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Resources to Support Health Insurance Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment

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As we approach the next open enrollment period for health care coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace (November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015), HIV service organizations and community-based groups are gearing up to help people at risk for and…

CDC Pre-Application Training Webinar Series for CBOs

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing pre-application trainings for CBOs interested in applying for Funding Opportunity PS15-1502: Comprehensive High-Impact Prevention Projects for Community-Based Organizations and/or other local, state, and federal funding opportunities. CDC is collaborating with…

The HHS IDEA Lab – What is it?

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Cross-posted from HHS Idea Lab

Editor’s Note: AIDS.gov strives to expand the use of new media in government as a means of improving outreach and education about HIV/AIDS and advancing public health. In a similar way, the new HHS IDEA Lab is leveraging the power of the…

We Need Every Tool to End HIV

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Cross-posted from Advocate.com

(Editor’s Note: This blog has been cross-posted from Advocate.com . For more information on PrEP, visit AIDS.gov.) HIV-negative gay men have a responsibility to use every tool at their disposal, including PrEP, to stay negative. I’m a PrEPer. I am HIV-negative, but I am taking…

Advancing the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan: Checking-In with Federal and Community Leaders

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On Tuesday, 10/14/14, the cross-government working group supporting and monitoring the implementation of the updated Viral Hepatitis Action Plan—the Viral Hepatitis Implementation Group or “VHIG”—met in Washington, DC to share updates on 2014 accomplishments and plans for the coming year….

Here’s What You Need to Know About Our Response to Ebola Right Now

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Cross-posted from The White House Blog

President Barack Obama delivers a statement to the press after a meeting with cabinet agencies coordinating the government’s Ebola response, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Oct.15, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Today, a health…

Plain Language Reference Guide Available to Assist HIV Service Organizations in Health Insurance Enrollment Efforts

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As we approach the 2015 Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Period (November 15, 2014 – February 15, 2015), many HIV service organizations and community-based groups nationwide are gearing up to help people at risk for and living with HIV to…

FDA approves first combination pill to treat hepatitis C

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Cross-posted from FDA Newsroom

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Harvoni (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir) to treat chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection. Harvoni is the first combination pill approved to treat chronic HCV genotype 1 infection. It is also the…