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Advancing the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan: Checking-In with Federal and Community Leaders

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On Tuesday, 10/14/14, the cross-government working group supporting and monitoring the implementation of the updated Viral Hepatitis Action Plan—the Viral Hepatitis Implementation Group or “VHIG”—met in Washington, DC to share updates on 2014 accomplishments and plans for the coming year….

Here’s What You Need to Know About Our Response to Ebola Right Now

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Cross-posted from The White House Blog

President Barack Obama delivers a statement to the press after a meeting with cabinet agencies coordinating the government’s Ebola response, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Oct.15, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Today, a health…

Plain Language Reference Guide Available to Assist HIV Service Organizations in Health Insurance Enrollment Efforts

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As we approach the 2015 Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Period (November 15, 2014 – February 15, 2015), many HIV service organizations and community-based groups nationwide are gearing up to help people at risk for and living with HIV to…

FDA approves first combination pill to treat hepatitis C

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Cross-posted from FDA Newsroom

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Harvoni (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir) to treat chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection. Harvoni is the first combination pill approved to treat chronic HCV genotype 1 infection. It is also the…

Pre-Application TA Webinars for CDC CBO FOA

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Beginning this week, CDC will be offering pre-application technical assistance webinar conference calls for potential applicants under Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PS15-1502: Comprehensive High-Impact HIV Prevention Projects for Community-Based Organizations. The schedule is as follows: October 15th at 10:00 a.m….

Online Resources for National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD): October 15

New Media | October 14, 2014 Read the full post
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National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) 2014 The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA)  and its partners are the community sponsors for National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD, which is observed on annually on October 15.  The theme for NLAAD 2014…

Presidential Proclamation — International Day of the Girl, 2014

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Cross-posted from The White House Office of the Press Secretary

Editors Note: Today is National Girls Day. Below is President Obama’s Proclamation. Please also read: Improving the Fight Against Intersecting Epidemics: An Update on Federal Efforts to Address HIV/AIDS and Intimate Partner Violence Among Women and Girls.  INTERNATIONAL DAY OF…

Why You Should Care About Mental Health

RADM Boris D. Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H., Acting U.S. Surgeon General
Cross-posted from MentalHealth.gov

Most people don’t realize how common mental health and substance abuse problems are in the United States. Just as there are many types of physical illness, mental illness is varied and can affect people at all stages of life. In…