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Addressing Viral Hepatitis Among Minority Communities

J. Nadine Gracia

Since 1991, routine vaccinations of infants has reduced hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection rates in children by more than 95 percent. And the incidence of acute hepatitis C (HCV) has declined 90 percent since 1992, in large part due to…

Addressing Viral Hepatitis at the Department of Veterans Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs Seal

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recognizes viral hepatitis as a highly prevalent chronic disease among Veterans in VA care. VA continues to be proactive in addressing viral hepatitis, and is actively taking part in the implementation of the…

Stories that Change Behavior

New Media | May 29, 2012 Read the full post
Storytelling Workshop with Dr. William Smith

Heard any good stories about HIV or STIs lately? Told any? What makes a good story? Dr. William Smith, Editor of Social Marketing Quarterly, asked about 20 invited participants at a May 18, 2012 workshop, “Telling Stories to Fight STIs…

CDC Invites Public Comment on Draft Recommendations for One-Time Hepatitis C Testing for Baby Boomers

John Ward

CDC has released draft recommendations proposing that all Americans born from 1945 through 1965 (“baby boomers”) get a one-time test for the hepatitis C virus. In the United States, hepatitis C is the leading cause of liver transplants and liver…

The AIDS Memorial Quilt in DC during AIDS 2012

Nikki - AIDS Quilt

This summer, as the global HIV and AIDS community gathers in Washington, DC for AIDS 2012, The AIDS Memorial Quilt will make a rare return to the international stage. Started in 1987, The Quilt is comprised of panels memorializing those…

Roadmap for a Digital Government

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Cross-posted from White House Office of Management and Budget Blog

When the Internet revolution arrived in the 1990s, the U.S. Government embraced this new medium to interact with the American people.  Today, what started as basic information pages has evolved into sophisticated transactional systems that allow us to pay taxes…

NHAS Federal Leads Confer on Possible Collaborative Activities

Ronald Valdiserri

On Monday, April 25, 2012, representatives of the six federal agencies designated by the President as lead agencies with responsibility for implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) met to continue our collaborative efforts to implement the Strategy and discuss plans…

The New Facebook Timeline: A Tool in Response to HIV

New Media | May 22, 2012 Read the full post
AIDS.gov Facebook Timeline

It’s estimated that 96% of Facebook users never revisit fan pages once they hit the “like” button. We at AIDS.gov hope this changes with the new features of the Facebook timeline for Facebook Pages. Three months ago, Facebook announced that Facebook Page owners had a month to update their profiles to the new timeline format…