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September 27th is National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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SEP-27-12  National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) calls on gay men to help end the epidemic by raising awareness about routine testing, immediate access to treatment for those who test positive, and the importance of ending stigma and homophobia so are too often barriers to testing and treatment.  Learn More >>
 

Press Release: FDA Approves First Drug for Reducing the Risk of Sexually Acquired HIV Infection

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JUL-16-12  Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate), the first drug approved to reduce the risk of HIV infection in uninfected individuals who are at high risk of HIV infection and who may engage in sexual activity with HIV-infected partners.  Truvada, taken daily, is to be used for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in combination with safer sex practices to reduce the risk of sexually-acquired HIV infection in adults at high risk.
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SAMHSA Announces $131.5M for Activities Advancing Ntn'l HIV/AIDS Strategy Through Behavioral Health

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JUL-05-12  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) is now accepting applications under its Targeted Capacity Expansion Program: Substance Abuse Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High Risk for grants totaling up to $130.5 million over the course of a five-year period.
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Rapid H.I.V. Home Test Wins Federal Approval

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JUL-03-12  (NY Times) After decades of controversy, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new H.I.V. test on Tuesday that for the first time makes it possible for Americans to learn in the privacy of their homes whether they are infected.
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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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