D.C. health advocates meet to discuss women’s health

From the marble halls of Congress to the kitchen tables across the country, there has been much talk about women’s health in recent months. And in the city that is home to the U.S. Capitol – and some of the nation’s poorest health outcomes – the same issue took center stage this week.

National Public Health Week 2012 to address disease prevention

Through this year's theme, “A Healthier America Begins Today,” National Public Health Week will focus on a holistic approach to focus on disease prevention and wellness. Learn more about how you can be involved in this year’s activities from Kimberly Moore, director of Affiliate Affairs at APHA.

World AIDS Day: Celebrating progress, recognizing challenges ahead

Today, on the 24th anniversary of World AIDS Day, people from all over the world come together in solidarity to show support for those who have been touched by AIDS and to recognize the shared commitment to reduce the burden of the disease for future generations.

Putting the National HIV/AIDS Strategy into practice

Patient advocates and health organizations from across the country are convening in Atlanta this week for the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With a strong focus on building momentum around the National HIV/AIDS Strategy that was released by the White House last year, the conference,...

New report shows HIV rates holding steady, concealing troubling trend

The number of new HIV cases in the U.S. remained stable between 2006 and 2009 with roughly 50,000 new infections each year, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released today. The steady rate in overall incidence, however, masks the glaring health disparities that persist with the epidemic. The data, published...

Insurance plans may have to offer free birth control, HIV tests

The Institute of Medicine convened a group of specialists that recommends specific preventive services for women, such as free contraception, be included under the healthcare reform law. Among others, panel also recommends free coverage for gestational diabetes screening tests; domestic violence screening and counseling; and breastfeeding counseling and supplies.

30 years of HIV/AIDS: Doing more with prevention

The recent 30th anniversary of the first documented HIV/AIDS case offers a reminder of how the public health community can help shape the prevention conversation.