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Closing the Digital Divide: Latinos and Technology Adoption

New Media | March 14, 2013 Read the full post
Pew Latino Digital Divide

According to Pew Research Hispanic Center’s new report, Closing the Digital Divide: Latinos and Technology Adoption, the “digital divide” between Latinos and other ethnic groups is closing. The Pew report examines 2012 social media, digital technology, and mobile technology use…

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Persons with Hepatitis B

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Cross-posted from Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Persons with Hepatitis B

The Justice Department announced [on March 5, 2013] that it has reached a settlement with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School (UMDNJ) under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).   The settlement resolves complaints that the…

One in Four Is Too Many

Evelyn Kappeler

One in four new HIV infections in the United States occurs among young people ages 13-24. One in four! I don’t know about you, but this recently reported CDC finding gave me pause. That same report illuminated some other startling…

Tracking Your Health

New Media | March 12, 2013 Read the full post
Pew Health Tracking

Whether it is getting your recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables, or eight hours of sleep per night, or taking your HIV medication, the majority of Americans track their health habits. Personal data collection of health information, or self-tracking,…

Progress to Date: President’s Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities

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Cross-posted from The White House Office of National AIDS Policy Blog

Violence is common in the lives of women and girls living with, and at risk for, HIV/AIDS, and the Obama Administration is working to address these intersecting issues. In March 2012, the President  issued a Presidential Memorandum creating the “Intersection of HIV/AIDS,…

Conversations from CROI 2013: CDC’s Dr. John Ward

Research | March 11, 2013 Read the full post
Dr. John Ward

Viral hepatitis was among the topics receiving significant attention at the 2013 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections  (CROI) in Atlanta this week. Sessions and posters explored a spectrum of topics ranging from virology to new frontiers in hepatitis treatments…

HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau Releases Preliminary Data on the Continuum of HIV Care among Ryan White Clients at CROI 2013

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New data shows that the majority of patients receiving medical care funded by the Federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RW) are virally suppressed. The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) presented the data on the continuum of…

Prevention and Treatment of HIV Infection in Infants Born to Infected Mothers: Need for a Fresh Look

Research | March 8, 2013 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from The White House Office of National AIDS Policy Blog

On Monday, March 4, 2013, at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Atlanta, Dr. Deborah Persaud of the Johns Hopkins University presented an intriguing case study of a child who by all measures seems to be cured…