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Focus, Partner, Achieve: US Government in Action for World AIDS Day 2014

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World AIDS Day brings staff from across the U.S. Government together to reflect on and extend our contributions to the response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic—both at home and internationally. We wanted you to be aware of key Federal activities for…

What Teens Don’t Know Can Hurt Them (and Their Futures) — Why STD Testing Is Critical

Jonathon Mermin
Cross-posted from Huffington Post

Nearly 20 million new sexually-transmitted diseases are estimated to occur every year in this country, half among young people between the ages of 15 to 24. As parents, health care providers and policy makers, this isn’t something we can ignore….

Millennials and Social Media: Engaging, Mobilizing, and Learning for HIV Outreach

New Media | December 16, 2014 Read the full post
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 50,000 Americans are newly infected with HIV each year. Of those, one in four (26%) is 13-24 years old. In 2012, the highest rate of new diagnoses of HIV…

ICYMI: The White House Observes World AIDS Day 2014

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Cross-posted from White House Blog

Editor’s Note: Two weeks ago today (December 1), we commemorated World AIDS Day. In case you missed it, here is a summary of the event hosted by the Office of National AIDS Policy at the White House. On Monday, December…

The Connection between Housing and Improved Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum

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Cross-posted from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Recently, HUD’s Office of HIV/AIDS Housing published a white paper [PDF 2MB] aimed at illuminating the intersection between housing and health care with improved health outcomes for those living with HIV. The paper is important because it includes a number of salient…

Protect Yourself from the Flu: Important Information for People at Risk for and Living with HIV

Ronald Valdiserri

The cold winter months are upon us, along with the flu season. Seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The virus is spread by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. Some scientists…

Vaughn’s #GetCovered Story: “I’m Into Living and Having Health Insurance Will Definitely Help Me Do That.”

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Cross-posted from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Blog

Atlanta is a great city to live in — it’s definitely the “up and poppin” area to be in for the entertainment industry. We’ve got Tyler Perry studios, we’ve got Turner, we’ve got CNN, and there are Bravo shows too…

The White House Observes World AIDS Day 2014

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Cross-posted from The White House Blog

On Monday, December 1, 2014, the White House hosted our commemoration of World AIDS Day, welcoming key leaders in the global fight against HIV/AIDS to share highlights of our progress on both the domestic and international responses to the epidemic…