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Enhancing the Lives of Americans Living With HIV/AIDS, and Fighting the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Cross-posted from The White House Blog

Editor’s Note: President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal today. The White House also issued this fact sheet to highlight the budget’s investment in domestic HIV/AIDS activities across federal departments and agencies. Meeting Our Greatest Challenges: The President’s…

#mypositivespin – helping address stigma in the Black community

New Media | February 8, 2016 Read the full post
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Last March, we launched the digital storytelling project, Positive Spin to continue to raise awareness and understanding of the HIV care continuum. Given the disproportionate impact of HIV on young Black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with…

Califf, FDA top officials call for sweeping review of agency opioids policies

Cross-posted from FDA Newsroom

Editor’s Note: Reducing opioid misuse not only reduces deaths from overdose but is also key to reducing new HIV and viral hepatitis infections among persons who inject drugs. For more on the link between opioid misuse, HIV and viral hepatitis, see…

Register Today for Webinar on Viral Hepatitis: Opportunities for Faith-based Groups


The HHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (Partnership Center) and the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) have re-scheduled their co-sponsored webinar on the important role of faith communities in the national response to viral hepatitis.  The webinar…

Black Voices: Two Fellows and their Social Media Engagement

New Media | February 5, 2016 Read the full post
Kahlib Barton and Ronnie McCrea

Social media has moved to the epicenter of social change. Personally, I have used multiple platforms to spread awareness, perform outreach, and engage others in challenging conversation. I wanted to know more about how other millennials are using social media,…

Driving down HIV disparities among African Americans

Eugene McCray, M.D., Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, held every year on February 7, is a time to take stock of the progress we’ve made in addressing the burden of HIV among African Americans. Even though African Americans continue to be disproportionately affected…

Open Enrollment for 2016 health insurance is over – but you may still have options

Cross-posted from Blog

The last day to apply for and enroll in a Marketplace health insurance plan for 2016 was January 31, 2016. IMPORTANT If you enrolled in a Marketplace health plan for 2016 before the deadline, be sure to pay your first…

ICYMI – White House’s Brooks Discusses 2016 Priorities for Implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy


In case you missed it, in a recent blog post and series of brief video conversations , Mr. Douglas Brooks, MSW, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), shared his thoughts about priorities for advancing the…