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Data Provide Insight to Improve Adolescents’ Health

Cross-posted from Huffington Post - Blog

Young adults face the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States. Here are the eye-opening facts: Young adults aged 15 to 24 account for half of the 20 million new STDs that occur in the U.S….

Preparing for World AIDS Day 2015: Video Message from Dr. Ron Valdiserri

Ronald Valdiserri

As the HIV community here in the U.S. and around the globe prepares to commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1, we are pleased to share this video message from Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases and…

New Coating for HIV Drug Holds Promise for Patients

Research | November 4, 2015 Read the full post
Cross-posted from Voice of America

Managing HIV could get a lot easier with a new delivery system for anti-AIDS drugs. Instead of daily pills, the treatment could lead to drugs that can be administered just once or twice per year. The new delivery system, designed…

Health Communication vs. Content Marketing

New Media | November 3, 2015 Read the full post
Cross-posted from Digital Edge Communications - The Blog

Editor’s Note: AIDS.gov recently had the honor of attending and being a part of the Planning Committee for the NIH Digital Summit. Here is the second of 2 blogs about the event from panelist Erin Edgerton Norvell.  Recently, I was honored…

Use of Social Media to Improve Engagement, Retention, and Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum

New Media | November 3, 2015 Read the full post
Cross-posted from HRSA

Background: This SPNS initiative will implement and evaluate innovative social media methods to identify, link, and retain HIV positive underserved, underinsured, hard-to-reach youth and young adults (ages 13-34) in HIV primary care and supportive services. These methods include system approaches…

We’re Here to Help

Cross-posted from CMS Blog

Open Enrollment to sign up for affordable, quality health coverage at HealthCare.gov begins today. Signing up for health insurance is an important decision and we want you to feel confident that you’ve picked the right plan for 2016. The good…

Hepatitis C in Corrections – A New Resource for Incarcerated People

A disproportionate number of people with hepatitis C (HCV) in the U.S. are or have been inmates in jails and prisons. Correctional settings therefore present significant opportunities to provide hepatitis prevention, testing, care, and treatment interventions. To help incarcerated people…

Hepatitis C Initiative in Ryan White Clinics—Findings from a Special Program of National Significance

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) presented findings and lessons from a four-year demonstration project that supported 29 organizations implementing focused interventions designed to increase access to and completion of hepatitis C (HCV) treatment for people also living with…