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National HIV Prevention Conference: Day 4 Recap

Cross-posted from National HIV Prevention Conference

The final plenary of NHPC 2015 focused on the issues of sexual health for youth, the need to deliver effective HIV prevention messages, and the role social media can play in public health outreach. The session also featured closing remarks…

Why Protecting Humans Rights Is Critical to Achieving an AIDS-Free Generation

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Deborah Birx, MD, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
Cross-posted from Huffington Post

On Human Rights Day, we join the global community in recommitting to protecting the human rights of all people. The protection of human rights provides the foundation for ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, a global goal the world set…

National LGBT2S Tribal Day of Action

Cross-posted from Indian Health Services Blog

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…

Carl’s #GetCovered Story: No Longer Gambling with His Life

Cross-posted from HHS Blog

I’m 25 years old and work for a human resources contractor in the oil and gas industry. It’s a good job, but it doesn’t come with health insurance benefits. That really stressed me out. You see, I’m HIV+ and my…

5 Facts for Consumers about the Fee for Not Having Health Coverage

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Cross-posted from The CMS Blog

One of the best parts of my job is the time I spend during Open Enrollment out on the road, talking with people who are looking to sign up for coverage at The people I meet often ask questions…

National HIV Prevention Conference: Day 3 Recap

Cross-posted from National HIV Prevention Conference

Dr. Laura Cheever, Associate Administrator of the HIV/AIDS Bureau at the Health Resources and Services Administration, introduced the Day 3 plenary, which focused on issues related to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute…

New findings from CDC survey suggest too few schools teach prevention of HIV, STDs, pregnancy

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Cross-posted from CDC Newsroom

In most of the United States, fewer than half of high schools and only a fifth of middle schools teach all of the 16 topics recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as essential components of sexual…

HHS Partners with LGBT Organizations to Promote Open Enrollment Activities during LGBT Week of Action

Cross-posted from HHS Press Office

With the December 15 deadline for coverage starting in January 2016 fast approaching, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced partnerships with key national organizations to support LGBT outreach and enrollment efforts during 2016 Open Enrollment. As…