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May Is Hepatitis Awareness Month

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Each May, many partners across the federal government, including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its agencies, join with numerous non-federal and community allies to raise awareness of viral hepatitis during Hepatitis Awareness Month. The month-long observance…

Tools to Help Consumers Understand How to Use Their New Health Care Coverage

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Health insurance can be a bit confusing at first for individuals who are new to health care coverage. However, there are many excellent resources to help consumers understand how to make the most of it. From Coverage to Care (C2C)…

PACHA Remembers Former Member Rev. Vanessa Sharp

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The members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) mourn the loss of Rev. Vanessa Sharp, whose four-year term on PACHA concluded last September. Vanessa died on April 7 in Atlanta. At Rev. Sharp’s memorial service recently, PACHA member…

Biomarker Tracks Accelerated HIV-Associated Aging

Research | April 27, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from National Institute of Mental Health (NIH)

Infection Adds Five Years on Average to Biological Age By measuring a molecular signature of aging, researchers have found that HIV infection accelerates aging, adding an average of five years to someone’s biological age. The more rapid aging is occurring…

Twitter Polls: Same Channel, New Engagement

New Media | April 26, 2016 Read the full post
Screen capture of the AIDS.gov Twitter poll on April 8th.

AIDS.gov is always exploring how social media can amplify our engagement . Our unofficial motto is LETS (Learn, Explore, Try, Share) DO THIS! When Twitter Polls were launched in October 2015, we started watching some brands use them. Before we…

Read All About It: Routine Screening for HIV Infection

Research | April 25, 2016 Read the full post
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Public Health Reports (PHR) is the official journal of the U.S. Public Health Service. The January/February 2016 issue offers 16 scholarly articles about “Implementing Routine HIV Screening in Clinical Settings.” This reading list presents data from HIV testing in diverse…

Syringe Services Programs: Requesting a Determination of Need in Consultation with CDC – Webinar.

Corinna Dan - new headshot - April 2016

People who inject drugs (PWID) are at risk for Hepatitis B virus (HBV), Hepatitis C virus (HCV), and HIV infection through the sharing of needles and drug-preparation equipment. The risk of getting and transmitting HIV, viral hepatitis, and other blood-borne…

Online Learning Opportunities: Webinars Highlight ACA and Those at Risk for and Living with HIV

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has brought access to quality, affordable health care for millions of Americans. Now is a great time to learn more about how the law affects those at risk for and living with HIV, and how…