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U.S. Conference on AIDS 2013 – Highlights from Day 2

Phill Wilson

The annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) continued yesterday, Monday, September 9, 2013, in New Orleans with a rich series of sessions on topics addressing many aspects of the HIV care continuum. The Engagement Challenge: Step-Up and Lead President Obama’s July 2013 Executive Order creating the HIV Care Continuum Initiative called upon federal agencies and…

U.S. Conference on AIDS 2013 – Highlights from Day 1

USCA Federal Panel

The annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) opened yesterday, Sunday, September 8, 2013 in New Orleans. Organized by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), the conference has drawn more than 1,700 stakeholders from all fronts of the HIV/AIDS epidemic—from case managers and physicians, to public health workers and advocates, people living with HIV/AIDS, and policymakers…

Addressing the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities

White House

Today we are proud to announce the release of the report by the President’s Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities. We have had the honor of serving as co-chairs of the interagency Federal Working Group since March 2012, when President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum…

Dental Coverage: Another Reason to Shop in the Marketplace

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Editor’s Note: Oral health is a significant issue for people living with HIV/AIDS. Learn more at AIDS.gov’s Oral Health Issues page. As you’re creating your Health Insurance Marketplace account and getting ready to sign up for health insurance in the Marketplace on October 1, don’t forget about dental care. Dental care is an important part…

Conversations with AIDS.gov: The 2013 U.S. Conference on AIDS

Valdiserri Kawata video

Dr. Ron Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, and Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP), talked with Mr. Paul Kawata, Executive Director of the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) , about the upcoming annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA). NMAC convenes USCA, which will take place from September 8-11. Watch…

Affordable Care Act Broadens Public Health Foundation

Jonathan Mermin

A call that began in 2011 from the U.S. Department of State is still loud and clear today: that we can achieve an AIDS-free generation. High-impact prevention, continuum-of-care efforts, and sound prevention science, including PrEP, are a part of ending new HIV infections in this country. Through the Affordable Care Act, we will have a…

Health Insurance Marketplace: 10 Things Providers Need to Know

CMS

Editor’s note: For more information about the Affordable Care Act and HIV/AIDS, please visit http://aids.gov/federal-resources/policies/health-care-reform/index.html. A primary goal of the Affordable Care Act is to help the 16% uninsured and eligible Americans gain access to quality, affordable health care. Central to this goal is the creation of the Health Insurance Marketplace. Through the Marketplace, eligible Americans…

Save the Date: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and Essential Health Benefits Webcast

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) ensures that health plans offered in the individual and small group markets, both inside and outside of the Health Insurance Marketplace, offer a comprehensive package of items and services, known as essential health benefits. The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid…