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Empowering Women to End HIV & Intimate Partner Violence

New Media | November 17, 2015 Read the full post
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HIV activist Gina Brown  never looked at herself as a victim of intimate partner violence. When she found out she was living with HIV, the violence got worse. There is a strong connection between domestic abuse and HIV. According to…

HRSA/HAB Funding Opportunity on Addressing HIV Care and Housing Coordination through Data Integration

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This request for proposal (RFP) announcement solicits applications to support a minimum of four performance sites for a new initiative, “Addressing HIV Care and Housing Coordination through Data Integration to Improve Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum.” This initiative…

FDA Issues Final Industry Guidance for Developing Antiretroviral Drugs for HIV Treatment


This week, FDA announced the availability of a final guidance [PDF 610 KB] for industry entitled “Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 Infection: Developing Antiretroviral Drugs for Treatment.” The guidance provides recommendations for the development of antiretroviral drugs regulated within the FDA Center for…

LGBT Americans: Time to Enroll in Health Coverage!

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The 2016 open enrollment season has begun. Through January 31, 2016, you can apply for a 2016 health plan, renew your current plan, or pick a new plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. This is important news for all Americans,…

Federal Agencies Continue Work to Develop NHAS Action Plan

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Since the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 [PDF 2,230 KB] was released in late July, representatives of 10 federal agencies plus the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have been working within their departments as well as collaboratively across agencies to identify…

#APHA15 Social Media Lab: Where digital and health communications meet!

New Media | November 10, 2015 Read the full post
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For the third year in a row, we collaborated with APHA  to provide free social media technical assistance (TA) at the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting . Over 130 conference attendees stopped by the “Social Media Lab.” They received personal…

FDA approves new treatment for HIV

Cross-posted from FDA Newsroom

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Genvoya (a fixed-dose combination tablet containing elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide) as a complete regimen for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and pediatric patients 12 years of age and…

Prescription Drugs: Advancing Ideas to Improve Access, Affordability, and Innovation

Cross-posted from CMS Blog

Recently, prescription drugs have been in the news a lot, particularly with respect to their cost.  Millions of Americans rely on prescription medications to manage chronic illnesses or treat acute conditions, and drug innovation has resulted in better health outcomes…