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Natural Disasters and People Living with HIV and AIDS

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Hurricane Isaac’s impact on the Gulf Coast last week, ongoing forest fires in several Western states, and today’s earthquake in Costa Rica are all reminders of the importance of disaster preparedness, especially for people living with HIV/AIDS. In recognition of…

“A picture is worth a thousand words”: Photo Sharing at AIDS 2012

New Media | September 4, 2012 Read the full post
Photo Sharing at AIDS 2012

This Labor Day, like many Americans, I spent time with friends and family and took photos that I shared with my mobile phone.  Today, sharing photos on platforms such as Facebook and Instagram (we’ll write more about Instagram in a…

Hepatitis Testing Saves Lives

Kevin Fenton CDC

CDC’s “Recommendations for the Identification of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Persons Born During 1945–1965” was published August 16, 2012 in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The new recommendations call for all Americans born from 1945 through 1965…

Gearing up for Social Media at USCA

New Media | August 28, 2012 Read the full post
USCA 2012

It’s been a month since AIDS 2012 and now it’s time for the 2012 United States Conference on AIDS . The annual conference planned by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) takes place September 30 to October 4, 2012.  The…

Implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Grand Rounds at the CDC

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Cross-posted from White House Office of National AIDS Policy Blog

This week, I traveled to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta to present at CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds, an ongoing series of monthly presentations on health-related topics pertinent to the health of Americans. This…

HHS Seeks Input on Streamlining HIV Data Collection, Reducing Reporting Burden for HIV Grantees

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How many different data systems, indicators, and reporting requirements must recipients of federal HIV grant funds navigate? How much time does it take to comply with these reporting requirements and does the reported information result in tangible improvements in the…

Inspiration and More from the CDC National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media

New Media | August 21, 2012 Read the full post
CDC National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media

Last week I attended the 6th Annual CDC National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media in Atlanta, which provides a forum for the discussion and exploration of health communication, marketing and media. Topics and panels covered a range of…

CDC Now Recommends All Baby Boomers Receive One-time Hepatitis C Test

Ronald Valdiserri

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released final expanded hepatitis C screening recommendations calling for all Americans born from 1945 through 1965 to get a one-time test for hepatitis C. Aimed at identifying more hidden infections…