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MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Durable End to AIDS Will Require HIV Vaccine Development

Research | February 6, 2014 Read the full post
NIAID
Cross-posted from NIAID Newsroom

Recent Scientific Advances Offer Promising Areas for Further Exploration   WHAT: Broader global access to lifesaving antiretroviral therapies and wider implementation of proven HIV prevention strategies could potentially control and perhaps end the HIV/AIDS pandemic. However, a safe and at…

Progress on the HIV Continuum of Care Among Blacks

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Cross-posted from CDC

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new study, “Progress Along the Continuum of HIV Care Among Blacks with Diagnosed HIV— United States, 2010,” in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The study looked at…

Enroll by February 15 for Health Coverage Starting March 1!

Time to get health insurance

Despite the snow and cold that have blanketed much of the country this week, spring is coming! And that means an important deadline for signing up for healthcare coverage is also fast approaching. The deadline for open enrollment for 2014…

Join National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Twitter Town Hall on Feb. 7 at Noon ET

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: February 7

Please join me for a National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) Twitter chat/”town hall meeting” on Friday, February 7, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The Twitter town hall is co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and…

An Important Message from Magic Johnson

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Cross-posted from The White House Blog

Editor’s note:  As we recognize the approach of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (February 7), we are reminded of this important message from Magic Johnson about the Affordable Care Act. No one plans to get sick or hurt — I…

Statement by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on African American History Month

Kathleen Sebelius
Cross-posted from HHS Press Office

Today, we celebrate the beginning of African American History Month, a time for all Americans to recognize the countless contributions African Americans have made to our nation, including major advances in scientific research and public health. During African American History…

Learning More About your Audiences: Communities of Color on Twitter

New Media | February 4, 2014 Read the full post
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Earlier this month we posted a blog on the Pew Internet and American Life Project’s  report about African Americans and technology use. The data in the Pew report revealed that almost a quarter of African Americans who are online access…

Scientists Discover Hepatitis C Virus Can Remain Infectious Outside of the Body for Up to 6 Weeks

Ronald Valdiserri

A recent study by researchers from the Yale Schools of Medicine and Public Health revealed that the hepatitis C virus (HCV) can remain infectious for up to 6 weeks on surfaces at room temperature—resulting in a much longer period for…