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SCOTUS decision supports LGBT behavioral health

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Cross-posted from SAMHSA Blog

Friday, we celebrated a historic occasion, as the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that the Constitution requires LGBT couples be allowed to marry no matter where they live, and marriages performed in one state must be recognized in every…

CDC awards $216 million to community-based organizations to deliver the most-effective HIV prevention strategies to those in greatest need

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Cross-posted from CDC NCHHSTP Newsroom

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today that it has awarded $216 million over five years to 90 community-based organizations (CBOs) nationwide to deliver effective HIV prevention strategies to those at greatest risk, including people of color, men…

STORIFY: Digital resources for HIV testing beyond #NHTD

New Media | June 30, 2015 Read the full post
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June 27 was the 20th observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). Organizations and individuals across the HIV community use this annual observance to amplify resources that encourage HIV testing as the first step to living healthy. Topsy, a social…

Ryan White and HIV Testing Day

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Cross-posted from The Target Center Blog

The proportion of HIV-infected individuals who know their status has improved in recent years, demonstrating progress toward objectives set forth in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the HIV care continuum, both of which include the goal of expanded testing to reduce…

White House’s Douglas Brooks Discusses Updating the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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Recently, I had the chance to speak with Mr. Douglas Brooks, MSW, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, about the update to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy he and his team have been developing. Below are his…

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

Research | June 29, 2015 Read the full post
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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,…

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program: A Resource at National HIV Testing Day

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The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau funds programs and providers who play a critical role in finding and providing care to people living with HIV (PLWH). As we observe National HIV Testing Day this June 27, the…

HIV Testing: What would you say?

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With National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on Saturday, June 27, many of us are preparing to get an HIV test and supporting others to do the same. Some of the men featured in Positive Spin, our digital storytelling project about…