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Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace totals over 8 million people

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Cross-posted from HHS.gov Press Office

More than 4.8 million additional Medicaid/CHIP enrollments Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace surged to eight million at the end of the first enrollment period, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today. The final enrollment reporting period spans from October 1,…

Updated HHS Adult and Adolescent Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines Released

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Cross-posted from AIDSinfo HIV/AIDS News

The HHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents announces the release of the updated Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents. Key additions and revisions to the guidelines include: Addition of “Cost Considerations and…

An Invitation to Health Care Providers to “Break the Silence” around Viral Hepatitis

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As part of our continued effort to increase awareness about the updated Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (2014-2016), Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Ronald Valdiserri…

4 Things I Learned about Physicians of Color on Twitter

New Media | April 29, 2014 Read the full post
Alisa M. Hughley, MPH

Author’s Note: During this year’s South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) festival, I facilitated a workshop entitled Minorities in Health Tech: A How-to Workshop (#MinHIT ). I was delighted to learn that this conversation extended beyond the physical space with questions and comments…

May Is Hepatitis Awareness Month

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Throughout May, during this year’s observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month, federal colleagues from across the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Justice, and Veterans Affairs will be engaged in a variety of activities to increase…

HUD Awards $29 Million To 26 Local HIV-AIDS Housing Programs

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Cross-posted from Department of Housing and Urban Development

Funding supports stable housing for individuals and families at risk for homelessness The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $29 million in grants to assist more than 1,200 extremely low-income persons and families living with HIV/AIDS annually….

A Re-examination of HIV-Specific Criminal Laws

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A recently published review of HIV-specific state criminal laws by colleagues from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) examines the prevalence and characteristics of laws that criminalize potential HIV exposure in…

Fighting a Silent Epidemic: Viral Hepatitis in the African American Community

J. Nadine Gracia

Editor’s note: During the observance of Minority Health Month, we are pleased to share a guest post from Dr. Nadine Gracia highlighting activities to address one of the racial/ethnic health disparities in viral hepatitis. Viral hepatitis is sometimes referred to…