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HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Statement for National HIV Testing Day 2013

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

Today, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released a statement recognizing the 19th annual observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). We are grateful to the Secretary, who also worked with the AIDS.gov team to record two video public service announcements promoting NHTD….

USPSTF Releases Hepatitis C Screening Recommendations

USPSTF Hepatitis

The new Recommendation Statement on screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force  (USPSTF) this week represents a critical step toward achieving the prevention, care and treatment goals outlined in the federal government’s Viral…

Using Video to Share your Story: An Interview with KenLikeBarbie

New Media | June 25, 2013 Read the full post
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We’ve previously featured Ken Williams’ videos on this blog. As an African American man living with HIV, Ken uses YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to share his story. As we approach National HIV Testing Day on June 27, we sat…

Funds Available for New Media Planning

New Media | June 24, 2013 Read the full post
2013 New Media Microfund

Editor’s note: Application revised on 6/26/13 to clarify eligibility for Washington, D.C. We know that using new media can help HIV/AIDS service organizations extend the reach of their programs and messaging. At the same time, new media is helping to…

HIV Testing Sites and Care Services Locator – A Tool for Clinicians

New Media | June 21, 2013 Read the full post
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As an HIV physician who sees patients at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, I want to share a valuable resource for you and your patients with you. The HIV Testing Sites and Care Services Locator is a unique, online, location-based…

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….