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Care Counts: Women, Families, and the Affordable Care Act Challenge Contest

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Editor’s note: For more information about the contest, including rules, updates, and discussions, please visit the Care Counts page at www.carecounts.challenge.gov. About the Challenge Women are often at the center of healthy and resilient families; they make approximately 80% of all family health care decisions and are more likely to be the primary caregivers for…

New resources available to help consumers navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace

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Editor’s Note: Among the Navigator grant recipients are HIV/AIDS service organizations including AIDS Alabama and Utah AIDS Foundation. New resources available to help consumers navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace HHS awards $67 million to Navigators and recognizes more than 100 organizations as Champions for Coverage Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced…

CDC Announces Availability of $130 Million to Support Capacity Building Assistance for High-Impact HIV Prevention

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On August 2, 2013 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the competitive availability of fiscal year (FY) 2014 funds to implement funding opportunity announcement (FOA), PS14-1403: Capacity Building Assistance for High-Impact Prevention. This program will support multiple awards to implement capacity building programs that meet or exceed FOA requirements and performance targets….

Webinar: PrEP Initiation and Adherence among Black Men who have Sex with Men (BMSM) in Three U.S. Cities

HIV Prevention Trails Network 073

Please join the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) launch of a Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) study for Black men who have sex with men (BMSM). The new study, HPTN 073, is a demonstration project designed to see if BMSM are willing to use Truvada® for PrEP. Date: Wed, Aug 14, 2013 Time: 2:00 PM EDT Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes…

FDA approves first rapid diagnostic test to detect both HIV-1 antigen and HIV-1/2 antibodies

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first rapid Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) test for the simultaneous detection of HIV-1 p24 antigen as well as antibodies to both HIV-1 and HIV-2 in human serum, plasma, and venous or fingerstick whole blood specimens. Approved for use as an aid in the diagnosis of HIV-1…

Secretary Sebelius Discusses the Importance of the Affordable Care Act in Responding to HIV/AIDS

Sebelius AIDS 2012 Opening Session

In a new video, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius discusses some of the ways the Affordable Care Act is supporting people at risk for or living with HIV. She has previously observed that the law is “one of the most important pieces of legislation in the history of our fight against HIV/AIDS.”…

Coming This Month: Health Insurance Marketplace Trainings

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Two months from today – on October 1, 2013 the online Health Insurance Marketplace will open in every state and the District of Columbia. No matter what state you live in, you’ll be able to use the Marketplace to apply for coverage, compare your options, and enroll. As we get closer to the opening of…

Affordable Care Act News: Navigator Final Rule Released

Marilyn Tavenner

On July 15, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took the next step in moving toward implementation of the Health Insurance Marketplaces by finalizing a proposed rule outlining the standards for Navigators, the in-person assisters in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces. The rule identifies training, conflict of interest standards, and standards for…