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CDC Supports New WHO Early Release HIV Treatment and PrEP Guidelines

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Cross-posted from CDC Newsroom

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Contact: Media Relations, Office of Communication (404) 639-3286 CDC welcomes today’s announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO) of new Early Release HIV Treatment and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) guidelines that will significantly increase the…

HHS announces $685 million to support clinicians delivering high quality, patient-centered care

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Cross-posted from HHS Press Office

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $685 million in awards to 39 national and regional health care networks and supporting organizations to help equip more than 140,000 clinicians with the tools and support needed to improve…

Statement From Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy on Translating the Vision Into Action: Fast-Tracking to an AIDS-free Generation

Global | September 30, 2015 Read the full post
PEPFAR Infographic cropped - Amb Birx blog - Sep 2015

Imagine a world where we have everything we need to reduce new HIV infections by 90 percent. Imagine the creation of an AIDS-free generation, the end of HIV as a public health threat. An AIDS-free generation. This is not a…

#HIVisSocial: 4 days + 20 influencers + 40 conversations at USCA

New Media | September 29, 2015 Read the full post
Ken Williams at USCA Social Media Lab2015

Organized by NMAC, the U.S. Conference on AIDS  (USCA) is the largest community-led domestic conference on HIV/AIDS each year. It is a unique opportunity to strengthen the gap between our real and virtual connections. NMAC and Social Media Lab…

HCV Current Initiative: Addressing the National Epidemics of Prescription Opioid misuse and Hepatitis C through Unique Partnerships

Policy & Programs | September 29, 2015 Read the full post
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Recently, there has been a spotlight on America’s prescription opioid misuse and overdose epidemics.  However, too often, people remain unaware of the related hepatitis C virus (HCV) epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported an estimated 150%…

PACHA Seeks Nominations

Policy & Programs | September 28, 2015 Read the full post

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking nominations of qualified individuals to be considered for appointment as members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). All nominations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m….

Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on New PEPFAR Targets

Global | September 26, 2015 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from The White House - Office of the Press Secretary

We are at a pivotal moment in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Globally, both new HIV infections and AIDS related deaths are down by more than 40 percent since their peak. This Administration has invested nearly $50 billion through the…

Digital Storytelling on National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

New Media | September 25, 2015 Read the full post

When the first Federal report of what would come to be known as AIDS emerged in 1981, none of the new media tools we use today were available. At that time, you got your news from a printed newspaper or…