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New Media and Organizations Serving Black Gay Men

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Last week, researchers, AIDS services organizations and others attended the National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS  and other Health Disparities. This annual event is hosted by National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities  (NAESM), an organization that has served the community of black men who have sex with men (BMSM) for almost 25 years. The theme of this year’s…

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) Coverage Extension

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Editor’s Note: We are sharing the following announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that individuals currently enrolled in the federally-run Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) who have not yet found new health insurance coverage can maintain their PCIP coverage until March 31, 2014. PCIPs were originally set to expire on December…

Honor

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Today we celebrate the memory of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who devoted his life to creating a world in which all people would be treated equally. During his lifetime, Dr. King inspired countless individuals to work toward that end. Over 45 years after his untimely death, his legacy continues to motivate people…

Twitter, Alicia Keys, and Video

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New media continues to be an effective tool to extend the reach of our HIV programs. An example can be found with this Sunday’s “We Are Empowered” National Watch Party and Twitter Chat about women and HIV/AIDS in America. Hosted by Grammy Award-winning artist and HIV advocate Alicia Keys along with Greater Than AIDS, “We…

New Fact Sheets Available to Help Consumers with Marketplace Questions

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released some easy-to-understand consumer fact sheets for those who are enrolling or who have newly enrolled in healthcare plans through the Marketplace. These fact sheets are great resources for organizations working to help people living with HIV/AIDS and others apply and enroll in healthcare coverage through the…

Serve on MLK Day

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Next Monday, January 20, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a national day of community service. Each year, across the U.S., Americans from all walks of life come together on this federal holiday to work to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems, serving their neighbors and communities. This year, educating community members about…

Pew Report: African Americans and Technology Use

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Earlier this week, the Pew Internet and American Life Project  released a new report  on African Americans and technology use based on a survey of American adults. This report is the first in a series of reports looking at technology use among different demographic groups across the United States. We asked Meico M. Whitlock, Senior Manager…

New Analysis Estimates the Number of People with HIV Who Could Gain New Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act

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A new analysis  by the Kaiser Family Foundation  in conjunction with researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides the first national estimates of the expected impact of the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansions on people with HIV. It is based on nationally representative data from the CDC’s Medical Monitoring Project (MMP), a surveillance…

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