Respecting the Rights of Hospital Patients: Presidential Memorandum
By Miguel Gomez
April 16, 2010
On April 15, a Presidential Memorandum was released about hospital visitations related to the rights of hospital patients to receive visitors and to designate surrogate decision makers for medical emergencies. This is an important action for Gay and Lesbian Americans, who are often barred from the bedside of the partners with whom they've spent decades of their lives. For more information, please read the entire memorandum.
ONAP Releases Report of Community Recommendations for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy
By Gregorio Millett
April 9, 2010
This article was cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog. Gregorio Millett is Senior Policy Advisor in the White House Office of National AIDS Policy. (Cross-posted from the Office of National AIDS Policy Blog.)
Open Government Initiative
By Norm Eisen
April 8, 2010
Using the Internet to Provide HIV-Prevention Messages to Men Who Have Sex With Men
By Miguel Gomez
April 6, 2010
On Wednesday, March 24, I had the pleasure of taking part in a day-long meeting about using the Internet to provide effective HIV-prevention messages to men who have sex with men (MSM). The meeting was sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Medicare Expands Coverage for Treating Facial Lipodystrophy Syndrome in People Living With HIV
March 29, 2010
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a press release to announce its decision to cover facial injections for Medicare beneficiaries who experience symptoms of depression due to the stigmatizing appearance of severely hollowed cheeks resulting from the drug treatment for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The decision, that was announced on March 23, 2010 was effective immediately.
Increasing Access to Health Care for People Living With HIV: We Need Your Help
By Georgina Verdugo
March 23, 2010
Redoubling Our Efforts on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
By Tina Tchen
March 10, 2010
This article was cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog. Tina Tchen is Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement and Executive Director of the Council on Women and Girls. (Cross-posted from the White House Office of National AIDS Policy Blog.)
Federal Interagency Members Meet With Public on Next Steps for the National AIDS Strategy
By Julia Eisman
February 24, 2010
This article was cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog. Julia Eisman is New Media Communications Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
New Avenues for Expression and Engagement With Youth Around Sexual Health Information
By Josie Halpern-Finnerty
February 16, 2010
The Internet Sexuality Information Services, Inc. (ISIS) hosts an annual conference on using technology to increase access to sexual health information among youth -- and Sex::Tech is less than two weeks away! As ISIS' Margaret Lucas told us, "Sex::Tech brings together leaders in the fields of STD/HIV prevention, education, unplanned pregnancy prevention, government and technology to explore ways new media can improve young people's access to sexual health information. These pioneers will lead discussions on ways to harness the Internet, social networks and mobile technologies to advance sexual health. The Sex::Tech 2010 program includes successes, innovations, technology intensives and expert insights, in addition to providing a platform to showcase youth-led advocacy."
Reaching the Right People With the Right Tools for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
By Deb LeBel
February 3, 2010
I recently had a conversation with LaMont "Montee" Evans of Healthy Black Communities to talk about plans for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). On February 7, 2010, the nation will recognize NBHAAD for the 10th year. Evans serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Healthy Black Communities, Inc., the lead organization on the Strategic Leadership Council (SLC) which plans and directs this day annually. This year's theme is "HIV/AIDS Prevention: A Choice and Lifestyle."
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