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PACHA Remembers Former Member Rev. Vanessa Sharp

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The members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) mourn the loss of Rev. Vanessa Sharp, whose four-year term on PACHA concluded last September. Vanessa died on April 7 in Atlanta. At Rev. Sharp’s memorial service recently, PACHA member…

Biomarker Tracks Accelerated HIV-Associated Aging

Research | April 27, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from National Institute of Mental Health (NIH)

Infection Adds Five Years on Average to Biological Age By measuring a molecular signature of aging, researchers have found that HIV infection accelerates aging, adding an average of five years to someone’s biological age. The more rapid aging is occurring…

Twitter Polls: Same Channel, New Engagement

New Media | April 26, 2016 Read the full post
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AIDS.gov is always exploring how social media can amplify our engagement . Our unofficial motto is LETS (Learn, Explore, Try, Share) DO THIS! When Twitter Polls were launched in October 2015, we started watching some brands use them. Before we…

Read All About It: Routine Screening for HIV Infection

Research | April 25, 2016 Read the full post
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Public Health Reports (PHR) is the official journal of the U.S. Public Health Service. The January/February 2016 issue offers 16 scholarly articles about “Implementing Routine HIV Screening in Clinical Settings.” This reading list presents data from HIV testing in diverse…

Syringe Services Programs: Requesting a Determination of Need in Consultation with CDC – Webinar.

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People who inject drugs (PWID) are at risk for Hepatitis B virus (HBV), Hepatitis C virus (HCV), and HIV infection through the sharing of needles and drug-preparation equipment. The risk of getting and transmitting HIV, viral hepatitis, and other blood-borne…

Online Learning Opportunities: Webinars Highlight ACA and Those at Risk for and Living with HIV

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has brought access to quality, affordable health care for millions of Americans. Now is a great time to learn more about how the law affects those at risk for and living with HIV, and how…

Meet the 5 Men that are putting a “Positive Spin” on HIV

New Media | April 20, 2016 Read the full post
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Thanks to advances in HIV treatment, people living with HIV who are diagnosed early, linked to care, prescribed antiretroviral therapy (ART), and stay adherent to their medication are able to live healthy lives and reduce the risk of spreading the virus…

STD Awareness Month: CDC Encourages Everyone to Talk, Test, and Treat

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A special note to the public from Dr. Gail Bolan, Director, Division of STD Prevention, CDC, this STD Awareness Month. April is STD Awareness Month, which gives us the opportunity to talk about sexual health in an inclusive way that…