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Open Government Initiative

Open GOV
Cross-posted from White House Open Government Blog

At AIDS.gov, we are committed to and excited about the Open Government Initiative and wanted to share this blog post announcing the Office of Science and Technology Policy’s Inaugural Open Government Plan. This initiative is important to the HIV community…

Using the Internet to Provide HIV-Prevention Messages to Men Who Have Sex with Men

New Media | April 6, 2010 Read the full post
Photo of Meeting

On Wednesday, March 24, I had the pleasure of taking part in a day-long meeting about using the Internet to provide effective HIV-prevention messages to men who have sex with men (MSM). The meeting was sponsored by the U.S. Centers…

CDC Expands Successful HIV Testing Initiative

Dr. Kevin Fenton
Cross-posted from White House Office of National AIDS Policy Blog

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that we will be expanding our successful HIV testing initiative by $31.5 million, for another three years. The new total program funding will be approximately $142.5 million over the next…

A Conversation with Project Inform

New Media | March 30, 2010 Read the full post
Project Inform

Co-authored by Dana Van Gorder, ED, Project Inform We use this blog to share some of the resources and work being done in the HIV community, focusing on organizations that are using new media to get the word out and…

Medicare Expands Coverage for Treating Facial Lipodystrophy Syndrome in People Living With HIV

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a press release to announce its decision to cover facial injections for Medicare beneficiaries who experience symptoms of depression due to the stigmatizing appearance of severely hollowed cheeks resulting…

Putting TLC+ to the Test

Research | March 25, 2010 Read the full post
Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, PhD

If we routinely test everyone for HIV and treat those who are infected, could we bring an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic? The test and treat concept, modeled on data from South Africa by scientists at the World Health Organization,…

Lessons Learned from SXSW 2010

New Media | March 23, 2010 Read the full post
SXSW logo

Austin is a town with a distinct vibe. Where cowboy boots would be expected, nose rings are present instead. We saw more mohawks than crew cuts, more ironic t-shirts then suit coat jackets. It’s a town that thrives on individuality,…

Increasing Access to Health Care for People Living With HIV: We Need Your Help

Georgina Verdugo

Earlier this week, OCR entered into a settlement agreement with the Windsor Rosewood Care Center, LLC (WRCC), a Contra Costa County, California nursing home, which agreed to provide individuals living with HIV equal access to its facility, as required by…