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Medicare Announces Coverage for Annual HIV Test

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week that it has expanded coverage to include one, annual voluntary screening for HIV infection for all adolescent and adult Medicare beneficiaries between the ages of 15 and 65, without…

Update on Youth and Social Media Use

New Media | April 14, 2015 Read the full post
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National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) commemorated on April 10 highlighted that 26% of new HIV cases in the U.S. are among people ages 13 to 24. This year’s theme, Engaging Youth Voices in the Response to HIV & AIDS,…

NIH, South African Medical Research Council award $8 million in HIV, TB grants

Global | April 13, 2015 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from NIH Newsroom

The National Institutes of Health and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) are awarding 31 grants to U.S. and South African scientists to support research targeting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and HIV-related co-morbidities and cancers. The awards, which total $8 million…

Digital Storytelling, Social Media, and More for NYHAAD 2015

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Today’s observance of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (#NYHAAD ) provides our nation with an opportunity to engage young people (and adults) in conversation about the epidemic’s impact on youth. These conversations include sharing stories and facts about the…

The Local Pharmacy: An Untapped Resource for Viral Hepatitis Care

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Last year, I went to my local drugstore to get my seasonal flu shot. As my pharmacist prepared the materials, she asked about my niece’s recent hula performance.  I asked how her daughter was doing in school. As we chatted…

Ryan White and National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day

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Cross-posted from TARGET Center

Twenty-six percent (26%) of new HIV cases in the U.S. are among young people (ages 13-24), according to CDC. Cases are overwhelmingly among gay/bisexual men, particularly African Americans. While more and more youth living with HIV are being linked into…

CDC Observes National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

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Cross-posted from CDC National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention

Dear Colleague, April 10th is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD). It is the first awareness day to recognize the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic specifically on young people. This annual observance was created by Advocates for Youth  and…

Mental Health Parity Proposed Rule for Medicaid and CHIP

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Editor’s Note: The National HIV/AIDS Strategy calls for increased support for people living with HIV/AIDS who have co-occurring conditions such as mental illness and drug or alcohol addiction, as part of a concerted national effort to get and keep people…