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Common application for HIV patient assistance program expedites application process for lifesaving drugs

Policy & Programs | September 12, 2012 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from HHS Newsroom

Editorial Note: See CPAPA for updates to the form. The Common Patient Assistance Program Application (CPAPA), announced by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at the International AIDS Conference in July, went into effect today. This single common…

Infographics: Applying Visual Design to Information

New Media | September 11, 2012 Read the full post
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How do you make data look good – and mean something too? Information graphics, or infographics as they’re commonly referred to, attempt to do just that: visualize data in an engaging way. Infographics turn numbers into pictures, or take select…

Mapping Epidemics

Policy & Programs | September 10, 2012 Read the full post
Dr. Kim Elmore

The NCHHSTP Atlas—an online visualization tool for surveillance data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—is the latest innovation of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). Using the Atlas allows you to…

Celebrating National Recovery Month and Associated Efforts to Strengthen Viral Hepatitis Services

Ronald Valdiserri

September marks the 23rd annual observance of National Recovery Month (Recovery Month).  Our colleagues at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) organize Recovery Month as an observance to educate Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and…

The Federal Digital Strategy and Opportunities for the Federal HIV Work Force

Digital Government Strategy

On May 23, 2012, the White House released the Digital Government Strategy (PDF), a twelve-month roadmap to build a 21st Century Digital Government that delivers better digital services to the American people. The AIDS.gov team has been closely following the…

Natural Disasters and People Living with HIV and AIDS

Picture of a tornado

Hurricane Isaac’s impact on the Gulf Coast last week, ongoing forest fires in several Western states, and today’s earthquake in Costa Rica are all reminders of the importance of disaster preparedness, especially for people living with HIV/AIDS. In recognition of…

“A picture is worth a thousand words”: Photo Sharing at AIDS 2012

New Media | September 4, 2012 Read the full post
Photo Sharing at AIDS 2012

This Labor Day, like many Americans, I spent time with friends and family and took photos that I shared with my mobile phone.  Today, sharing photos on platforms such as Facebook and Instagram (we’ll write more about Instagram in a…

Hepatitis Testing Saves Lives

Kevin Fenton CDC

CDC’s “Recommendations for the Identification of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Persons Born During 1945–1965” was published August 16, 2012 in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The new recommendations call for all Americans born from 1945 through 1965…