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New Recommendations on Treatment and Prevention in Persons with HIV

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Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and five non-governmental CDC partner organizations,* published a new guideline, Recommendations for HIV Prevention with…

Recap: AIDS.gov Webinar on Marketplace Enrollment for HIV Community

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In case you missed the November 24 AIDS.gov webinar, Health Insurance Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment for People At Risk for and Living with HIV, we wanted to share some highlights as well as links to related resources. During the webinar,…

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…