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The Impact of Missed Health Care Visits on HIV Outcomes and Mortality (Video) Img
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The Impact of Missed Health Care Visits on HIV Outcomes and Mortality (Video)

It may seem like common sense that seeing our HIV health care provider regularly is good for our health. But that doesn't stop many of us from skipping appointments. Recent research sought to determine exactly how important regular health care is for...

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SAMHSA Launches Behavioral Health and HIV/AIDS Web Page

Our HHS colleagues at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently launched a new page on their website devoted to behavioral health and HIV/AIDS.

SAMHSA is dedicated to promoting wellness and reducing the impact o...

FDA and FTC Act to Remove Fraudulent HIV and STD Products From the Market Img
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FDA and FTC Act to Remove Fraudulent HIV and STD Products From the Market

Two U.S. agencies have "announced a joint effort to remove products from the market that make unproven claims to treat, cure and prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV/AIDS," Miguel Gomez of AIDS.gov reports. "Among the products ...

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On 30th Year of HIV/AIDS, Obama Administration Recommits to Fighting Pandemic

As we approach 30 years since the first reported cases of AIDS in the United States on Sunday, June 5, I'm excited to share with you the message that the White House released this afternoon on 30 years of AIDS. You can read the press statement below ...

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HHS Launches New Website: Stopbullying.gov

Today, HHS launches a new website called Stopbullying.gov. The site provides information from government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators, and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying. It also provides informa...

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Effective HIV Prevention Programs in the U.S.

Last month at the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), Jonathan Mermin, MD, of the CDC gave a presentation addressing how the U.S. should move forward with its HIV prevention interventions. In this AIDS.gov video, Merm...

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Tobacco Control and HIV

Yesterday, Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health and Secretary Kathleen Sebelius launched the first ever comprehensive tobacco control strategic action plan, Ending the Tobacco Epidemic: A Tobacco Control Strategic Action Plan (PDF) that out...

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HHS Secretary Addresses Bullying and Teen Suicide

The problems of bullying and suicide are serious -- and children or adolescents who are, or are perceived to be, LGBT are at particular risk. We would like to note that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Education Secretary Arne Duncan highlighted t...

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Remarks and Video From HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at the U.S. Conference on AIDS 2010

This article was cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog. Miguel Gomez is the Director of AIDS.gov.

Today is the second day of the U.S. Conference on AIDS and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke at the lunch-time plenary session.

In her speech, Secre...

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IAC 2010 Session: HIV/AIDS in the Information Age -- How Digital Media Can Fight the Epidemic: A Blog Entry From Positive Policy

This article was cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog. Miguel Gomez is AIDS.gov's director and Michelle Samplin-Salgado is AIDS.gov's new media strategist.

Tonight, as part of the 2010 International AIDS Conference, we attended a session on new media...