5 Tips for National HIV Testing Day

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June 27 is the 20th annual observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). Here are some tips for getting involved. 5 Tips for National HIV Testing Day 2015 TIP #1 This year’s theme is “Take the Test. Take Control.” Find resources, fact sheets and more on the National HIV Testing Day page on   TIP…

Funding Available from NIH’s HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project


NIH’s National Library of Medicine (NLM) has announced the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Awards of up to $50,000 are available. Applications are due by July 20, 2015….

NEW VIDEO! National HIV Testing Day Message from Dr. Ronald Valdiserri

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National HIV Testing Day is June 27, 2015. Please watch and share this new message on HIV testing from Dr. Ronald O. Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases. The theme for National HIV Testing Day 2015 is: “Take the Test. Take Control.” We encourage you to view the additional federal resources for National…

New Issue Brief on ACA and People Living with HIV from Kaiser Family Foundation


The Kaiser Family Foundation has released a new issue brief, The ACA and People Living with HIV: Profiles from the Field. Featuring in-depth profiles of 12 people living with HIV, the document highlights how the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) coverage expansions impacted their access to coverage and care. According to the Issue Brief’s authors, while some…

CMS Seeks Input on Proposed Out-of-Pocket Comparison Tool


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is developing an Out-of-Pocket (OOP) Cost Comparison Tool to help consumers make more informed choices about their health insurance coverage and help them pick a plan that will best meet their needs. The proposed tool will allow shoppers in the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFMs) to see estimates of…

A Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci: Results from the START Trial and Implications for the Global Treatment of HIV

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Last week, NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) released the exciting results of the Strategic Timing of Antiretroviral Treatment (START) study, a randomized, controlled clinical trial to more clearly define the optimal time and benefits for people with HIV to begin antiretroviral therapy (ART). Given the implications of the study, sat…

Getting Public Feedback Online?

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What do you call a process for generating new ideas? If you said “brainstorming,” allow us to introduce you to the digital form of that process: ideation tools. These are online feedback forums you can use to: Engage your stakeholders directly Capture new ideas Collect input and feedback on issues that matter to you and…

New ACA Guidance Addresses Preventive Services Coverage Requirements for Transgender Individuals


The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury issued new guidance on May 11th, clarifying consumers’ rights to coverage of preventive services under the Affordable Care Act, including the rights of transgender individuals who have historically experienced inequities in access to health care services. The ACA requires that a set of…