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The CDC’s Gay Dance Video about HIV is Fabulous

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has taken the unprecedented step of producing a music video to educate gay men about the many HIV prevention options available to them, and it is foot-stomping fabulous. The song, “Collect My…

EEOC Files 2 HIV-related Employment Discrimination Suits

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), one of the federal agencies engaged in implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, recently announced that it has filed two HIV discrimination lawsuits. EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws against employment discrimination. The suits…

A personal perspective about new data on behavioral health patterns in the LGB community

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Cross-posted from SAMHSA - LGBT Page

Editor’s Note: Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services We know that homophobia and discrimination take a toll on the lives and health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender…

Large Increases in HIV Suppression Needed to Reduce New Infections in Critical Population

Research | October 20, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from NIAID News

NIH-Funded Study Aims to Identify and Treat HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men Achieving moderate reduction of new HIV infections among men who have sex with men (MSM) will depend on significantly increasing the percentage of HIV-infected MSM whose…

13.8 million Americans expected to select Marketplace plans during the upcoming Open Enrollment

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Cross-posted from HHS Press Office

Secretary Burwell describes improvements in the Health Insurance Marketplace, its role in a better health care system for all Americans, and this year’s data-driven outreach efforts U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced…

Women Report Vaginal Ring for Preventing HIV Had Little Effect on Sexual Intercourse

Research | October 18, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from NIAID News

Violence and Social Harm Were Associated with Low Adherence Most women who used an experimental vaginal ring for HIV prevention report that the physical act of sex was largely unaffected by using the product, which is inserted monthly for continuous…

USAID’s 30 Years of Leadership in HIV and AIDS: Share Your Story

New Media | October 18, 2016 Read the full post
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Editor’s Note: Today we share how the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is using social media to highlight thirty years of their investment into addressing the global HIV and AIDS epidemic. If you want to learn more about using…

The Power of NLAAD

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October 15  is National Latinx* AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), which takes place on the last day of National Hispanic Heritage Month . It’s a good time to review the current impact of HIV on Latinos/Hispanics in the United States and…