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“Mississippi Baby” Now Has Detectable HIV, Researchers Find

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Cross-posted from NIH Newsroom

The child known as the “Mississippi baby”—an infant seemingly cured of HIV that was reported as a case study of a prolonged remission of HIV infection in The New England Journal of Medicine last fall—now has detectable levels of HIV after more than…

HHS awards $83.4 million to train new primary care providers

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Cross-posted from HHS Press Office

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell today announced $83.4 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support primary care residency programs in 60 Teaching Health Centers across the nation. The funding will help train more than 550…

What’s A Twitter Chat? Let’s Chat for HIV/AIDS

New Media | July 8, 2014 Read the full post
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Twitter chats, also called “tweetchats”, have increasingly become a way to discuss key topics and exchange knowledge and resources among experts and community members . Twitter chats can be excellent opportunities to network with those in your field, learn about new topics,…

National Summit on Hepatitis C Brings Treatment and Cure into Focus

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In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the discovery of the virus that causes hepatitis C (HCV), on June 17 and 18, 2014, the CDC hosted two events, a Public Health Grand Rounds, “The 25th Anniversary of the Discovery of…

Do You Qualify for Coverage during the Special Enrollment Period?

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Still have questions about what qualifies you for a Special Enrollment Period to get coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace? In this new video Mayra Alvarez  of The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) discusses the life events that qualify individuals…

Lessons Learned from the AIDS.gov New Media Coordinator

New Media | July 1, 2014 Read the full post
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When I joined the AIDS.gov team in June 2010, there was no National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States. We had a MySpace account. And there was no Instagram. Things sure have changed a little in the past four years! In my role…

A new pilot helps battle hepatitis C with health IT and telemedicine

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Cross-posted from HHS ONC Health IT Buzz Blog

Health IT and telemedicine are important tools to help early diagnosis and treatment of a growing problem in the U.S. – hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new pilot program to…

HRSA Launches New Resource and TA Center Initiative to Improve HIV Services for Black MSM

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To align with the goals of both the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the 2013 White House HIV Care Continuum Executive Order, the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) launches today a HIV prevention and care resource and…