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Spotlight on Elimination of Perinatal Transmission of Hepatitis B

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As we approach Mother’s Day, which happens to occur during May’s observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month, it is an ideal time to learn more about hepatitis B and the important steps to that can be taken to realize the goal of eliminating mother-to-infant transmission of this preventable disease. Elimination of perinatal transmission of hepatitis B…

New CDC Web Page Highlights ACA-Covered Preventive Services for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB

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Under the Affordable Care Act, most health plans must cover a set of preventive services like shots and screening tests at no cost to you. All Marketplace plans and many other plans must cover the preventive services without charging you a copayment or coinsurance. This is true even if you haven’t met your yearly deductible….

Sexual Health Resources Available for STD Awareness Month

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April is STD Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise public awareness about the impact of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) on the lives of Americans and the importance of preventing, testing for, and treating STDs. There is a strong connection between STDs and HIV, as the behaviors and circumstances that put people at risk for…

Take Action to be Ready and Resilient

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April 30 is America’s first PrepareAthon!, a national day of action for individuals, organizations, and communities to become better prepared to withstand disasters. The PrepareAthon! is an opportunity for people living with HIV as well as the agencies that serve them to be sure they are well prepared for the emergencies or disasters most likely…

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Tips: Qualifying Life Events

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The initial open enrollment period in the Health Insurance Marketplace closed on March 31, 2014 and the next open enrollment period will be between November 15, 2014 and February 15, 2015. But did you know that some life events may qualify you to enroll in private health insurance coverage through the Marketplace outside of the…

Webcast: What’s Next? The ACA and Ryan White in a Post-Enrollment Environment

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On Thursday, April 17, 2014, HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will co-host a webcast, “What’s Next? The Affordable Care Act and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program in a Post-Enrollment Environment.” The webcast is scheduled for 2:00pm to 3:00pm (EDT) and will review steps to take in working…

LGBT Health Awareness Week

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This week is the annual observance of LGBT Health Awareness Week and we wanted to share the following two cross-posts: From HHS:  Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ statement Observing LGBT Health Awareness Week From the White House blog: Dr. Biden Meets with LGBT Americans Benefiting from the Affordable Care Act

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…