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World AIDS Day 2013—Addiction Treatment Supports AIDS Treatment

NIDA displays panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt
Cross-posted from National Institute on Drug Abuse - Nora's Blog

December 1 is World AIDS Day. At NIDA, we always stress the principle that drug abuse treatment is AIDS prevention, because of the close links that exist between drug abuse and the spread of HIV.  Injection drug use alone contributed…

Holiday Shopping Tips for HealthCare.gov

Healthcare.gov holiday graphic
Cross-posted from HHS blog

As we continue working around the clock to improve HealthCare.gov and the holiday shopping season kicks into gear, we wanted to share some consumer friendly tips for individuals looking for quality affordable health insurance. Shop HealthCare.gov during off-peak hours (mornings/nights/weekends). Have your income and…

Secretary Sebelius’ Statement for World AIDS Day 2013

World AIDS Day logo
Cross-posted from HHS Press Office

When the World Health Organization established the first World AIDS Day on December 1, 1988, treatment options for people living with HIV were practically nonexistent, and AIDS was almost invariably fatal. Hope was in short supply, and there seemed to…

Giving Thanks and Gearing Up for World AIDS Day

New Media | November 28, 2013 Read the full post
AIDS ribbon

Today is Thanksgiving and World AIDS Day (December 1) is right around the corner. We at AIDS.gov wanted to take a moment to thank you, the HIV community, for the work that you do. Your commitment is an integral part…

NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2013

Research | November 27, 2013 Read the full post
NIH logo
Cross-posted from NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases News Release

In the 25 years that have passed since the first annual commemoration of World AIDS Day, extraordinary scientific progress has been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS. That progress has turned an HIV diagnosis from an almost-certain death sentence to…

A Common Patient Assistance Program Application Form for HIV Medicine: Improved and Available

Common Patient Assistance Program Application Form

A new streamlined application form is available to help low-income individuals who are living with HIV access antiretroviral (ARV) medicines through HIV patient assistance programs (PAPs). Need for a Streamlined Application Form PAPs are programs operated by pharmaceutical companies to…

The Power of a Grandmother’s Love

Global | November 26, 2013 Read the full post
The Power of a Grandmother’s Love

This story is part of an ongoing series of blogs from the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator in recognition of the 10th anniversary of PEPFAR. Previous blogs in the series can be found on the PEPFAR blog site.   As…

Join the World AIDS Day Thunderclap for HIV Testing & Services

New Media | November 26, 2013 Read the full post
thunderclap screenshot

We know that using social media can be a powerful way to communicate our messages, and we’re always looking at how we can amplify those messages even more. Last August, Howto.gov hosted a webinar on Thunderclap , a new online tool…