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Stakeholder Input Vital to Extension of Viral Hepatitis Action Plan

Daniel Raymond

The recent announcement by Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh that the federal government’s Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis will be renewed for another three years is welcome news, as is the invitation…

Encouraging HIV Testing with Video

New Media | June 14, 2013 Read the full post
Facing AIDS for National HIV Testing Day

Our newest video, “Facing AIDS for National HIV Testing Day,” is a short, shareable video that anyone can use to jump-start a conversation with a loved one, to educate colleagues, to show at a local HIV awareness event, or share…

El video de la cascada de tratamiento de VIH ahora está también disponible en español

La cascada de tratamiento de VIH

Ahora el video de la cascada de tratamiento de VIH también está disponible en español Recientemente compartido un vídeo sobre la cascada de tratamiento del VIH en los Estados Unidos que rápidamente se ha convertido en uno de los videos…

Addressing Potential Discrimination against Health Professions Students with HBV Infection

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The Department of Justice, the Department of Education, and the Department of Health and Human Services sent a joint letter this week to the nation’s medical schools, dental schools, nursing schools, and other health-related schools regarding hepatitis B discrimination. Citing…

CDC Recommends PrEP for Injection Drug Users

Research | June 13, 2013 Read the full post
Jonathan Mermin

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today published in the weekly Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report interim guidance for the use of Preexposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for the prevention of HIV infection among Injecting Drug Users (IDUs). Results from…

Study finds first evidence that PrEP can reduce HIV risk among people who inject drugs

Research | June 13, 2013 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from Study finds first evidence that PrEP can reduce HIV risk among people who inject drugs

Daily HIV medications now proven to prevent HIV among all groups at high risk A daily dose of a medication used to treat HIV infection reduced the risk of HIV acquisition among people who inject drugs by 49 percent. Those…

Increasing Flexibility for Ryan White Grantees Making 75/25 Core Medical Services Waiver Requests

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Last week, HRSA published a Final Notice in the Federal Register, and invited comments, amending the uniform standards for requesting a core medical services waiver for fiscal year (FY) 2014 and beyond. This revision provides Ryan White grantees more flexibility…

New Pew Report: Smartphone Ownership in 2013

New Media | June 11, 2013 Read the full post
Pew smartphone ownership graph

The Pew Internet and American Life Project  released new data  last week showing that 56% of all American adults use smartphones. At AIDS.gov, we have seen growth in mobile access to our website. Since January, 2013, nearly 37% of visits…