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Medicare Announces Coverage for Annual HIV Test Img

Medicare Announces Coverage for Annual HIV Test

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has expanded coverage to include one, annual voluntary screening for HIV for Medicare beneficiaries aged 15 to 65, without regard to perceived risk. This is in alignment with Centers for Disease Co...

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National HIV Prevention Conference -- Highlights of Day 2

This article was cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog.

This is the second in our series of daily re-caps from the National HIV Prevention Conference underway now in Atlanta. This biennial meeting focuses exclusively on the full spectrum of HIV preven...

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Approaching 30 Years of HIV/AIDS in the United States

In less than two months, we will mark the 30th anniversary of the first reported cases of what we now know as AIDS. In June 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a rare form of pneumonia diagnosed in five, previously hea...

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The National HIV/AIDS Strategy at the 2010 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care

This article was cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog. Dr. Ron Valdiserri is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The closing panel of the 2010 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Pre...

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Development of National HIV/AIDS Strategy Operational Plan Advances

Making significant strides toward developing the Department-wide operational plan to implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, representatives of 10 agencies and more than 13 staff offices from across HHS gathered for a two-day retreat last week. Get...

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We Want to Hear Your Comments About the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: A Blog Entry From Positive Policy

This article was cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog. Dr. Ron Valdiserri is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Federal Implementation Plan for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy ...

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Strategy Update: Regional Health Administrators and Ryan White Grantee Meeting

Earlier this week, I was able to join in on the weekly Regional Health Administrator's call and provide an update on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). Many of the Regional Health Administrators and the Regional AIDS Coordinators are already very...

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HHS Plans National HIV/AIDS Strategy Implementation

Yesterday the Department of Health and Human Services convened the first meeting of its HHS National HIV/AIDS Strategy Implementation Group. Comprised of representatives of 10 operational divisions and more than 13 staff offices from across HHS, the ...

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Conference Coverage

International AIDS Conference: Dr. Valdiserri Talks to Ambassador Eric Goosby -- A Blog Entry From Positive Policy

This article was cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog. Dr. Ron Valdiserri is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

On July 22, 2010, during the International AIDS Conference, I talke...

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Colds and Influenza

International AIDS Conference Day 5: Dr. Valdiserri Talks to Dr. John Brooks About HIV and Flu -- A Blog Entry From Positive Policy

This article was cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog. Dr. Ron Valdiserri is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Yesterday, during the International AIDS Conference, I spoke with D...