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Don’t miss out on savings & new plans: Update and compare by Dec 15

Cross-posted from Blog

If you have 2016 Marketplace insurance and want coverage for 2017, your best bet is to update your 2017 health insurance application with your expected income and household information for the year ahead – even if you want to keep…

HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Releases Second Annual Client-Level Data Report


The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau today published our second annual national Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) client-level data report. The data are collected through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Services Report (RSR). This dataset is the…

HHS Report Highlights Accomplishments in Advancing LGBT Health and Well-Being


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released Advancing LGBT Health and Well-being, the sixth annual report of the HHS Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Policy Coordinating Committee. This 2016 report highlights HHS activities related to advancing…

9 Reasons Your Infographics Might Be Too Big

New Media | December 6, 2016 Read the full post
Cross-posted from Digital Gov Blog

Editor’s Note: Communicating complex public health and HIV information can be simplified by creating infographics. Below is a great example of how federal agencies are using and helping us improve the use of imagery. Also check out the White House…

Syringe Services Programs: Effective for HIV Prevention

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Cross-posted from HHS Blog

Summary: According to the latest CDC Vital Signs, only 1 in 4 people who inject drugs (PWID) in 22 US cities reported getting all their needles from sterile sources. According to the latest CDC Vital Signs report, only 1 in…

CMS, CDC & HRSA Host State Medicaid & Public Health HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group


On December 6-7, the 19 state teams that form the HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group* (HHIAG) will meet in Washington, DC, to develop new approaches for achieving better outcomes along the HIV care continuum for their Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program…

Historic HIV Vaccine Clinical Trial: Facebook Live with NIH’s Dr. Dieffenbach

Research | December 2, 2016 Read the full post
Dr. Carl Dieffenbach on Facebook Live from Cape Town, South Africa

In a Facebook Live interview from Cape Town, South Africa earlier this week, we heard from NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach about the exciting launch of HVTN 702, a new HIV vaccine clinical trial supported by NIH. The first HIV vaccine…

World AIDS Day 2016

Global | December 2, 2016 Read the full post
John Kerry Secretary of State

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC December 1, 2016 On World AIDS Day, we commemorate the lives lost and communities devastated by HIV/AIDS. We also celebrate those lives that have been saved and the courageous individuals who…