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The Evolution of Mobile Apps and Usage in the HIV community

New Media | September 23, 2014 Read the full post
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The blog follows the evolution of mobile apps, especially those used to promote good health among communities impacted by HIV/AIDS. In its recently released U.S. Mobile App Report , comScore states that 2014 has marked a milestone in digital media…

CDC Posts 2014 State HIV Prevention Progress Report

Policy & Programs | September 22, 2014 Read the full post
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the first annual 2014 State HIV Prevention Progress Report [PDF 12.8MB]. This report shows that the nation’s HIV prevention goals are achievable, but closing gaps between states will be critical. “This…

CDC’s New “HIV Treatment Works” Supports National Efforts to Improve Outcomes Along the HIV Care Continuum

Policy & Programs | September 19, 2014 Read the full post

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of participating in the launch of HIV Treatment Works, CDC’s first national communication campaign focused exclusively on encouraging treatment and care for people living with HIV. The campaign features people living with HIV…

Popeye’s Chicken Franchisee to Pay $25,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Policy & Programs | September 19, 2014 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Newsroom

Longview Fast Food Restaurant Refused to Hire HIV-Positive Applicant Despite His Qualifications, Federal Agency Charged TYLER, Texas – Famous Chicken of Shreveport, L.L.C. a Popeye’s Chicken franchisee, has agreed to pay $25,000 and provide other significant relief to settle a…

Puerto Rico Makes Important Strides To Support Vaccine Research to Combat HIV

Research | September 19, 2014 Read the full post

The Obama Administration is a strong partner in helping Puerto Rico to develop the industries that will support its long-term economic growth. One such opportunity is to work through the President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico to identify opportunities can…

HRSA awards $9.9 million in Affordable Care Act funds to enhance HIV services in community health centers

Policy & Programs | September 19, 2014 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from HRSA Newsroom

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Administrator, Mary K. Wakefield, PhD, RN, announced $9.9 million in funding through the Affordable Care Act and the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund, to 22 health centers in Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland and New…

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD)

Policy & Programs | September 18, 2014 Read the full post

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…

Black Voices: Three Years of Knowing My Positive HIV Status

New Media | 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,…