Ashley Judd – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerhouse woman leader, rising above personal issues, including depression, insomnia, and codependency. She has now taken on the challenge to lead the way in bettering the lives of others, with a focus on children. This activist, artist, with her focus on CHILDREN affected by HIV and HUMAN TRAFFICKING.       WOMAN of ACTION™     Ashley Judd     Ashley was born as … [Read more...]

World Aids Day – getting to zero‏, Antonella Villani

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Gender inequalities and HIV

According to the latest (2008) WHO and UNAIDS global estimates, women comprise 50% of people living with HIV. In sub-Saharan Africa, women constitute 60% of people living with HIV. In other regions, men having sex with men (MSM), injecting drug users (IDU), sex workers and their clients are among those most-at-risk for HIV, but the proportion of women living with HIV has been increasing in the last 10 years. This includes married or regular partners of clients of commercial sex, IDU and … [Read more...]

WORLD AIDS DAY celebrated DEC 1 in UK!

1 December 2013 is World AIDS Day and is the day that promotes talking about HIV and attempts to spread information about the disease. By talking about HIV it is hoped that the secrecy surrounding it is eradicated.   Greater understanding about HIV and AIDS means less prejudice and better prevention. HIV is a disease that attacks the body's immune system and affects the ability to fight infection and disease.   AIDS develops when the immune system can no longer fight infections that can … [Read more...]

Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators Convene in DC

Drs. Ron Valdiserri, Ellie McCance-Katz, and John Ward dicussing federal viral hepatitis initiatives with Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators from across the country. Last week I had the opportunity to discuss the federal response to viral hepatitis with some of our key allies in the states: the CDC-funded Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators who had assembled in Washington, DC for the third National Hepatitis Technical Assistance meeting organized and hosted by the National … [Read more...]

We’re Improving HealthCare.gov

Over the last few days, we’ve shared updates with you on our tech surge and the steps we’re taking to ensure that HealthCare.gov gets better. Starting tomorrow and moving forward, we will also provide updates through regular blogs and CMS press telebriefings. We know how critical affordable health coverage is, and as I’ve committed, we won’t stop improving the site until every American who wants it gains access to these new options for care. Today, we wanted to share an infographic that … [Read more...]

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT NEWS ROUND-UP

The Health Insurance Marketplace is set to open for enrollment next Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Here’s a round-up of the latest news from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the lead-up to this important milestone: Significant choice and lower than expected premiums available in the new Health Insurance Marketplace: A new report released by HHS finds that in state after state, consumers will see increased competition in … [Read more...]

Obamacare and LGBT Health, Kathleen Sebelius (VIDEO)

Throughout the administration, we operate on the fundamental belief that every American deserves equal opportunity, equal protection, and equal rights under the law. That’s why the Affordable Care Act is so important for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans. The health care law prevents health insurance companies from charging anyone a higher premium just because they happen to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. It also prevents insurers from raising rates or … [Read more...]

CDC launches new HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, TB Prevention’s Atlas

NCHHSTP Atlas to Feature County-Level Data, CDC Hosts Webinar Next week, CDC will launch the new version of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention’s (NCHHSTP) Atlas, which will feature county-level HIV and STD data. This online data visualization tool for CDC surveillance will offer users the opportunity to view more localized epidemiologic data for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including chlamydia, gonorrhea, primary and secondary syphilis, … [Read more...]

U.S. Conference on AIDS 2013 – Final Day

The 2013 U.S. Conference on AIDS  (USCA) came to a close yesterday with a plenary session on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, a much discussed topic throughout the four-day conference. Among the observations shared by a diverse panel were: The healthcare law extends important civil rights protections that can be helpful in addressing the continuing stigma and denials of care in health settings experienced by some people living with HIV (PLWH) across the nation, noted Deborah … [Read more...]

Zambian AIDS Epidemic, World Pulse on Ground!

Dispatches from the Zambian AIDS Epidemic This July, World Pulse Managing Editor Corine Milano traveled to Zambia as an International Reporting Project Fellow to cover health issues from the epicenter of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. With one of the highest HIV infection rates in the world—14.3% of the adult population—the Zambian people face an uphill battle. This series of interviews and firsthand accounts from World Pulse community members in Zambia reveals the strength of the country’s … [Read more...]

AIDS Service Center NYC’s New Media Evolution

Ramona’s Story (Director of Prevention Services) As a social media novice, I was apprehensive about the use of new media to engage and recruit young men who have sex with men (YMSM) at AIDS Service Center NYC Exit Disclaimer (ASCNYC). Traditional outreach strategies have been very successful for ASCNYC and the thought of “connecting” online with the community seemed counterintuitive and challenging to monitor. ASCNYC’s Assistant Director of Prevention Services, Guy Williams, spearheaded a … [Read more...]

World Hepatitis Day on July 28 – RSS feed now available

As we prepare to observe World Hepatitis Day on July 28, we we’d like to announce a new resource here on the blog: we’ve made available an RSS feed of all the posts about viral hepatitis. You can find it at this address: HERE. “RSS” stands for “Real Simple Syndication.” RSS feeds are a way for websites to distribute their content to people automatically. You can read more about them on this AIDS.gov new media tools page. Using this new RSS feed, you’ll get the latest blog posts from … [Read more...]

AIDS/HIV, the Next Steps – Secretary Sebelius and Valerie Jarett

Three years ago, President Obama announced an historic comprehensive plan to help turn the tide on HIV/AIDS in the United States: the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The Strategy has given a new sense of direction, and purpose in our fight against HIV and AIDS. Since the Strategy’s release, scientific developments have advanced our understanding of how to best fight HIV. We now understand that to prevent long-term complications of HIV, treatment is recommended for all adults and … [Read more...]

Women and HIV/AIDS (Infographic)

HIV/AIDS has claimed 30+ million lives since discovery. Its impact on society can be seen worldwide through the illness itself, discrimination, and even economically. Learn how this disease affects the lives of women around the world. Human immunodeficiency virus infection / acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a disease of the human immune system caused by infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). During the initial infection, a person may experience a brief period … [Read more...]

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