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2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment: Day Three Recap

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Innovative practices in HIV care, treatment, and prevention took center stage during day three of the 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment in Washington, DC. The day kicked off with a panel plenary session that featured Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grant recipients and…

Ending LGBT Clinical Bias

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people continue to experience discrimination in health care – underscoring the need for a dramatic shift in attitudes for a long-stigmatized minority and more behavioral health specialists working in primary care clinics. Not only does providing primary and behavioral health services in a single setting improve patient outcomes, said HRSA…

Use of Social Media to Improve Engagement, Retention, and Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum

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Background: This SPNS initiative will implement and evaluate innovative social media methods to identify, link, and retain HIV positive underserved, underinsured, hard-to-reach youth and young adults (ages 13-34) in HIV primary care and supportive services. These methods include system approaches utilizing a variety of social media, internet and mobile-based technologies to improve engagement and retention…

HOPE Act to facilitate organ recovery from HIV-positive donors

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In a notice published in the Federal Register on May 8, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced it will amend the OPTN Final Rule (42 CFR Part 121) to allow the recovery of transplantable organs from HIV-positive donors. This is a milestone in support of the federal HIV Organ Policy Equity…

HHS awards $2.2 billion in grants for HIV/AIDS care and medications

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that more than $2.2 billion in grants was awarded in fiscal year (FY) 2014 to cities, states and local community-based organizations, funded through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. This funding will ensure that more than half a million people living with and affected by HIV…

HRSA awards $9.9 million in Affordable Care Act funds to enhance HIV services in community health centers

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Administrator, Mary K. Wakefield, PhD, RN, announced $9.9 million in funding through the Affordable Care Act and the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund, to 22 health centers in Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland and New York. The awards will support the integration of high‐quality HIV services into primary care through…

HHS awards more than $295 million in Affordable Care Act funds to increase access to primary care at health centers

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Funding creates an estimated 4,750 new jobs; Helps newly insured access care Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today $295 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 1,195 health centers in every U.S. State, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin to expand primary care…

HRSA to host National HIV Testing Day Webcast

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“Take the Test, Take Control,” the theme for National HIV Testing Day, is the message we want to deliver to the half a million people who don’t know they are living with HIV. National HIV Testing Day is June 27 and of the approximately 1.1 million people living with HIV (PLWH) in the United States,…