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Respecting the Rights of Hospital Patients: Presidential Memorandum

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On April 15, a Presidential Memorandum was released about hospital visitations related to the rights of hospital patients to receive visitors and to designate surrogate decision makers for medical emergencies. This is an important action for Gay and Lesbian Americans,…

The Voices of Non-Profits: AIDS.gov at the National Technology Conference

New Media | April 13, 2010 Read the full post
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We attended the 2010 National Technology Conference (NTC) sponsored by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) last week, along with hundreds of nonprofit organizations from across the country. We heard from a diverse group of presenters and attendees, ranging from Andrew…

ONAP Releases Report of Community Recommendations for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Community Ideas for Improving the Response to the Domestic HIV Epidemic. A Report on a National Dialog on HIV/AIDS
Cross-posted from Office of National AIDS Policy Blog

Last fall, the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) asked Americans to give us their input for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which will be released in the coming months. From the beginning, ONAP recognized that community feedback would be invaluable…

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…