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USCA 2014: Reflections of 3 Black Voices Bloggers

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The 2014 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA)  earlier this month was the largest HIV/AIDS-related gathering in the nation. During the conference, the AIDS.gov team provided daily social media coverage , policy updates, and technical assistance to conference participants in our social media lab. Today, we bring you personal perspectives of the conference from Guy Anthony, Kahlib Barton,…

Analysis: Opportunities Under the ACA for Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Among Women With HIV

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An estimated 36 percent of women in the U.S. report having experienced intimate partner violence (IPV), also called domestic violence, but among HIV positive women 55 percent report such experiences. A new Kaiser Family Foundation  analysis  looks at opportunities to address IPV in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that could help women who are HIV positive…

Resources to Support Health Insurance Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment

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As we approach the next open enrollment period for health care coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace (November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015), HIV service organizations and community-based groups are gearing up to help people at risk for and living with HIV as well as others to enroll in coverage. To assist groups and…

CDC Pre-Application Training Webinar Series for CBOs

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing pre-application trainings for CBOs interested in applying for Funding Opportunity PS15-1502: Comprehensive High-Impact Prevention Projects for Community-Based Organizations and/or other local, state, and federal funding opportunities. CDC is collaborating with funded Capacity Building Assistance providers to host a series of four live meeting webinar trainings….

We Need Every Tool to End HIV

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(Editor’s Note: This blog has been cross-posted from Advocate.com . For more information on PrEP, visit AIDS.gov.) HIV-negative gay men have a responsibility to use every tool at their disposal, including PrEP, to stay negative. I’m a PrEPer. I am HIV-negative, but I am taking an “AIDS” drug. In November 2013, I started taking Truvada, a drug that is used…

Advancing the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan: Checking-In with Federal and Community Leaders

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On Tuesday, 10/14/14, the cross-government working group supporting and monitoring the implementation of the updated Viral Hepatitis Action Plan—the Viral Hepatitis Implementation Group or “VHIG”—met in Washington, DC to share updates on 2014 accomplishments and plans for the coming year. Some of the highlights included: Promising preliminary data from HRSA’s Bureau of Primary Health Care…

Here’s What You Need to Know About Our Response to Ebola Right Now

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President Barack Obama delivers a statement to the press after a meeting with cabinet agencies coordinating the government’s Ebola response, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Oct.15, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Today, a health care worker from Dallas was transferred to Emory University Hospital for treatment after contracting the…

Plain Language Reference Guide Available to Assist HIV Service Organizations in Health Insurance Enrollment Efforts

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As we approach the 2015 Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Period (November 15, 2014 – February 15, 2015), many HIV service organizations and community-based groups nationwide are gearing up to help people at risk for and living with HIV to find and enroll in affordable health coverage. The Ryan White Affordable Care Enrollment (ACE) Technical…