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April 18: Inaugural National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD)

Trans post - April 11 - NTHTDlogo (1)

Transgender communities in the United States are among the groups at highest risk for HIV infection. Many of us in the transgender (trans) community have been dismayed by the continued impact of HIV and AIDS on our trans sisters and…

Using our National HIV/AIDS Strategy to Prevent HIV among Our Nation’s Youth

White House logo - April 2016
Cross-posted from The White House Blog

Summary: Ahead of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Dr. Lansky recognizes the HIV disparities facing youth and actions to improve them. Last week, I attended the National Rx Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, which drew a crowd of nearly…

4 Things You’d Say To Your Younger (Positive or not) Self

New Media | April 8, 2016 Read the full post
Deondre Moore

I was 19 years old when I was diagnosed and so I have been living (and thriving) with HIV for two years. I’m a Greater Than AIDS   Ambassador, a NMAC Youth Scholar, and now a blogger for AIDS.gov. Since I’m…

Understanding the Magnitude of the Viral Hepatitis Epidemics in the United States

Rich Wolitski - headshot - March 2016

In March I had the honor of meeting with an inspirational group of advocates, leaders and researchers who had come to Washington to educate lawmakers about viral hepatitis and its impact on our nation. Their braveness and authenticity was moving….

Setting a Path Towards HCV Elimination in the Cherokee Nation: Government, Academia, and Pharma Collaboration

VH blog - Sally Blouse - April 8 2016

An innovative, multi-party collaborative effort, Hepatitis C in Native Oklahoma: Optimizing Care and Setting a Path Towards Elimination of Disease and Disparity, launched recently to respond to high rates of hepatitis C in the Cherokee Nation (CN). The goal of…

Saving Lives and Improving Health Care through Innovation in Organ Donations and Transplants

HHS logo - resized for WP - March 2016
Cross-posted from HHS Blog

There are currently more than 120,000 people on the waiting list for an organ in the United States. Twenty-two people a day die waiting. But today, we’re taking one step forward to change that. In honor of National Donate Life…

4 essentials for managing your health insurance plan

ACA blog image
Cross-posted from Healthcare.gov Blog

If you’re enrolled in a 2016 health insurance plan, here’s what you need to know to about getting the full benefit of your health coverage and keeping it up to date. 4 health insurance tips to use all year Pay…

“How do you measure the life of a woman or a man?”

Rich Wolitski and Douglas Brooks - rich blog April 6 2016

That lyric from the Broadway musical Rent played over again and again in my head as I sat down to write this blog about the work that my friend Douglas Brooks has done at The White House. Our accomplishments in…