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This April, those working in youth advocacy, health and technology will gather at the youth + health + tech (YTH) Live Conference . Taking place on April 6-8 in San Francisco, this conference showcases new technologies that are advancing the health and wellness of youth, young adults, and other underserved populations. Over 600 attendees and 2,000…

Open Enrollment Ends in 6 Days, Lots of Help Available

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HIV community members and those seeking coverage — remember that there are multiple ways for people to get help finding coverage in the final 6 days of the Affordable Care Act’s first Open Enrollment period, which ends next Monday, March 31, 2014. More Americans every day are finding quality, affordable coverage on the Health Insurance…

World TB Day: The Fight Against HIV/AIDS Is Vital to a Future Without Tuberculosis

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Today, Monday, March 24, 2014, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) joins the international community in commemorating World TB Day and those who have lost their lives to this terrible disease; TB is second only to HIV/AIDS in global deaths due to infectious diseases. Moreover, the World Health Organization  estimates that at…

On World TB Day, Faster Progress Needed Against HIV & TB

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From the start of the AIDS pandemic, HIV and tuberculosis (TB) have operated in lethal collaboration. Indeed TB, the millennia-old scourge, remains the single biggest killer of people living with HIV/AIDS, claiming the lives of more than 800 people every day. A powerful new film will premiere on PBS this week , about drug-resistant TB in communities…

President Obama Announces Douglas M. Brooks, MSW, as Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama announced the appointment of Douglas M. Brooks, MSW, as the Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP). A leading HIV/AIDS policy expert, Douglas most recently served as Senior Vice President for Community, Health, and Public Policy at the Justice Resource Institute (JRI). As the Director…

World TB Day

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Today, March 24, is World Tuberculosis Day. The annual observance provides the opportunity to raise awareness about TB-related problems and solutions and to support worldwide TB-control efforts. World TB Day also calls us to remember that the global burden of TB remains enormous, particularly among people with HIV/AIDS, among whom TB is the leading cause…

HHS Publishes Rule Requiring Health Plans to Accept 3rd Party Payments from Ryan White

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On March 19, 2014, HHS published an interim final rule in the Federal Register that requires issuers of qualified health plans (QHPs), including stand-alone dental plans (SADPs), offered through the ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplaces to accept premium and cost-sharing payments made on behalf of enrollees by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, other Federal and State…

Addressing Violence Against Women and Children Is Critical to Achieving an AIDS-Free Generation and the Millennium Development Goals

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During this week’s 58th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women , the global community will come together to reflect on key achievements and challenges in advancing progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for women and girls. This provides an opportune moment to examine the impact of one such challenge: violence against…