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U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps to Help Treat Ebola Patients in Liberia

Global | September 17, 2014 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from HHS.gov News

Editor’s Note: Tuesday afternoon at the CDC in Atlanta, President Obama announced a major increase in U.S. efforts to help the international community fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. He was joined by HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell and…

Using New Media on College Campuses to Improve HIV/AIDS Education

New Media | September 16, 2014 Read the full post
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It’s that time of year. Students across the country are settling into colleges and universities, many living away from home and responsible for their own well-being for the first time. As a college student and summer intern for AIDS.gov, I’m…

HHS announces $60 million to help consumers navigate their health care coverage options in the Health Insurance Marketplace

Policy & Programs | September 11, 2014 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from HHS Press Office

The Affordable Care Act is working for millions of Americans who are able to access quality health coverage at a price they can afford, in large part because of the efforts of in-person assisters in local communities across the nation….

NBHAAD’s New Media Outreach Explodes Under “The New Normal”

New Media | September 9, 2014 Read the full post
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Editor’s Note: This is the second post in our series looking at how social media has been used to support national health observances. As our readers plan for upcoming observance days including National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2015, we encourage…

PACHA Appoints 11 New Members, Re-appoints 3

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At yesterday’s meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) in Washington, DC, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Wanda Jones, swore-in 11 new members and 3 re-appointed members. The PACHA provides advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary…

ONAP Town Halls in Oakland, San Francisco Identify Challenges, Progress on HIV

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Editor’s note: This week we continue our look back at some of the summer’s HIV/AIDS community highlights. Today we share reflections from our colleague Dr. Andrew Forsyth on two listening sessions held by the White House Office of National AIDS…

White House Meeting on HIV in the Southern United States

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Editor’s note: As summer winds down, we are looking back at some of the highlights of a busy summer in the HIV/AIDS field. Today we share reflections from Dr. Ron Valdiserri on a White House meeting on HIV in the…

Using Social Media and Technology for National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

New Media | September 2, 2014 Read the full post
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If your grandmother were to ask you for your Twitter handle or your grandfather wanted to become your Facebook friend, how would you respond? If you posted or tweeted messages related to HIV or AIDS awareness, education or testing among…