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Learn How to Increase Health Care Marketplace Outreach Using Social Media

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Across the country, community-based organizations—including many HIV/AIDS service organizations—continue to work to enroll individuals in the quality, affordable health care coverage made available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and to help newly-enrolled individuals understand how to use their new…

LGBT Health: Celebrating Our Progress and Looking Ahead

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Cross-posted from HHS Blog

Summary: Here at HHS, our support for LGBT health and wellbeing has spanned across the department. If there is a single thread which ties together the incredible work done by each member of the Health and Human Services family, it…

Men’s Health Week – An Opportunity to Address Viral Hepatitis Among Men

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Cross-posted from HHS.gov - Viral Hepatitis

Summary: Men die from hepatitis B and C at higher rates than women. During Men’s Health Week, we can raise awareness and promote viral hepatitis testing, vaccination, and treatment for men. June 13-18, 2016 is Men’s Health Week, part of…

Tools to Promote Gender Responsiveness in HIV Prevention Programs for Women and Girls

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Do you plan, design, implement, monitor, or evaluate HIV prevention programs for women and adolescent girls? If so, this is a blog post you won’t want to miss! One in four people living with HIV in the U.S. are women…

An AIDS-free world is possible, but do we have the will to achieve it?

About 100 demonstrators protested on the steps of New York's City Hall on Friday, Nov. 15, 1985 as a City Council committee considered legislation to bar pupils and teachers with the AIDS virus from public schools. (AP Photo/Rick Maiman)
Cross-posted from STAT - First Opinion

Thirty-five years ago this week, our lives — and the lives of millions of people around the globe — changed forever with the publication of a report of five previously healthy gay men in Los Angeles diagnosed with Pneumocystis carinii…

Resources Highlight Health Coverage Opportunities for Justice-Involved Individuals

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Many community-based organizations serving individuals coming out of the criminal justice system recognize that their clients have physical, mental, and behavioral health needs, and that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid expansion have created new opportunities for their clients…

Strengthening Federal Efforts on PrEP and PEP

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Improving knowledge about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and access for those who need it most are national priorities. In order to promote and improve the dissemination of accurate information about PrEP, the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) and…

Global Effort to End AIDS Would Save Millions of Lives

Global | June 8, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from NIH Director's Blog

Almost 37 million people around the world are now infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS [1]. But many don’t know they are infected or lack access to medical care. Even though major strides have been…