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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…

Alicia Keys Introduces New National “EMPOWERED” Campaign, Reaching U.S. Women on All Platforms

New Media | April 30, 2013 Read the full post
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Editorial Note: Many organizations are using new media channels to reach communities in the response to HIV/AIDS. Recently, we asked our colleagues at the Kaiser Family Foundation to share some information on the EMPOWERED campaign. The following guest post is…

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Final Recommendation Statement on Screening for HIV

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Cross-posted from U.S. Preventative Services Task Force Bulletin

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 30, 2013 – The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) today released its final recommendation statement on screening for HIV. The Task Force recommends that clinicians screen all people aged 15 to 65, as well…

STD Prevention, Screening, and Treatment Helps Prevent HIV Transmission and Ensure Health of People Living with HIV

STD Awareness Month

April is STD Awareness Month, an opportunity for all of us in the HIV prevention, treatment, and care arena to be reminded of—and educate others about—the vital role that sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention, testing, and treatment play in comprehensive…

Statement: NIH Discontinues Immunizations in HIV Vaccine Study

Research | April 25, 2013 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from NIAID News Release

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, will stop administering injections in its HVTN 505 clinical trial of an investigational HIV vaccine regimen because an independent data and safety monitoring board (DSMB) found…

Health 2.0 Digital Technology in Clinical Care

New Media | April 23, 2013 Read the full post
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At the Health 2.0: Digital Technology in Clinical Care  conference held last month, speakers offered strategies for using technology to expand health care from clinical settings to a 24/7 partnership enterprise. “We must take health care out of the office…

White House to Host Baltimore Meeting

National HIV/AIDS Strategy: More Information

As we posted last week, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) has been hosting a series of regional meetings to discuss implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This blog post…

Minority Health Determines the Health of the Nation

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April is National Minority Health Month, and one of the most important health issues for minorities that we can highlight for this month is HIV. The estimated lifetime risk for a diagnosis of HIV infection is a key measure of…