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Virtual Office Hours: Personalized Social Media Training

New Media | March 29, 2016 Read the full post
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Want to learn how to make a video with a free app called Adobe Voice? Sign up for Virtual Office Hours and we’ll walk you through the process of using your smartphone to do just that! Virtual Office Hours is…

HHS Releases Guidance for Syringe Services Programs

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The United States is experiencing a growing opioid epidemic, which has made many communities vulnerable to outbreaks of HIV and viral hepatitis among people who inject drugs (PWID). To address this issue, Members of Congress worked together late last year…

Marriage – A Social Determinant of Health?

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This week is LGBT Health Awareness Week, a nationwide observance that promotes the unique health and wellness needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. This year, we have something new to consider in terms of LGBT health…

HRSA Calling for Abstracts for 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment

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The Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau is calling for abstracts for the 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment, which will take place August 23-26, 2016 in Washington, DC. This year’s theme is Forward Momentum:…

Statement: Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., on World Tuberculosis Day 2016

Global | March 24, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from PEPFAR Newsroom

On World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, we can commit to ending TB by rapidly adopting the 2015 World Health Organization (WHO) Guideline on When to Start Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) and on Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV , more commonly known as “Test and…

The White House Announcement: Hail and Farewell

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Cross-posted from The White House Blog

Summary: Douglas Brooks sends a letter thanking community and government officials for their partnership and work during his two years in office. Dear Colleagues, After two extraordinary years with the Obama Administration, today is my last as the Director of…

Delivery System Reform: Making Health Care Work Better for Everyone

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Cross-posted from HHS Blog

Summary: The Affordable Care Act gives us the tools to build a health care system that puts patients at the center. In the six years since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, we’ve made important progress to bring more…

Sharing Lessons as We Develop New Site

New Media | March 22, 2016 Read the full post
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As promoters for the use of digital tools in the response to HIV and viral hepatitis, we often share examples of specific tools and resources once they are available. But we are also always curious to learn and share lessons…