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7 Decades of Firsts – With 7 CDC Directors

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) turns 70 this year. On July 12 at 11:00 am (EDT) CDC’s Grand Rounds “Seven Decades of Firsts – With Seven CDC Directors” webcast will look at the events of those 70 years that have helped CDC become…

Health Care Coverage Options for Same Sex Couples

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Cross-posted from Blog

An insurance company that offers health coverage to opposite-sex spouses must do the same for same-sex spouses. Protections against discrimination As long as a couple is married in a jurisdiction with legal authority to authorize the marriage, an insurance company…

2016 Marks the 20th Anniversary of the HHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents

When is it time to start antiretroviral therapy (ART) and what HIV regimens offer the greatest chance of treatment success? For the past 20 years, practitioners caring for individuals with HIV have looked to the U.S. Department of Health and…

HUD Awards $24 Million To Renew Support To 25 Local HIV/AIDS Housing Programs

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Cross-posted from HUD Press Room

Editor’s Note: This press release was issued by HUD on July 5, 2016. Funding offers stable housing for individuals and families at risk for homelessness WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $24 million in…

IHS Announces Funding Opportunity to Promote HIV/AIDS Prevention and Engagement in Care

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Cross-posted from Indian Health Service - Newsroom

Funding awards will expand activities to improve HIV prevention and care outcomes among American Indians and Alaska Natives The Indian Health Service (IHS) today announced a new HIV/AIDS prevention and care funding opportunity available to Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations and…

Ryan White and HIV Testing Day

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Cross-posted from TARGET Center

June 23, 2016 TARGET Center The proportion of HIV-infected individuals who know their status has improved in recent years, demonstrating progress toward objectives set forth in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the HIV Care Continuum, both of which include the goal…

Making the most of hashtags on Twitter

New Media | July 5, 2016 Read the full post
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Hashtags provide a quick and easy way to search, organize, and share information on Twitter. What are they? Hashtags can be any word preceded by the # symbol. Using them lets you associate your tweets with a larger topic (e.g.,…

FDA approves Epclusa for treatment of chronic Hepatitis C virus infection

Research | June 30, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from FDA Newsroom

First regimen to treat all six major HCV genotypes The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Epclusa to treat adult patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) both with and without cirrhosis (advanced liver disease). For patients with moderate to…