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Starting with Our Own: Federal Employees Mark World AIDS Day 2015


December 1 will mark the 28th annual observance of World AIDS Day. This year’s Federal theme is “The Time to Act Is Now”. Along with community stakeholders across the nation, Federal employees across the U.S. Government will pause to mark this observance. Over the last few weeks, our Federal colleagues who work year-round to respond…

Ambassador Birx: World AIDS Day Message and More

Deborah Birx, MD, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

In preparation for World AIDS Day 2015, spoke with Ambassador-at-Large Deborah L. Birx, M.D., the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy. She talked about the importance of World AIDS Day and the factors that could enable the U.S. and its PEPFAR partners to reduce the number of new…

FDA approves new treatment for HIV


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Genvoya (a fixed-dose combination tablet containing elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide) as a complete regimen for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older. The CDC estimates that 1.2 million persons ages 13 years and older are living…

Preparing for World AIDS Day 2015: Video Message from Dr. Ron Valdiserri

Ronald Valdiserri

As the HIV community here in the U.S. and around the globe prepares to commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1, we are pleased to share this video message from Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases and Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy for the U.S. Department of…

#NIHDigital Summit: Optimizing Digital to Reach Patients, Scientists, Clinicians and the Public

Susannah Fox, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Editor’s Note: recently had the honor of being a part of the Planning Committee for the NIH Digital Summit. Here is 1 of 2 blogs about the event.  On October 19th, NIH brought together nearly 1,500 digital and health experts in person and via webcast. The event featured two keynote speakers and panels that showcased…

APHA Session on Hepatitis C Trends and Disparities on Tuesday 11/3/15


The HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) invites participants in the 2015 American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting to join us for a special session: The Changing Epidemiology of Viral Hepatitis – Hepatitis C Emerging Trends and Disparities Tuesday, November 3rd from 12:30pm-2:00pm CT If we are to realize the goals…

HHS & NIH Seek Public Comments on LGBT Health

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There are two opportunities to offer public comment on plans to better understand and improve the health and wellness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. These federal plans include but extend beyond HIV, addressing many other health concerns of the LGBT community. NIH LGBT Research Strategic Plan The National Institutes of Health (NIH)…

#GetCovered: Share Your Story

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped millions of Americans—including people at risk for and living with HIV and/or viral hepatitis—access the health care coverage they need to stay healthy. Now, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) wants to hear from you. Whether you’ve just enrolled in health coverage through the Health…