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CDC Expands Let’s Stop HIV Together Campaign™, Launches Spanish Version

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This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded the national HIV awareness and anti-stigma campaign, Let’s Stop HIV Together™, including the launch of a Spanish-language version of the campaign, Detengamos Juntos el VIH™. The campaign now includes…

Happy Birthday Twitter

New Media | April 2, 2013 Read the full post
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Twitter turned 7 years old on March 21, 2013. According to the Twitter blog , there are more than 200 million active Twitter users that create over 400 million tweets per day. And a recent Pew Internet & American Life Project …

New Resource on How Health Reform Supports Viral Hepatitis Prevention, Care, and Treatment

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The Affordable Care Act offers significant opportunities to advance efforts towards the goals set out in the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) road map to…

Implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Across the United States

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Successful implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (the Strategy) requires ongoing collaboration among Federal, state, and local governments and key non-governmental stakeholders. As part of our ongoing efforts to support Strategy implementation, ONAP is convening community discussions across the United…

CDC Launches Hepatitis Testing Day Event Page

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Preparations for the second annual observance of Hepatitis Testing Day on May 19th are underway and you can play a major role in making testing day a success. As called for in the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and…

Statement by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on LGBT Health Awareness Week

Kathleen Sebelius
Cross-posted from HHS Press Office

Shortly after the Affordable Care Act was enacted, President Obama asked me to identify steps we could take at the Department of Health and Human Services to improve the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans….

New NIH Award Aims to Reduce Asian American Hepatitis B Disparities through Health Information Technology

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A new grant award by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will support the development of new Health Information Technology (HIT) strategies that increase screening for chronic hepatitis B and reduce the impact of hepatitis B…

World Tuberculosis Day: Confronting TB/HIV Co-Infection

Global | March 27, 2013 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from DipNote U.S. Department of State Official Blog

This Sunday, March 24, is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. Around the world, countries will mark the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of the bacterium that causes TB. Since the 1980s, this day has also served as…