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CDC Launches Hepatitis Testing Day Event Page

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Preparations for the second annual observance of Hepatitis Testing Day on May 19th are underway and you can play a major role in making testing day a success. As called for in the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and…

Statement by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on LGBT Health Awareness Week

Kathleen Sebelius
Cross-posted from HHS Press Office

Shortly after the Affordable Care Act was enacted, President Obama asked me to identify steps we could take at the Department of Health and Human Services to improve the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans….

New NIH Award Aims to Reduce Asian American Hepatitis B Disparities through Health Information Technology

Ronald Valdiserri

A new grant award by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will support the development of new Health Information Technology (HIT) strategies that increase screening for chronic hepatitis B and reduce the impact of hepatitis B…

World Tuberculosis Day: Confronting TB/HIV Co-Infection

Global | March 27, 2013 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from DipNote U.S. Department of State Official Blog

This Sunday, March 24, is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. Around the world, countries will mark the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of the bacterium that causes TB. Since the 1980s, this day has also served as…

In the Know: Social Media for Public Health – Gaming & Mobile

New Media | March 26, 2013 Read the full post
In the Know CDC NPIN Webinar Series

As part of its live webcast series, the CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) is pleased to announce, “In the Know: Gaming and Mobile for Public Health” on Tuesday, April 2 at 2 P.M. (ET). The webcast will feature slide…

Conversations from CROI 2013: HRSA’s Dr. Laura Cheever

Research | March 26, 2013 Read the full post
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In the final episode in my series of conversations from the 2013 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) (held in Atlanta earlier this month), I had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Laura Cheever, HRSA’s Acting Associate Administrator for…

Addressing the Needs of Individuals Coinfected with HIV and TB

Ronald Valdiserri

This weekend, we observe World Tuberculosis (TB) Day (Sunday, March 24), a day to remember that the global burden of TB remains enormous, particularly among people with HIV/AIDS, among whom TB is the leading cause of death, worldwide. According to…

Conversations from CROI 2013: CDC’s Dr. Jonathan Mermin

Research | March 21, 2013 Read the full post
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During the 2013 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections  (CROI) in Atlanta earlier this month, I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director of CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. We discussed some of the important research…