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NIH launches largest clinical trial focused on HIV-related cardiovascular disease

Research | April 17, 2015 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from NIH News Releases

Researchers have begun enrolling participants in a multicenter international clinical trial to test whether statin administration can reduce the risk for major adverse cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks, strokes, and heart disease, in people with HIV infection. The trial…

Stop STIs: Six Steps to Safer Sex

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Cross-posted from Office on Women's Health Blog

Whether you call them sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), one thing is true: Women are at risk of infection. Not only does a woman’s anatomy make her vulnerable to STIs, women are less likely to have…

Black Voices: Integrating Social Media in HIV Outreach

New Media | April 16, 2015 Read the full post
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Meet Kahlib The AIDS.gov Black Voices series was started over a year ago to share information on important social media and HIV-related topics for the community, by the community. All our bloggers have unique stories about living with and/or advocating…

Whitescarver steps down as director of NIH’s Office of AIDS Research

Research | April 16, 2015 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from NIH News Releases

Jack Whitescarver, Ph.D., who has led the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) at the National Institutes of Health since 2000, announced that he will step down from his post, effective July 1, 2015.  He also serves as NIH Associate Director…

CMS Announces Opportunity to Apply for Navigator Grants in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces

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Cross-posted from CMS Newsroom

Navigator awards extend to three years to provide stability and assistance to consumers as they enroll in coverage The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today the availability of funding to support Navigators in Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFM), including…

Recognizing National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day: A Focus on Evidence-Based Programming

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Cross-posted from Administration for Children and Families, The Family Room Blog

In April, National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) brings together young leaders, national community partners and many other organizations and individuals nation-wide to foster a better response to the HIV epidemic. One of the many ways the federal…

HIV Care Continuum Video Updated

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Among the most popular videos on AIDS.gov’s YouTube channel is a short animated video about the HIV care continuum produced in 2012. The video’s producer, Gilead, recently updated the video to reflect new data from CDC on the stages of…

CAPUS: Formative Evaluation Provides a Snapshot on Early Progress

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Formative evaluations are evaluations that are generally conducted during the developmental and early implementation phases of large-scale, multiyear projects in order to improve program design or performance. These evaluations can play an invaluable role in HIV programming because they allow…