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HUD Awards $32 Million to 30 Local HIV-AIDS Housing Programs

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Cross-posted from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Press Release

[Last month], the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $32 million in grant awards to assist more than 1,300 extremely low-income persons and families living with HIV/AIDS annually. The grant awards will provide these households with a stable…

Mermin Named Director of CDC Center

Jonathan Mermin

Jonathan “Jono” Mermin, MD, MPH, has been appointed as the new director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He will begin his tenure on…

HHS releases new Public Health Service guideline to reduce disease transmission through organ transplantation

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Cross-posted from HHS News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2013 Updated recommendations can reduce unexpected disease transmission in organ recipients Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a new guideline  to improve patient safety by reducing unexpected disease transmission through organ transplantation….

CDC Launches First National Campaign to Increase Hepatitis B Testing among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

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Cross-posted from CDC National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention Newsroom

Editor’s note: In an event at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last week, CDC and its partner Hep B United launched a new national public awareness campaign that encourages screening for hepatitis B among Asian Americans and…

Implementing HIV Prevention Methods on the Local Level: Mario Perez Discusses Use of PrEP in Los Angeles County

Research | June 19, 2013 Read the full post
Mario Perez

As outlined in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, one of the key steps to successfully reducing the number of new HIV infections in the U.S. is expanding targeted HIV prevention efforts using a combination of effective, evidence-based approaches. Recently, we had…

Through PEPFAR Support, One Million Babies Born HIV-Free

Global | June 19, 2013 Read the full post
Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Ambassador at Large
Cross-posted from DipNote U.S. Department of State Official Blog

At the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), we measure our progress with metrics that account for every program, dollar, and service received. While these indicators help us become more efficient and effective in the work we do, their…

Conversation with AIDS.gov: Dr. Valdiserri on HIV and Viral Hepatitis Screening

Ronald Valdiserri

In advance of National HIV Testing Day, AIDS.gov recently had a conversation with Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, and Director, HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy. We talked about the importance of HIV…

HRSA to host National HIV Testing Day Webcast

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“Take the Test, Take Control,” the theme for National HIV Testing Day, is the message we want to deliver to the half a million people who don’t know they are living with HIV. National HIV Testing Day is June 27…