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New in New Media: Foursquare 8.0 and Location-enabled Apps for HIV Awareness

New Media | August 12, 2014 Read the full post
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Facebook, Instagram and many other apps utilize location-enabled data to find health services. Back in 2010 we blogged about Foursquare, the GPS-enabled mobile app that allows you to share your location with friends and others nearby when you “check-in” to…

White House Observes World Hepatitis Day

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On Wednesday, July 30, the White House hosted its fourth consecutive observance of World Hepatitis Day. Co-sponsored by the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the White House Initiative…

Ambassador Birx Reflects on AIDS 2014 Highlights

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Last week I had the opportunity to share my reflections on what the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014 ) means for our efforts to achieve the goals of the U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy. For an international perspective, I had an…

HHS awards $54.6 million in Affordable Care Act mental health services funding

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Cross-posted from HHS Press Office

221 Health Centers nationwide will expand behavioral health services using funds from the health care law Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today $54.6 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support 221 health centers in 47…

Best Practices in Engaging the LGBT Community on the Affordable Care Act

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Cross-posted from The White House Blog

Across America, the Affordable Care Act is having a tremendous, positive impact on the health, wellbeing, and economic security of millions of Americans, including LGBT people and their families. Many members of the LGBT community face limited access to health care and…

Shared Struggles, Shared Successes: Working at the Intersection of LGBTI and Disability Rights

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Cross-posted from Justice Blog

Editor’s Note: The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division posted this update in the lead-up to the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26. While that anniversary has passed, we thought it was still important…

Lost a Follower? Tracking Followers and Unfollowers on Twitter

New Media | August 5, 2014 Read the full post
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Last week we shared a video from AIDS 2014 that discussed going beyond the number of followers who “like” and “share” your content on social media, and focusing on the the impact of your messaging for HIV prevention. Impacting people…

Researchers Find Hepatitis C Cures Effective for People Living with HIV/HCV Coinfection – Reports from AIDS 2014

Dr. M. Sulkowski and Dr. J. Molina discuss HIV-HCV coinfection study findings at AIDS 2014. Photo Courtesy of the International AIDS Foundation

The World Health Organization estimates that globally, 5-15% of people living with HIV are coinfected with hepatitis C. In the United States, about 25% of people living with HIV also have hepatitis C (HCV)—and HCV rates are even higher among…