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Revised Hepatitis C (HCV)/HIV Coinfection Section of the Adult and Adolescent Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines Released

Last week, the HHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents announced the release of the updated “Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents.” As described in What’s New in the Guidelines, this interim revision of the guidelines features a revised section on Hepatitis C (HCV)/HIV Coinfection that emphasizes...

The Power of a Freddie Mercury Moustache

  I’m in the process of doing something I’ve never done before… I’m growing a Freddie Mercury moustache. I’m revealing the moustache on World AIDS Day, December 1. Then, with your help we will, WE WILL rock AIDS together for the MTV Staying Alive Foundation. Because on December 4, 5 and 6 donations to this […]

Get Covered, Stay Covered! Tips for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Clients

Health insurance marketplaces across the country – including Healthcare.gov – are open for business as of November 15! The Affordable Care Enrollment Technical Assistance Center (ACE TA Center) works with Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grantees and providers to help diverse clients get enrolled in health coverage, and has these recommendations for clients: Stay Covered. If...

‘State of New Media and HIV 2014?: An assessment of social media in the HIV community

“We call upon the HIV community to declare that new media and emerging technologies are critical in helping us connect, create, listen, learn, and engage as we move toward an AIDS-free generation.” - AIDS.gov New Media Declaration, International AIDS Conference 2012 At the 2012 International AIDS Conference,  AIDS.gov reported on the findings from our first-ever...

Don’t Miss Our Nov. 24 Webinar on Health Insurance Marketplace Outreach Enrollment for Those at Risk for and Living with HIV

As part of our World AIDS Day activities, AIDS.gov is hosting a webinar, Toward an AIDS-free Generation: Healthcare Outreach and Enrollment for People Living with HIV, on Monday, November 24, 2014 from 2:00-2:45pm (ET). Designed for HIV service providers, community-based organizations, Federal staff, and other stakeholders this webinar will focus on open enrollment and the...

Colorful New World Waking poster.

Look at the beautiful poster Jim just designed. Tickets on sale now. Go to urbanstages.orgClick on Winter Rhythms. Then click on the calendar December 6 at 7:00pm

We Are Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On...

"...and our little lives are rounded with a sleep."I sat in Andy Gale's class yesterday, after having done Prospero's speech on my feet, loudly and bitterly saying these words, and circling around. A step or two I'll take to still my...Show More Summary

Graphic Memoir Recalls AIDS Medication Smuggling Scheme

The true story follows a gay nurse decides to to sell marijuana in order to make enough money to smuggle illegal AIDS medications into the U.S. read more

Conversations in 2014: HIV Care and Treatment

As partners around the world gear up for the annual observance of World AIDS Day on December 1, we at AIDS.gov are taking a moment to look back on some of our 2014 blog posts that we thought were particularly important.  Today, we share some of our blogs about efforts to enhance the treatment and...

Yes, You Can Still Have the Family You Always Dreamed Of, Even With HIV

People with HIV can have healthy, HIV-negative biological children, despite the stigma and misconceptions. read more

WATCH: Can a Pharmacist Help You Stay on Meds?

Walgreens is offering essential resources to HIV patients to make sure they receive their treatment on time. read more

Naughty Selfies Help Model and Athlete Break HIV Fundraising Record

Jack Mackenroth raised nearly $50,000 in just seven weeks, thanks in part to some cheeky marketing. read more

Great American Smokeout: Opportunity for PLWH Who Smoke to Make a Plan to Quit

Tomorrow is the Great American Smokeout , an annual observance organized by the American Cancer Society on the third Thursday of November, to encourage smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. Because of the high prevalence of smoking among people living with...

LAUNCHED! AIDS.gov Virtual Office Hours! Your social media questions answered here!

AIDS.gov hosts Social Media Labs to provide free technical assistance for AIDS service organizations (ASOs) and Federal HIV programs to extend their stakeholder outreach. But many in the HIV community face travel restrictions and cannot meet us in person. To extend the reach of our social media assistance, we have launched AIDS.gov Virtual Office Hours,...

Free Social Media Lab at APHA 2014!

The 142nd American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Exposition will be held November 15-19, 2014. The theme for the meeting is “Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Health and Well-Being.” The annual meeting provides many opportunities to learn more about current issues in public health, including topics related to HIV prevention, care,...

HIV and Smoking: A dangerous cocktail

The CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign tells the stories of real people who experienced the challenges and rewards of quitting smoking. One of those stories is about Brian, a former smoker who has HIV. His story shows how smoking cigarettes can intensify the health risks of HIV, even for people who have their condition...

Former POZ Coverboy, Bob Bowers, Rocks On VH1

Last month I posted a critical observation of VH1?s reality TV show, Couples Therapy. The post was in regard to how castmember Evel Dick’s HIV disclosure (in episode 5, “The Truth is Out There”) was handled. Two weeks ago, however, the show really stepped up when they brought in long-time HIV advocate and AIDS asskicker […]

Lessons Learned Over Lunch with my Mentor: First Annual Viiv Youth Summit

Last month, I attended Viiv Healthcare’s First Annual Youth Summit  and 16th Community Summit in Miami, Florida. The Youth Summit gathered 28 young people aged 18-30 from around the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico to collaborate and share ideas on how we can end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Panel discussions and workshops were designed to equip...

Nov. 24 Webinar on Health Insurance Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment for People At Risk for and Living with HIV: Register Today!

The 2015 open enrollment period to sign up for health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace—beginning November 15, 2014 and running through February 15, 2015—offers an important opportunity for the HIV community. As part of our World AIDS Day activities, AIDS.gov is hosting a webinar, Toward an AIDS-free Generation: Healthcare Outreach and Enrollment for People...

Elton John Sticks it to Russia's Antigay Law in Front of Thousands

Invoking Tchaikovsky, Tim Cook, and even the iPad, pop's megastar minced no words in calling out the absurd brutality of Russia's ban on so-called homosexual propaganda during a concert in St. Petersburg. read more

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