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HOPE Act to facilitate organ recovery from HIV-positive donors

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Cross-posted from HRSA's Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network

In a notice published in the Federal Register on May 8, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced it will amend the OPTN Final Rule (42 CFR Part 121) to allow the recovery of transplantable organs from…

New! NIH Clinical Trials Media Player Now Available

New Media | May 12, 2015 Read the full post
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Clinical Trials Clinical trials play an immensely important role in finding medical advancements and developing treatments for many diseases and conditions, including HIV. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is…

Eliminating Hepatitis B in the United States—Mothers Matter!

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Every year, 25,000 women with chronic hepatitis B infection give birth, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They are a subset of the estimated 700,000 to 1.4 million people chronically infected with hepatitis B virus in…

Share Your Ideas for Updating the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

National HIV/AIDS Strategy: More Information

On behalf of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), we invite you to share your ideas, feedback and recommendations for updating the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) [PDF 1.3MB]. Released in 2010, the Strategy is our nation’s first…

HHS announces $101 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 164 new community health centers

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Cross-posted from HHS Press Office

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced on May 5 approximately $101 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 164 new health center sites in 33 states and two U.S. Territories for the delivery of comprehensive primary health…

Public Service Recognition Week: Voices from the HIV community

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The first week of May is Public Service Recognition Week—an opportunity to honor those who serve their communities. We wanted to acknowledge the important work that public servants do by sharing this video, which showcases Federal staff from across the…

Lessons Learned from our first Twitter Chat (Part 2)


HOPWA joined Twitter last October, and we were keen to increase our engagement within the first six months. We don’t have a lot of social media resources, so we decided that hosting a Twitter chat would be a good way…

Social Media Tools to Help You Observe Hepatitis Awareness Month

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May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, providing us with 31 days to raise awareness of viral hepatitis in the United States. Awareness activities will take place throughout the month, with Tuesday, May 19th designated as National Hepatitis Testing Day. With an…