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Making/Developing A Website For All: Our Accessibility Story

New Media | December 8, 2015 Read the full post
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508: what does this number mean to you? (Hint: no, it is not the number of members of the Electoral College!) 508 refers to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires Federal agencies and their grantees to…

New CDC Efforts Offer Individuals Vital Information to Reduce Personal HIV Risk

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Cross-posted from CDC Newsroom

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today unveiled two awareness and education efforts designed to reduce new HIV infections by helping people take charge of their health – a new national HIV testing campaign and the beta version…

National HIV Prevention Conference: Day 1 Recap

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Cross-posted from National HIV Prevention Conference

What Did You Miss? Thousands of attendees from around the country are in Atlanta, Georgia this week to attend the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference. For those who are not able to attend, check out daily conference highlights: Sunday, December…

National HIV/AIDS Strategy in the Spotlight at 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference

Ronald Valdiserri

The CDC’s 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference got underway last evening in Atlanta. Dr. Jonathan Mermin, MD, Director of CDC’s National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, welcomed the more than 3,000 participants who have gathered under…

HIV diagnoses decline almost 20 percent, but progress is uneven

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Cross-posted from CDC Newsroom

ATLANTA – Annual HIV diagnoses in the United States fell by 19 percent from 2005 to 2014, driven by dramatic and continuing declines over the decade among several populations including heterosexuals, people who inject drugs, and African Americans – with…

Southern States Lag Behind Rest of Nation in HIV Treatment, Testing

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Cross-posted from CDC Newsroom

Death rates among people living with HIV in some Southern states are three times higher than those living in other parts of the country, according to a new state-by-state analysis on progress in HIV prevention and care released today by…

White House World AIDS Day Observance Features Release of National HIV/AIDS Strategy Federal Action Plan

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The White House hosted a World AIDS Day observance on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, welcoming domestic and global leaders in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Gathered under the theme “The time to act is now,” various presenters highlighted key actions underway…

Report of 2014 Federal Progress on the National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan

Dr. Valdiserri

Today, we released the fourth annual report detailing progress made in implementing the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan) [PDF 2.1MB], the first such report since the Action Plan was updated. The 2014…