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NIAID to Fund Further Study of Dapivirine Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention Investment in HOPE Trial Augments Development of Next-Generation Prevention Tools

Research | March 15, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from NIAID Newsroom

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced today that it would move forward with an open-label extension study of an HIV prevention tool for women: a silicone ring that…

Virtual Office Hours: Engaging youth on social media

New Media | March 15, 2016 Read the full post
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Editor’s note: AIDS.gov’s Virtual Office Hours offers free, personalized training sessions to organizations and individuals serving those impacted by HIV/AIDS. Today’s blog features Love Heals’ Executive Director, Deborah Levine, who attended a Virtual Office Hours session to expand their youth…

Words Matter: Communicating to End HIV-Related Stigma

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Words matter. They can motivate, empower, and lift people up. They can also do a great deal of damage and tear people down. I was reminded of this in many different ways at the meeting on HIV stigma that the…

Liver Cancer Death Rate Increasing Faster Than All Other Cancers; Implementation of Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Urgently Needed

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On March 9th, the American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Cancer Institute, and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries released their Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer  , revealing that…

VA Expands Hepatitis C Drug Treatment

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Cross-posted from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs

Expanded funding now allows VA to provide increased drug therapy at VA facilities nationwide The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it is now able to fund care for all Veterans with hepatitis C for Fiscal Year 2016…

20 million people have gained health insurance coverage because of the Affordable Care Act, new estimates show

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Cross-posted from HHS Newsroom

More than 6 million uninsured young adults have gained health insurance coverage since 2010 A new report released today finds that the provisions of the Affordable Care Act have resulted in an estimated 20 million people gaining health insurance coverage…

HRSA Recognizes National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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On March 10, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will join millions of people across the country to commemorate the 11th annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This observance highlights the impact of HIV and AIDS on…

Women and HIV: Essential Reads!

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For the March 10 observance of  National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), here are recent developments in HIV prevention, care and treatment, research, and policy to inform your conversations around women’s health. Vaginal Ring Provides Partial Protection from…