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Landmark Steps to Liberate Open Data

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Cross-posted from The White House Blog

Editor’s note: Yesterday, the White House issued an Executive Order and an accompanying Open Data Policy, as well as a series of complementary actions. According to the press statement, “The Executive Order requires that, going forward, data generated by the government be made available in…

Eliminating Perinatal Transmission of Hepatitis B: More Than Just a Test

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This Sunday we will observe Mother’s Day and celebrate mothers across the nation. May is also Hepatitis Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about viral hepatitis and to highlight opportunities to address this ‘silent epidemic’, such as redoubling our…

Google+ and YouTube Training Webinar for HIV Community and Others

Melissa Beaupierre

Join the CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) on May 14 at 2 P.M. (ET) for a live webcast, “In the Know: Google Plus & YouTube for Public Health.” This webcast, the fifth in a series, will explore how public…

May Is Hepatitis Awareness Month

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May 1 marks the start of the month-long observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month. The observance is an important element of government-wide efforts to raise awareness about viral hepatitis and decrease health disparities by educating communities about the benefits of viral hepatitis…

New USPSTF HIV Testing Recommendation Paves the Way for Increased Testing and Timely HIV Diagnosis in the U.S.

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This week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a new Recommendation Statement on screening for HIV, giving a “Grade A” recommendation for routine HIV screening for all people aged 15 to 65, as well as younger adolescents and…

Ryan White Program Addressing Coinfection with Viral Hepatitis

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For many years the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) has worked to increase access to hepatitis C treatment for HIV-infected patients in Ryan White-funded programs. This attention is warranted given that, according to the Action Plan…

Supporting Children Is Vital To Achieving an AIDS-Free Generation

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Cross-posted from DipNote U.S. Department of State Official Blog

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” — Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa The impact of HIV and AIDS on children is devastating. To date, an estimated 16…

A Simpler Way to Apply for Health Care

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Cross-posted from HealthCare Blog

Today, we take one more step toward meeting the promise of helping millions of Americans access quality, affordable health coverage. We have finalized the application you can complete later this year to learn what health insurance programs you are eligible…