Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched Ready, Set, PrEP, a national program that makes medications for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), taken daily to prevent HIV, available at no cost to people without prescription drug insurance coverage.
Although more than one million people at risk for HIV in the United States could benefit from PrEP medications, only a small fraction get them. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommend PrEP for individuals at risk of acquiring HIV. When taken as prescribed, PrEP is highly effective at reducing an individual’s risk of acquiring HIV.
Ready, Set, PrEP is a key component of the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE) initiative. Bronx County is one of the 57 jurisdictions identified as target areas for the President’s initiative. EHE aims to reduce the number of new HIV transmissions in the United States by 75% in five years and by 90% in 10 years. By increasing awareness of PrEP and its access, the Ready, Set, PrEP program can provide thousands of people a safe, effective way to prevent HIV and bring our nation one step closer to ending the HIV epidemic.
“Ready, Set, PrEP is a historic expansion of access to HIV prevention medication and a major step forward in President Trump’s plan to end the HIV epidemic in America,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “Thanks to Ready, Set, PrEP, thousands of Americans who are at risk for HIV, including individuals in…
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New York Attorney General Letitia James today joined a coalition of 14 states in moving to protect Liberians who are beneficiaries of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) from deportation. Attorney General James and the coalition filed an amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs-appellants in African Communities Together v. Trump, who have asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit to reverse the federal district court’s dismissal of their lawsuit.
“Liberian immigrants are essential to the economic and cultural make-up of New York and this nation,” said Attorney General James. “Each individual and each family deserves a pathway to citizenship for the country they view as their home, instead of being forced to move to an unfamiliar, unsafe place. I am proud to join this coalition to push back against the Trump Administration’s attempts to terminate the lawful immigration status of long-term residents who came to America seeking safety and protection.”
As DED-holders, Liberians are not subject to immigration detention and removal and can legally reside and work in the United States. Many have lived in the United States for decades, building families, participating in the workforce, and…
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Bronx-born Romeo Santos made history Saturday night, becoming the first Latin artist to headline New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium.
The King of Bachata performed a sold-out show for a crowd of more than 80,000, his representatives said, singing for more than four hours at “Utopia the Concert”.
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You should know that this Thursday, October 24th, 2019 at 05:00 p.m., in the New York City Council Chamber, I will be celebrating Taiwanese Heritage Day with more than 200 leaders and members of New York’s Taiwanese community and the community at large.
It is important for you to know that this is not the first time I am hosting an event to celebrate the rich culture and diversity of one of New York’s immigrant communities.
When I was in the New York State Senate, the first thing I did was to organize and sponsor the very first Dominican Heritage Day, Garifuna Heritage Day, Bangladeshi Heritage Day, and Taiwanese Heritage Day in the New York State Senate.
My dear reader, you should know that no other Senator had taken this initiative before I arrived in the Senate Chamber to welcome immigrant communities such as New York’s Dominican, Garifuna, Bangladeshi and Taiwanese communities to address the New York State Senate in their own languages, and to celebrate their cultures.
You should also know that I held these very special events annually.
Ladies and gentlemen, I am truly honored and blessed to have been able to open the Senate chamber doors to welcome these immigrant communities into the halls of government.
As I did last year in the New York City Council Chambers, my fellow Council Members and I look forward to welcoming members of New York’s Taiwanese community again this coming Thursday. The delegation will include Ambassador Lily L. W. Hsu from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York and Mr. Justin Yu, Chair of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of New York to celebrate Taiwan’s culture with me at City Hall.
I am Councilmember Rev. Rubén Díaz, Sr. and this is what you should know.
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The latest buzzword in the mobile app development industry is blockchain. Originally devised for the digital currency bitcoin, the blockchain technology is gaining a lot of popularity in the app development sector. Casinos of the future offering games like RTP slots will also be using blockchain to verify transactions. Keep reading to know how this innovative technology is reshaping the mobile app sector.
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Safeguarding digital information is of great concern to mobile app developers. Blockchain technology has a solution for this security issue. Blockchain uses cryptography that prevents any third party from viewing private data. It uses cryptography for securing wallets, transactions and privacy-preserving protocols. Any user without the decryption key cannot access your app. This indicates that your mobile app…
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