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Statement by the President on National HIV Testing Day

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JUN-27-12  National HIV Testing Day highlights the importance of HIV testing and the fight against HIV/AIDS.
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June 27th is National HIV Testing Day (NTHD)

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JUN-27-12  National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), June 27, is an annual observance to promote HIV testing.  This is a particularly important time for YOU to get involved! Take the Test, Take Control.
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Walgreens & Greater Than AIDS Join Health Depts. & Local AIDS Orgs. to Provide Free HIV Test

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JUN-14-12  Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS are teaming with health departments and local AIDS organizations to provide FREE HIV testing at 47 Walgreens stores in 20 cities across the nation in June in support of National HIV Testing Day (June 27).
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amfAR Hill Briefing: A Cure for HIV/AIDS

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JUN-20-12  Join amfAR for a briefing on Capitol Hill on June 20, 2012 from 12-4 pm in Dirksen Senate Office Building.  Experts will discuss a range of novel approaches being explored in the search for a cure for HIV/AID, policy implications and the importance of innovative collaborative initiatives.  Click here for more information. 
 

CDC Announces Funding Opportunity for HBV and HCV Testing and Linkage to Care

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MAY-22-12  The CDC announced an opportunity to apply for grants to support testing and linkage to care for HBV and HCV. This opportunity was made possible with funding the CDC Division of Viral Hepatitis received from the Prevention and Public Health Fund.  Read more.
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CDC Proposes that All Baby Boomers Be Tested Once for Hepatitis C

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MAY-18-12  On the eve of the first ever National Hepatitis Testing Day (May 19), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is issuing draft guidelines proposing that all U.S. baby boomers get a one-time test for the hepatitis C virus.  Read more.
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HHS Asst. Secretary Koh Statement on Hepatitis Risk Assessment

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MAY-17-12  Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services Dr. Howard Koh issued a statement today on the hepatitis risk assessment tool recently launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Click here to read the statement.  
 

May 18th is National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

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MAY-18-12  May 18th is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD). This annual observance is a day to recognize everyone working to find a safe and effective HIV vaccine and to educate our communities about the importance of preventive HIV vaccine research.  Read more.
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CDC Releases Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention's Annual Report

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MAY-04-12  The Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) recently released its annual report, Accelerating Progress, Investing for Impact, which provides an overview of some of the HIV prevention activities conducted and supported by the CDC from late 2010 to the end of 2011.  Click here to access the report.  
 

FDA Blood Products Advisory Committee to Meet May 15-16

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MAY-15/16-12  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Blood Products Advisory Committee (BPAC) will meet on May 15th and 16th on a variety of topics including OraSure's application for approval of its OTC rapid HIV test and the evaluation of possible frozen plasma products.  Read more.
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