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WATCH: Aaron Laxton: "How Do You Cope With Your HIV Diagnosis?"

91 days since his diagnosis, Aaron Laxton ponders this questions because his own diagnosis began to hover over his head. read more

As HIV Devastates Rural Indiana, Experts Ask: How Could This Happen?

Republican lawmaker calls for needle exchange program as CDC arrives in Indiana to investigate HIV outbreak. read more

Which 'Mean Girls' Star Wants You to Wear a Condom, Talk About Sex, and Consider PrEP?

Looking star Daniel Franzese plays one of television's only HIV-positive characters and that comes with responsibility to make sure kids play safe. read more

Op-ed: Every President and Congress in Last 34 Years Has Sat Back and Let Us Die

While accepting the first annual Larry Kramer Activism Award from GMHC at their Spring Gala this week, the famous rabble rouser had a few choice words about genocide, pharma, and the cure. Here's his full speech. read more

STUDY: People With HIV Age 14 Years Faster

New study shows evidence HIV accelerates age-related diseases. Contributor: Katie Peoples read more

Positive Spin: New digital storytelling project encourages HIV prevention, testing, and treatment

We are excited to announce the release of Positive Spin, a digital educational tool that uses the power of personal stories and video to raise awareness about the HIV care continuum and to encourage people living with HIV to get into treatment. The AIDS.gov team worked with our Federal colleagues, healthcare professionals, people living with...

HHS launches innovative digital storytelling project to support federal HIV response

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2015 Contact: HHS Press Office 202-690-6343 HHS launches innovative digital storytelling project to support federal HIV response Personal stories encourage HIV prevention, testing and treatment The U.S. Show More Summary

Advancing Awareness and Action Against Hepatitis C among African Americans

A recent forum convened by HHS focused on strengthening the response to hepatitis C in African American communities, gathering representatives of more than three dozen organizations from across the nation to discuss ideas, opportunities, and strategies to address this significant health disparity. Show More Summary

Virtual Office Hours: Social Media Conversations with the HIV Community

Through Virtual Office Hours, AIDS.gov offers free, personalized technical assistance to help federal and non-federal HIV program staff on how to access, talk about or improve their use of digital tools and social media channels to improve their outreach. We hold these 45-minute sessions every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Eastern). You can register...

Aaron Laxton's My HIV Journey: "Day 79 Viral Load"

At this stage Aaron Laxton has been on his HIV antiretroviral medication, Atripla, for 8 weeks and reports that his lab results show a successful decrease in his viral load. read more

World TB Day 2015

Today, March 24, is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. This annual observance provides an opportunity to raise awareness about TB-related problems and solutions, and to support worldwide TB-control efforts. While great strides have been made to control and cure TB, people still get sick and die from this disease in our country. Much more needs to...

Celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

Today marks the 5th anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), through which millions of Americans have gained new benefits and protections. To mark the occasion, President Obama issued this statement and the White House released a 5th year Anniversary Report showing how the ACA is working to improve the affordability, accessibility,...

HIV, Cocktails, and One Mother's Love

One man tried to hide his life from his parents, until he just couldn't hide anymore. read more

Posts, Pins, and Tweets: National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2015

Today’s observance of National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) is the ninth annual commemoration. Since the first NNHAAD in 2007, much has changed in digital communications and in our collective response to HIV. To support NNHAAD in 2015, AIDS.gov is using multiple social media platforms: Posts Although it is a relatively new platform, Instagram  is an...

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 20, 2015, is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day . This day is an opportunity for Native people across the United States to learn about HIV and AIDS, encourage HIV counseling and testing in Native communities, and help decrease the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS. On March 20, we recognize the impact of HIV and AIDS on...

Aaron Laxton's My HIV Journey: "Who Would You Tell That You Are HIV Positive?"

Aaron Laxton posed the serious question that everyone must think about—Who would you tell? Why or why not? read more

5 Ways to Spot Someone Else’s Self-Destructive Behaviors

We've all seen a friend or family member spiral out of control. How do you know when to step in? read more

SAMHSA Funding Opportunity: Targeted Capacity Expansion for Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High-Risk for HIV/AIDS

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is seeking grant applications from community-based organizations (CBOs) or Tribes from areas of high HIV prevalenceShow More Summary

HHS Report Shows Evidence that the ACA Is Working

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report [PDF 5KB] this week showing that 16.4 million uninsured people have gained health coverage since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) almost 5 years ago—a historic reduction in the uninsured. Some key findings: 14.1 million uninsured people gained coverage between Oct. 2013 and March...

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