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AIDSinfo Releases New Edition of HIV/AIDS Glossary Featuring the Addition of Images

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AIDSinfo, a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, offers access to many Federal HIV-related resources, including the AIDSinfo Glossary of HIV/AIDS-Related Terms, a guide to help people understand the complex terminology of HIV/AIDS. The glossary includes definitions in English and Spanish for more than 700 HIV/AIDS-related terms. The latest edition of…

Why it’s time for the government to be part of the public conversation about health and health care

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Editor’s Note: Susannah Fox is the Chief Technology Officer of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She advises AIDS.gov on digital strategies. We encourage you to read her blog and follow her on Twitter: @SusannahFox . The public conversation about health and health care can be fast-paced and free-wheeling — words not often associated…

HHS World Hepatitis Day Observance Showcased Progress & Collaboration

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On July 28, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted the fifth annual observance of World Hepatitis Day to continue raising awareness of the burden of viral hepatitis both here in the U.S. and around the world. Globally, viral hepatitis affects 400 million people and kills over 1.4 million people annually , and…

In Recognition of World Hepatitis Day

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 “If we continue to box people in because of their medical conditions, to stigmatize individuals because of their health, and treat diseases as discrete conditions, we will never reach our common goals of health and wellbeing.” – Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy Today, as we observe World Hepatitis Day, it is important…

Medicare & Medicaid: Keeping Americans Healthy for 50 Years – Digital Tools Update & More!

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This week, on July 30, 2015, our Nation will mark the 50th anniversary of the Medicaid and Medicare programs. For 50 years, these programs have been protecting the health and well-being of millions of Americans, saving lives, and improving the economic security of our nation. The HIV community joins in honoring the 50th anniversary of…

HRSA Launches Viral Hepatitis Resource Page for Health Centers

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During May’s observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) launched a new viral hepatitis resource page designed to support health centers’ viral hepatitis prevention and care services. The new web page, Hepatitis: Action Steps and Guidelines for Health Centers, supports viral hepatitis clinical quality improvement among the nation’s nearly 1,300…

Spotlight on HIV and Aging

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Next week, the 2015 White House Conference on Aging puts a spotlight on healthy aging. Held each decade since the 1960s, the conference brings together older Americans, caregivers, government officials, and business and community leaders to discuss a vision for healthy aging in the next decade. For many of us, that vision includes healthy aging, support,…

Appreciating Dr. Jack Whitescarver’s Many Contributions to HIV/AIDS Research

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At the end of this month, we bid a fond farewell to a colleague who has played a key role in leading Federal research efforts in response to HIV/AIDS since the earliest days of the epidemic. As NIH previously announced, on July 1, 2015, Dr. Jack Whitescarver is retiring and stepping down as NIH’s Associate…