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National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2013 Google+ Hangout On Air

New Media | September 24, 2013 Read the full post
Lamont Scales

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a Google+ Hangout On Air in recognition of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) on September 25, from 2-3 p.m. ET. Entitled Innovative HIV Prevention Activities for Gay and Bisexual…

Update on Renewal of Viral Hepatitis Action Plan

Policy & Programs | September 23, 2013 Read the full post
VHAP Meeting (cropped)

As we announced this past May, federal partners are working to renew and extend the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis for three more years. Since that announcement, several important activities have been undertaken and…

Obamacare and LGBT Health

Policy & Programs | September 19, 2013 Read the full post
Kathleen Sebelius
Cross-posted from The Huffington Post

Throughout the administration, we operate on the fundamental belief that every American deserves equal opportunity, equal protection, and equal rights under the law. That’s why the Affordable Care Act is so important for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans….

Recognizing National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day 2013

Policy & Programs | September 18, 2013 Read the full post
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day new logo

Today is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD). This year’s theme for NHAAAD is Aging is a part of life: HIV doesn’t have to be. Whether you are 50+ and living with HIV yourself, or you are taking care…

A Day with HIV Photo Sharing Project

New Media | September 17, 2013 Read the full post
David in Hero shirt

Editor’s note: For more information on photo sharing sites and how they are being used in the HIV community, please visit our new media toolkit.  Three years ago, we here at Positively Aware  magazine launched A Day with HIV , our…

Redefining Gender Relationships – Lake Victoria, Kenya

Global | September 17, 2013 Read the full post
Fishing boat in Kenya

Women living along the shores of Lake Victoria whose livelihood depends on trading fresh fish are exceptionally vulnerable to contracting HIV. In order to acquire fresh fish daily, the women are often pressured into having sex with the fishermen who…

HHS to Hold Meeting on NHAS Progress

Policy & Programs | September 13, 2013 Read the full post
A National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States

On Friday, September 20, from 9:00am – 12:00pm, the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) will host a review of HHS progress made during 2012 to achieve the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). This event will…

CMS Invites Public Comment as it Considers National Coverage Determination for HCV Screening Under Medicare

Policy & Programs | September 13, 2013 Read the full post
CMS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has initiated a National Coverage Determination (NCD) process for screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) in adults. An NCD is a national policy statement granting, limiting, or excluding Medicare coverage for a…

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