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Digital resources for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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  We are 5 days away from the 10th National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NWGHAAD. This annual March 10th observance aims to reduce stigma, share resources, and empower women and girls to learn the importance of HIV/AIDS prevention,…

SAMHSA Announces Funding Opportunity: Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Services for At-Risk Minority Youth and Young Adults

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A new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will support substance abuse and HIV prevention services for at-risk racial/ethnic minority youth and young adults. Eligible applicants are community-level domestic public and private…

Black Voices: Youth-Focused Digital Outreach with Greater Than AIDS

New Media | March 5, 2015 Read the full post
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#SpeakOutHIV  is an LGBTQ youth-focused campaign from Greater Than AIDS  that emphasizes conversations around relationships, healthcare, and community; it’s a dialogue geared toward eradicating stigma, and it’s driven by the power of digital stories and social media platforms such as…

CMS Announces Special Enrollment Period for Tax Season

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a special enrollment period for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their…

Conversations from CROI 2015: CDC’s Dr. John Ward on Hepatitis C

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i Hepatitis C was in the spotlight last week at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections  (CROI) in Seattle. So Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, spoke with Dr. John Ward, Director of CDC’s Division…

Free AIDSinfo Drug App: HIV-Related Drug Information for Health Care Providers and Consumers

New Media | March 3, 2015 Read the full post
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Healthcare providers and consumers need HIV-related drug information and, increasingly, they depend on mobile devices to access that information. AIDSinfo is meeting both needs with the release of the AIDSinfo Drug App. Using data from the AIDSinfo Drug Database, the…

The HIV Test at 30: More Essential Than Ever

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Cross-posted from The Huffington Post Blog

Early in the AIDS epidemic, there was so much we didn’t know — what caused the disease, how it was spread or how to treat it. But, once scientists were able to isolate and establish a virus — HIV —…

In case you missed it: Two Video Interviews from CROI 2015

Research | February 27, 2015 Read the full post
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Editor’s Note: Earlier this week at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2015), we released 2 video interviews by ​Dr. Ron Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases. The first video was an interview with Dr. Jonathon Mermin, Director of…