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A Day with HIV Photo Sharing Project

New Media | September 17, 2013 Read the full post
David in Hero shirt

Editor’s note: For more information on photo sharing sites and how they are being used in the HIV community, please visit our new media toolkit.  Three years ago, we here at Positively Aware  magazine launched A Day with HIV , our…

Redefining Gender Relationships – Lake Victoria, Kenya

Global | September 17, 2013 Read the full post
Fishing boat in Kenya

Women living along the shores of Lake Victoria whose livelihood depends on trading fresh fish are exceptionally vulnerable to contracting HIV. In order to acquire fresh fish daily, the women are often pressured into having sex with the fishermen who…

HHS to Hold Meeting on NHAS Progress

Policy & Programs | September 13, 2013 Read the full post
A National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States

On Friday, September 20, from 9:00am – 12:00pm, the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) will host a review of HHS progress made during 2012 to achieve the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). This event will…

CMS Invites Public Comment as it Considers National Coverage Determination for HCV Screening Under Medicare

Policy & Programs | September 13, 2013 Read the full post

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has initiated a National Coverage Determination (NCD) process for screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) in adults. An NCD is a national policy statement granting, limiting, or excluding Medicare coverage for a…

NCHHSTP Atlas to Feature County-Level Data, CDC Hosts Webinar

Policy & Programs | September 13, 2013 Read the full post
Gustavo Aquino

Next week, CDC will launch the new version of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention’s (NCHHSTP) Atlas, which will feature county-level HIV and STD data. This online data visualization tool for CDC surveillance will offer…

The Affordable Care Act and American Indians and Alaska Natives

Policy & Programs | September 12, 2013 Read the full post
Dr. Yvette Roubideaux
Cross-posted from HHSgov/HealthCare Blog

Editor’s Note: Those of us working to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S. join Dr. Roubideaux and all our partners in Native communities across the country in promoting access to quality health care as part of ongoing efforts to…

U.S. Conference on AIDS 2013 – Highlights from Final Day

Policy & Programs | September 12, 2013 Read the full post
Moises Agosoto

The 2013 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) came to a close yesterday with a plenary session on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, a much discussed topic throughout the four-day conference. Among the observations shared by a diverse panel…

White House Office of National AIDS Policy HIV Care Continuum Webinars

Policy & Programs | September 12, 2013 Read the full post
White House

Editor’s Note: On July 15, 2013, President Obama issued an Executive Order, Accelerating Improvement in HIV Prevention and Care in the United States through the HIV Care Continuum Initiative. To learn more about the Initiative visit our HIV Care Continuum…