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Black Voices: Two Fellows and their Social Media Engagement

New Media | February 5, 2016 Read the full post
Kahlib Barton and Ronnie McCrea

Social media has moved to the epicenter of social change. Personally, I have used multiple platforms to spread awareness, perform outreach, and engage others in challenging conversation. I wanted to know more about how other millennials are using social media,…

Driving down HIV disparities among African Americans

Eugene McCray, M.D., Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, held every year on February 7, is a time to take stock of the progress we’ve made in addressing the burden of HIV among African Americans. Even though African Americans continue to be disproportionately affected…

Open Enrollment for 2016 health insurance is over – but you may still have options

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Cross-posted from HealthCare.gov Blog

The last day to apply for and enroll in a Marketplace health insurance plan for 2016 was January 31, 2016. IMPORTANT If you enrolled in a Marketplace health plan for 2016 before the deadline, be sure to pay your first…

ICYMI – White House’s Brooks Discusses 2016 Priorities for Implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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In case you missed it, in a recent blog post and series of brief video conversations , Mr. Douglas Brooks, MSW, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), shared his thoughts about priorities for advancing the…

Want to Host a Webinar?: Tips from the Experts

New Media | February 3, 2016 Read the full post
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AIDS.gov maintains a resource page with webinars of interest to the HIV and hepatitis communities. It’s a central place for our readers to find webinars that interest them.  Our page also gives webinar organizers a way to promote their event,…

Get Your Game On! National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Twitterchat February 4 at 3:00 pm EST

New Media | February 2, 2016 Read the full post
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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) is a time-honored day to raise awareness of HIV in the African American community and to promote getting involved, getting tested for HIV, and, for those who are living with HIV, getting into care…

Justice Department Settles with Alabama Moving Company Over Hepatitis-C Discrimination

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Cross-posted from Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs

The Justice Department reached an agreement today with Kemper Moving Systems Inc., a Huntsville, Alabama, franchise of Two Men and a Truck, to resolve allegations that the moving company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it refused service…

FDA approves Zepatier for treatment of chronic hepatitis C genotypes 1 and 4

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Cross-posted from FDA Newsroom

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zepatier (elbasvir and grazoprevir) with or without ribavirin for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes 1 and 4 infections in adult patients. Hepatitis C is a viral disease that…