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The HIV Prevention Planning Group guides HIV prevention in the District of Columbia, along with the DC Department of Health's HIVAIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration (HAHSTA.)

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Confidential and/or anonymous testing for exposure to HIV—the virus that causes AIDS—is available at several locations across the city.

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Learn more about HIV/ AIDS and the services and resources we provide.

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Learn about animal Hobby Permits and how to apply for them.

Permits, Licenses and Certifications

Learn about Home Care Ageny licensing, regulations and oversight.

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Learn about hospital licensing, regulations, inspections and how to file a complaint. 

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All  HIV Prevention Planning Group (HPPG) meetings are open to the public and held in handicapped-accessible facilities. Meeting agendas are posted 48 hours prior to a meeting.

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The Food Safety and Hygiene Inspection Services agency inspects health-related establishments including spas, beauty and barber shops, training, manicuring and massage parlors to protect and preserve public health. 

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Get a Jump on Good Health

Learn about immunization resources and programs.

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The DC Department of Health offers programs that provide services to parents and children in their own homes.

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The District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH) recognizes the importance of tracking, promoting and improving the health of its youngest residents. 

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Find information, resources and reporting instructions on a range of infectious diseases, including Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs). 

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DOH's Institutional Review Board for Public Health (IRBPH) protects the rights and welfare of human research subjects recruited to participate in research activities or data collected on human subjects conducted under the auspices of the Department of Health. 

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The Intermediate Care Facilities Division (ICFD) licenses group homes for persons with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities residing in the District of Columbia. 

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Licensed intermediate care facilities are available for those with intellectual disabilities, providing a home-like environment that offers the necessary staff, programs, support services and equipment for their care and habilitation.

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The DC 30/ J-1 Waiver encourages international medical graduates to practice in underserved areas of the District for three years in exchange for a waiver of the J-1 visa home residency requirement.

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See a list of Licensing Boards that review application packages and determine license eligibility.

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Things you can do for a healthier liver, and a list of herbs linked to liver damage.

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Information and resources about HIV to share and consider with your treating physician as part of your disease management plan.