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At the Forefront of Public Health: The Cherokee Nation’s Hepatitis C Elimination Program and the Indian Health Service’s Hepatitis C Testing Program

Hepatitis Testing Day - May 19 2015

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, which brings needed attention to two leading causes of liver disease and liver cancer: hepatitis B and hepatitis C. In the United States, American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) have the highest incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and the highest incidence of HCV-associated deaths among all racial/ethnic populations….

Indian Health Service at the AIDS 2012 Conference

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As the Indian Health Service (IHS) prepares to participate in the AIDS 2012  conference later this week, I am reminded of both the mission of the Indian Health Service and the importance of collaboration with our partners within the HIV community. The IHS is fully committed to helping our nation move toward an AIDS- free…

IHS Holds Teleconference Call to Address LGBT2S Health Issues

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WHAT: The Indian Health Service will hold a public teleconference call to seek broad input on efforts to advance and promote the health needs of the American Indian and Alaska Native Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Two-Spirit communities. This is the first of a series of public teleconferences that will take place this year. Themes…

March 20 is National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a nationwide effort designed to promote HIV testing and awareness in Native communities. March 20, 2016 marks the 10th annual National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This year’s theme is “Hear Indigenous Voices: Uniting Bold Voices of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders.” HIV/AIDS testing is free…

National LGBT2S Tribal Day of Action

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Today is a special day. Today is the first National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Two Spirit (LGBT2S) Tribal Day of Action on the Affordable Care Act. On this day, as we encourage outreach and education across Indian country, we also remind ourselves and those we serve that everyone deserves to benefit from the new…

Blog Round Up: World AIDS Day 2015

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With the observance of World AIDS Day this week, senior leaders in the U.S. government  spoke about the importance of addressing the HIV epidemic and called for action and re commitment to our national response to HIV. Below is a digest of recent posts on the AIDS.gov blog. Do you strive year-round to build HIV…

FACT SHEET: World AIDS Day 2015 – The Time to Act Is Now

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Editor’s Note: This blog was originally posted by The White House to commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1, 2015. Today, in conjunction with World AIDS Day, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy is releasing the Federal Action Plan for 2016-2020 [PDF 581 KB], which outlines specific Federal agency actions to implement the…

IHS Works for an AIDS-Free Generation

Lisa Neel, Indian Health Service, HHS.

We know what it takes to prevent HIV infections and improve the lives of people living with HIV. For World AIDS Day this year, the theme is The Time to Act is Now. The Indian Health Service is acting by reaching the right people, in the right places, with the right practices, as recommended by…