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Don’t miss out on savings & new plans: Update and compare by Dec 15

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If you have 2016 Marketplace insurance and want coverage for 2017, your best bet is to update your 2017 health insurance application with your expected income and household information for the year ahead – even if you want to keep the same plan. Update by December 15 and your changes take effect January 1. Why…

HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Releases Second Annual Client-Level Data Report

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The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau today published our second annual national Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) client-level data report. The data are collected through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Services Report (RSR). This dataset is the HIV/AIDS Bureau’s primary source of annual, client-level data collected from more than 2,000 funded grant…

HHS Report Highlights Accomplishments in Advancing LGBT Health and Well-Being

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released Advancing LGBT Health and Well-being, the sixth annual report of the HHS Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Policy Coordinating Committee. This 2016 report highlights HHS activities related to advancing the health and well-being of LGBT communities in the United States. Read the Report. Read…

Syringe Services Programs: Effective for HIV Prevention

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Summary: According to the latest CDC Vital Signs, only 1 in 4 people who inject drugs (PWID) in 22 US cities reported getting all their needles from sterile sources. According to the latest CDC Vital Signs report, only 1 in 4 people who inject drugs (PWID) in 22 US cities reported getting all their needles…

CMS, CDC & HRSA Host State Medicaid & Public Health HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group

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On December 6-7, the 19 state teams that form the HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group* (HHIAG) will meet in Washington, DC, to develop new approaches for achieving better outcomes along the HIV care continuum for their Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries who are living with HIV. These teams will be comprised of a cross-section…

World AIDS Day 2016

John Kerry Secretary of State

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC December 1, 2016 On World AIDS Day, we commemorate the lives lost and communities devastated by HIV/AIDS. We also celebrate those lives that have been saved and the courageous individuals who have brought hope and healing to those living with and affected by this disease. Thirty-five…

World AIDS Day 2016: VHA focuses on Veterans and HIV Prevention

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World AIDS Day is Dec. 1. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) joins other Federal partners in efforts to increase HIV testing and treatment, as well as a call for prevention. This year’s theme is “Leadership. Commitment. Impact.” VA is the largest provider of HIV care in the U.S., treating over 27,000 Veterans in 2015 and…

World AIDS Day: Leadership. Commitment. Impact.

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Today, the U.S. Department of Labor joins in the global commemoration of World AIDS Day. Held annually on Dec. 1, it is an opportunity to show support for our family members, neighbors and colleagues living with HIV/AIDS, reflect on progress made and commit to continued collective action. The Labor Department is proud to be one…