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Reflections on Social Media Communication: National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day 2014

New Media | July 29, 2014 Read the full post
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Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional series of reflective posts about social media use in support of messages for the national health observances. April 10, 2014 marked the second annual National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day …

NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Shares Final Thoughts from AIDS 2014

Research | July 25, 2014 Read the full post
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As the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) drew to a close in Melbourne, Australia, we asked Dr. Carl Dieffenbach from NIH/NIAIDto provide a summary of conference highlights. Dr. Dieffenbach recognized the Malaysia Airlines tragedy, a loss deeply felt by…

Conversations from AIDS 2014: Practitioner Bisola Ojikutu, M.D., MPH

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At the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Bisola O. Ojikutu, an infectious disease specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Senior Advisor at JSI, and asked her to…

Join the White House World Hepatitis Day Event Live Broadcast on July 30

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Every year, we commemorate World Hepatitis Day (WHD) and re-commit to addressing viral hepatitis, a disease that affects approximately 400 million people worldwide, killing an estimated 1.4 million people each year according to the World Health Organization . Despite serious consequences…

New Study: 10.3 million gained health coverage during the Marketplace’s first annual open enrollment period

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Cross-posted from HHS Press Office

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today the release of a new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, estimating that 10.3 million uninsured adults gained health care coverage following the first open enrollment period…

NIH’s Dr. Gina Brown Reflects on HIV Among Women and Girls –Highlights from AIDS 2014

Research | July 24, 2014 Read the full post
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Addressing HIV/AIDS among women and girls was a key focus area of many sessions at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia. Presenters covered such important topics as HIV prevention interventions for women and girls, the prevention…

NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Shares Highlights from Thursday at AIDS 2014

Research | July 24, 2014 Read the full post
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At the conclusion of Thursday’s sessions at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, we spoke again with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach from NIH/NIAID to hear his summary of conference highlights of the day. Dr. Dieffenbach observed that much…

President Obama Signs a New Executive Order to Protect LGBT Workers

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Cross-posted from The White House Blog

“Many of you have worked for a long time to see this day coming.” Those were President Obama’s words to the audience in the East Room of the White House this morning, before he signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from…