final recommendation statement on screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in individuals at high risk. This recommendation includes adults and adolescents who are not pregnant…