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National Recovery Month: An Opportunity to Integrate Behavioral Health and Hepatitis C Prevention

Policy & Programs | September 30, 2014 Read the full post
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Every year in September, we recognize National Recovery Month. Now in its 25th year, Recovery Month highlights how prevention and treatment of and recovery from mental and substance use disorders benefit individuals and our communities. This year’s theme is “Join…

CDC and HRSA Announce Funding Opportunities for HIV Prevention and Care

Policy & Programs | September 29, 2014 Read the full post
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Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced funding opportunities for HIV services that may be of interest to readers of the AIDS.gov blog. CDC Funding for High Impact HIV Prevention…

A Prescription for Ending the HIV Epidemic

Policy & Programs | September 29, 2014 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from The Huffington Post

Antiretroviral treatment can enable HIV-infected Americans to avoid the debilitating illnesses and premature death once nearly inescapable for people with the infection. Research has shown that, when taken consistently, these medications also greatly reduce transmission of the virus to others. In other…

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Take Action to Curb HIV

Policy & Programs | September 26, 2014 Read the full post
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As we approach the observance of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) on September 27, it seems timely – indeed, imperative – to encourage all gay men, as well as those who work with, provide services to, and/or love…

Gay and Bisexual Men See HIV as the Top Health Issue Facing Their Community, But Majorities Are Not Personally Worried About Getting Infected & Not Getting Tested Regularly

Research | September 25, 2014 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Newsroom

Most Are Unaware of New Prevention Options, Such as PrEP, or Current Treatment Recommendations MENLO PARK, CA – More than thirty years into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and at a time when infections among gay and bisexual men are on the rise…

HIV Care for Gay and Bisexual Men is a National Priority

Policy & Programs | September 25, 2014 Read the full post
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Gay and bisexual men of all races continue to be the group most severely affected by HIV. In fact, in an age where HIV is viewed as a winnable battle and a host of new prevention strategies are becoming available, new…

Healthcare Reform is Making a Difference in Each State

Policy & Programs | September 25, 2014 Read the full post
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Millions of Americans across the country are benefiting from the stronger coverage and consumer protections made possible by the Affordable Care Act. HHS recently posted updated information detailing how the Affordable Care Act has led to better options, better value,…

The Evolution of Mobile Apps and Usage in the HIV community

New Media | September 23, 2014 Read the full post
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The AIDS.gov blog follows the evolution of mobile apps, especially those used to promote good health among communities impacted by HIV/AIDS. In its recently released U.S. Mobile App Report , comScore states that 2014 has marked a milestone in digital media…