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Improving Access to Mental Health Services

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Cross-posted from HHS Blog

Editor’s Note: Mental health and substance use disorders can put individuals at greater risk for HIV infection and, for those living with HIV, can make engagement in HIV care and adherence to treatment more challenging. Visit our HIV/AIDS Basics page…

Addressing the Burden of HIV Infection in Young Black Men

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February 7th marked the annual observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) . Led by the Strategic Leadership Council, this initiative was designed to increase HIV education, testing, community involvement, and treatment among black communities across the nation. Even with…

Tweeting for Heart Health

New Media | February 16, 2016 Read the full post

Today we highlight a Twitter chat that will focus on an area of concern in the HIV community: cardiovascular health. That chat will take place at 1:00 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Prior studies have shown that HIV-infected…

5 Things to Know About Instagram

New Media | February 16, 2016 Read the full post

With a community of over 400 million monthly active users, Instagram  is one of the fastest growing photo-and video-sharing social media platforms. Between 2012–2015, Instagram’s usage doubled to include 28% of online adults (Pew Research Center, 2015). Users share nearly…

HepCure: Free Hepatitis C App Available for Patients and Providers to Connect and Cure


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than half of all people living with hepatitis C in the U.S. are unaware of their infection and only 9% have been successfully treated and cured, despite the availability of…

In Appreciation of Dr. Ron Valdiserri’s 27 Years of Federal Service

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At the end of 2015, we bid farewell to Dr. Ron Valdiserri, who retired from an exemplary career in Federal service. Over many years, Ron played key roles in the Federal responses to HIV and viral hepatitis, most recently as…

Form 1095-A and your 2015 federal income taxes

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If you (or anyone in your household) had a Marketplace health plan for 2015, keep an eye out for Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement in the mail. It should arrive through the U.S. mail by mid-February, and it’ll also…

The President’s Budget, Investing in our Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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Cross-posted from The White House Blog

Summary: How does President Obama’s final budget request prioritize the needs of people living with and at high risk of HIV? Yesterday, the President released his Fiscal Year 2017 Budget in which he shows our continued focus on the biggest…