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Whitescarver steps down as director of NIH’s Office of AIDS Research

Research | April 16, 2015 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from NIH News Releases

Jack Whitescarver, Ph.D., who has led the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) at the National Institutes of Health since 2000, announced that he will step down from his post, effective July 1, 2015.  He also serves as NIH Associate Director…

CMS Announces Opportunity to Apply for Navigator Grants in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces

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Cross-posted from CMS Newsroom

Navigator awards extend to three years to provide stability and assistance to consumers as they enroll in coverage The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today the availability of funding to support Navigators in Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFM), including…

Recognizing National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day: A Focus on Evidence-Based Programming

Cross-posted from Administration for Children and Families, The Family Room Blog

In April, National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) brings together young leaders, national community partners and many other organizations and individuals nation-wide to foster a better response to the HIV epidemic. One of the many ways the federal…

HIV Care Continuum Video Updated

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Among the most popular videos on’s YouTube channel is a short animated video about the HIV care continuum produced in 2012. The video’s producer, Gilead, recently updated the video to reflect new data from CDC on the stages of…

CAPUS: Formative Evaluation Provides a Snapshot on Early Progress

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Formative evaluations are evaluations that are generally conducted during the developmental and early implementation phases of large-scale, multiyear projects in order to improve program design or performance. These evaluations can play an invaluable role in HIV programming because they allow…

Medicare Announces Coverage for Annual HIV Test

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week that it has expanded coverage to include one, annual voluntary screening for HIV infection for all adolescent and adult Medicare beneficiaries between the ages of 15 and 65, without…

Update on Youth and Social Media Use

New Media | April 14, 2015 Read the full post
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National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) commemorated on April 10 highlighted that 26% of new HIV cases in the U.S. are among people ages 13 to 24. This year’s theme, Engaging Youth Voices in the Response to HIV & AIDS,…

NIH, South African Medical Research Council award $8 million in HIV, TB grants

Global | April 13, 2015 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from NIH Newsroom

The National Institutes of Health and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) are awarding 31 grants to U.S. and South African scientists to support research targeting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and HIV-related co-morbidities and cancers. The awards, which total $8 million…