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Putting HIV Science into Practice: What Public Health Educators Must Do

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Since the very first international AIDS meeting took place in Atlanta in 1985, these gatherings have provided an important venue for exploring the science surrounding the global AIDS epidemic. What do we know about the virus? What steps can we…

Twitter’s Evolution and What It Means for Your Government Account

New Media | August 2, 2016 Read the full post
Cross-posted from Digital Gov Blog

Editor’s Note: During Virtual Office Hours, our bi-weekly social media training sessions (sign up here for your free session!), we hear how Twitter can be a challenging platform. Yes, it is sometimes hard to get your message across with only…

FDA Seeks Public Comment on Blood Donor Deferral Policy

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Editor’s Note:Here is a guest blog from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). On July 26, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a notice in the Federal Register titled “Blood Donor Deferral Policy for Reducing the Risk of…

The White House – New Release: Data on National HIV/AIDS Strategy Indicators

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Cross-posted from The White House Office of National AIDS Policy - Blog

Summary: On the anniversary of our National HIV/AIDS Strategy, ONAP is releasing the latest available data on the Strategy’s indicators of progress. Summary of New Data Today, on the anniversary of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, ONAP is releasing an updated…

Having a baby? You may be able to get or change health insurance outside Open Enrollment

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Cross-posted from Blog

If you recently had or adopted a baby, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. This means you can apply and enroll in or change Marketplace health plans outside Open Enrollment. When you enroll in a plan during a…

Video Variety is Key to YouTube Success

New Media | July 26, 2016 Read the full post
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Sharing your videos on YouTube can be a great way to tell your stories visually and add value to your organization’s mission. A thoughtful presence on YouTube (or other video channels) can enable your organization to build trust, authority and…

We’re Stronger When We Work Together: Dr. Wolitski Shares Closing Thoughts from AIDS 2016

As the 2016 International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) came to a close in Durban, South Africa, we visited via Facebook Live with Dr. Rich Wolitski, Acting Director of the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP). He reflected…

IHS HIV Leadership — Changes & Resources

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Today, we share some news from the Indian Health Service (IHS). This month, Lisa Neel, MPH, (Cherokee) has moved from her position as the lead voice of the IHS HIV/AIDS Programs to the Tribal Epidemiology Centers Program at IHS. In…