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April 30 Is Deadline for Tax Season Special Enrollment Period for Gaining Health Coverage through Marketplace

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The Health Insurance Marketplace is providing individuals and families who paid the fee for not having health coverage when they filed their 2014 taxes with one last chance to get covered for 2015. Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare…

Public Health and Pop Culture? Joining the Conversation to Raise Awareness for HIV

New Media | April 21, 2015 Read the full post
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Through our Twitter , Facebook , and Instagram  channels, we share a wide range of resources on HIV/AIDS and new media. We also share resources during popular cultural events by using hashtags to join the online conversation. For example, during the Super…

New NIH Study to Tackle Cardiovascular Heart Disease in HIV-infected Individuals

Research | April 17, 2015 Read the full post
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If you are HIV positive and on antiretroviral therapy (ART), are you doing all you can to maintain and improve your health?  While early diagnosis of HIV infection and use of combination ART has significantly reduced AIDS-related mortality and morbidity…

Stop the Virus by Going Viral

New Media | April 17, 2015 Read the full post
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Editor’s Note: Last week CDCNPIN (@CDCNPIN),  @YouthAIDSDay,  Dr. Stephanie Zaza, Director of CDC’s Division of Adolescent & School Health (@DrZazaCDC),  AIDS.gov (@AIDSgov) and MAC AIDS Fund (@MACAIDSFund) sponsored a Twitter chat,  in advance of the observance of National Youth HIV…

NIH launches largest clinical trial focused on HIV-related cardiovascular disease

Research | April 17, 2015 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from NIH News Releases

Researchers have begun enrolling participants in a multicenter international clinical trial to test whether statin administration can reduce the risk for major adverse cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks, strokes, and heart disease, in people with HIV infection. The trial…

Stop STIs: Six Steps to Safer Sex

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Cross-posted from Office on Women's Health Blog

Whether you call them sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), one thing is true: Women are at risk of infection. Not only does a woman’s anatomy make her vulnerable to STIs, women are less likely to have…

Black Voices: Integrating Social Media in HIV Outreach

New Media | April 16, 2015 Read the full post
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Meet Kahlib The AIDS.gov Black Voices series was started over a year ago to share information on important social media and HIV-related topics for the community, by the community. All our bloggers have unique stories about living with and/or advocating…

Whitescarver steps down as director of NIH’s Office of AIDS Research

Research | April 16, 2015 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from NIH News Releases

Jack Whitescarver, Ph.D., who has led the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) at the National Institutes of Health since 2000, announced that he will step down from his post, effective July 1, 2015.  He also serves as NIH Associate Director…