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Giving and Getting the Gift of Health Care

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Cross-posted from The White House Blog

Summary: This holiday season, Douglas Brooks shares his gratitude for quality health care, living with HIV over the last 25 years. I was diagnosed with HIV 25 years ago. At the time, there was little hope. When I mentioned to…

CDC Syringe Services Programs Statement

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Cross-posted from CDC’s NCHHSTP Newsroom

Congress has given states and local communities, under limited circumstances, the opportunity to use federal funds to support certain components of syringe services programs. These programs provide sterile injection equipment and may also link individuals to services including HIV and…

FDA updates blood donor deferral policy to reflect the most current scientific evidence and continue to ensure the safety of the U.S. blood supply

Research | December 21, 2015 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from FDA Newsroom

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued final guidance outlining updated blood donor deferral recommendations to reflect the most current scientific evidence and to help ensure continued safety of the blood supply by reducing the risk of human immunodeficiency…

PrEP: From Agreement to Action

Dr. Jonathan Mermin at NHPC 2015
Cross-posted from National Prevention Information Network (NPIN)

“The science has spoken… There can now be no excuse for inaction.” At last week’s National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta, many participants were in agreement with this call to action from Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute…

Extended opportunity for Jan 1 coverage: Sign up by December 17

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Cross-posted from HealthCare.gov Alert

Because of unprecedented demand at HealthCare.gov and our Marketplace Call Center, we’re extending the deadline to sign up for January 1 coverage until 11:59 p.m. PST on December 17. Hundreds of thousands have already selected plans over the last few…

Transitions at OHAIDP

Ronald Valdiserri

As I prepare to leave the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) and federal service at the end of December, I am pleased to inform you that the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health has announced that…

Twitter & AIDS.gov – Continuing to Learn and Share

New Media | December 15, 2015 Read the full post
Jodi Sperber

In October, we wrote about a noticeable drop in our new followers each month on Twitter, which we discovered as part of our routine monitoring efforts. We were concerned and wanted to understand why this change occurred. We also believe…

Watch and Find: Webinars and HIV

New Media | December 14, 2015 Read the full post
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When was the last time you watched a webinar? Virtual participation can help you to stay abreast of what’s happening in the world of HIV prevention, care and treatment or research. Watch We recently redesigned the AIDS.gov webinars resource page…