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National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD)

Policy & Programs | September 18, 2014 Read the full post
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Today is the 7th annual observance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD). This year’s theme reminds us that Aging is a part of life: HIV doesn’t have to be. To further the goals of reducing new cases of HIV…

Three Years of Knowing My Positive HIV Status

Policy & Programs | September 18, 2014 Read the full post
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This December 1st, it will be three years since I learned about my positive HIV status. Since then, the journey hasn’t always been easy. I have experienced successes and challenges—but I am always learning. During my days of being newly diagnosed,…

CDC Launches New Campaign – HIV Treatment Works – For People Living with HIV

Policy & Programs | September 17, 2014 Read the full post
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HIV Treatment Works is a national campaign that was launched today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to encourage people living with HIV to get in care, start taking HIV medications, remain in care, and stay on…

HHS awards more than $295 million in Affordable Care Act funds to increase access to primary care at health centers

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Cross-posted from HRSA Press Office

Funding creates an estimated 4,750 new jobs; Helps newly insured access care Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today $295 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 1,195 health centers in every U.S. State, the District of…

U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps to Help Treat Ebola Patients in Liberia

Global | September 17, 2014 Read the full post
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Editor’s Note: Tuesday afternoon at the CDC in Atlanta, President Obama announced a major increase in U.S. efforts to help the international community fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. He was joined by HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell and…

Using New Media on College Campuses to Improve HIV/AIDS Education

New Media | September 16, 2014 Read the full post
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It’s that time of year. Students across the country are settling into colleges and universities, many living away from home and responsible for their own well-being for the first time. As a college student and summer intern for AIDS.gov, I’m…

HHS announces $60 million to help consumers navigate their health care coverage options in the Health Insurance Marketplace

Policy & Programs | September 11, 2014 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from HHS Press Office

The Affordable Care Act is working for millions of Americans who are able to access quality health coverage at a price they can afford, in large part because of the efforts of in-person assisters in local communities across the nation….

NBHAAD’s New Media Outreach Explodes Under “The New Normal”

New Media | September 9, 2014 Read the full post
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Editor’s Note: This is the second post in our series looking at how social media has been used to support national health observances. As our readers plan for upcoming observance days including National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2015, we encourage…