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Top 5 Digital Trends of 2014 for the HIV community

New Media | December 30, 2014 Read the full post

The team monitors the digital landscape so we can adapt our outreach to meet our audiences’ communication preferences. We also learn about the HIV community’s evolving needs through’s Social Media Labs—free, in-person, technical assistance sessions we offer at…

Social Media and Accessibility: Resources to Know

New Media | December 23, 2014 Read the full post
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When the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990, there was no Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Since then, the number of social media channels, and their use for communication among all demographics, has grown exponentially. Unfortunately, however, despite…

FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg’s statement on FDA’s blood donor deferral policy for men who have sex with men

Cross-posted from FDA Newsroom

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is a science-based regulatory agency that works to protect and promote the public health. In this role, it is our responsibility to regulate the blood supply and to help ensure its continued safety for…

Douglas Brooks: World AIDS Day & New Year’s Reflection

Douglas Brooks

As 2014 draws to a close, we sat down with Douglas Brooks, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), to talk about his reflections on the White House’s World AIDS Day 2014 event and his thoughts about…

FDA approves Viekira Pak to treat hepatitis C

Cross-posted from FDA Newsroom

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Viekira Pak (ombitasvir, paritaprevir and ritonavir tablets co-packaged with dasabuvir tablets) to treat patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection, including those with a type of advanced liver disease…

Black Voices: HIV from a Friend’s Perspective

New Media | December 19, 2014 Read the full post
Anthony Roberts, Jr.

As an HIV-negative, black, gay male, I can’t pretend to know the feelings and emotions that come with discovering that you are HIV-positive. However, what I do know is that I have chosen to use my skills in marketing and…

Two New Hepatitis C Resources Support Expanding Provider Capacity

Ronald Valdiserri

Two professional medical societies have recently launched initiatives to support a wider variety of health care providers in adapting to new roles and opportunities resulting from the rapidly evolving arena of hepatitis C (HCV) screening, diagnosis, and treatment. As the…

The 2014 Liver Meeting – Report on Viral Hepatitis Coverage at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Meeting


Last month, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) annual meeting  (The Liver Meeting®) took place, convening nearly 10,000 physicians, surgeons, researchers, allied health professionals and advocates from around the world to discuss the natural history, prevention,…