In This Issue

Posted in: News 2015
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In This Issue It is hard to believe this is our last issue of the year. 2015 has been both an extremely challenging and inspirational year. In the United States we are having a new and complicated conversion about race in America and are begging the question “Do Black Lives Matter?”

World AIDS Day Wrap-Up

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World AIDS Day Wrap-Up Commemorating World AIDS Day On Dec. 1, 2015, several cities around the country commemorated World AIDS Day (WAD) with several events to raise awareness and to support PLWHA. (An estimated 34 million people have the virus worldwide, and more than 35 million people have died as a result of AIDS.)

National HIV Prevention Conference: Day One Recap

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National HIV Prevention Conference: Day One Recap Eugene McCray, M.D., Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thousands of attendees from around the country were in Atlanta, Georgia last week to attend the CDC’s 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference. For those …

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Save Money on Marketplace Health Insurance Plans

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Save Money on Marketplace Health Insurance Plans Financial aid through health exchanges related to the Federal Poverty Level Are you or your friends and family members among the 8 in 10 current Marketplace enrollees that can save money on health insurance through tax credits and cost sharing reductions?

Remembering the Lessons of HIV/AIDS

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Remembering the Lessons of HIV/AIDS Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, and Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services As some readers of this blog may already know, at the end of THIS month I will retire from the federal government after …

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In The Issues

Posted in: News 2015
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In This Issue This week we continue to talk about PrEP. As I’ve said over and over, we have the tools to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. But even though more people are taking PrEP, not enough people are taking the regimen that we can bring the epidemic to an end. And importantly, and we can’t …

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More Could Benefit from HIV Prevention Pill Truvada

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More Could Benefit from HIV Prevention Pill Truvada PrEP is one of a number of HIV prevention strategies for sexually active gay and bisexual men Too few Americans who are at risk for HIV infection are taking Truvada — a daily pill that could protect them against the virus that causes AIDS, federal health officials …

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PrEP: A Powerful Prevention Tool

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PrEP: A Powerful Prevention Tool Estimated percentage indications for Preexposure Prophylaxis to prevent HIV acquisition The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released its 2015 HIV Vital Signs focusing on preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP). This Vital Signs includes two Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR), one from CDC and one from New York State …

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Digital Tools: Supporting the White House’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy ~ Example from the Corporate Sector

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Digital Tools: Supporting the White House’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy ~ Example from the Corporate Sector AIDS.gov on Instagram As has been observed often, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020, is a national plan, not just a federal one. Active participation from stakeholders across all sectors of society is needed to put the Strategy into …

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