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Ryan White and National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day

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Twenty-six percent (26%) of new HIV cases in the U.S. are among young people (ages 13-24), according to CDC. Cases are overwhelmingly among gay/bisexual men, particularly African Americans. While more and more youth living with HIV are being linked into care, over 50% who are HIV infected do not know it and, by default, are…

Conversations from CROI 2015: Dr. Laura Cheever

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Colleagues from HRSA and CDC collaborated on a poster presented at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  last week that demonstrated the effectiveness of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. We had the opportunity to discuss these research findings with Dr. Laura Cheever, HRSA’s Associate Administrator for the HIV/AIDS Bureau, which manages the Ryan White…

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

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Two new Funding Opportunity Announcements from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will support projects using social media to support engagement and retention in HIV care. Issued through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program’s Special Projects of National Significance, the FOAs seek applications for demonstration sites as well as an evaluation and technical assistance center…

Implementing the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan: The Role of Community Leadership

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The development of the updated national Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis: 2014-2016 [PDF 2.01MB] (Action Plan) in April 2014 marked a new opportunity for community-based organizations invested in eliminating hepatitis B and C disparities, to explore what activities federal agencies are planning to undertake and how the organizations and agencies…

HRSA Funding Opportunity Announcements for Regional AETCs, AETC National Resource Center

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HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) has released two new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) to support the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program. The FOAs are for Regional AETCs (HRSA-15-032) and an AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (HRSA-15-033). (Details on each FOA below.) The application due date for both is March 6, 2015. The mission of…

New Tools to Help Track Health Insurance Enrollment and Renewal for People Living with HIV

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New tools from the HRSA/HAB-supported Affordable Care Enrollment TA Center (ACE TA Center ) are available to help support people living with HIV in enrolling in health insurance, using their benefits, and staying enrolled. Designed to support Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients, the Enrollment Tracking Worksheet  and Checklists  track where clients are in the enrollment and…

Recap: AIDS.gov Webinar on Marketplace Enrollment for HIV Community

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In case you missed the November 24 AIDS.gov webinar, Health Insurance Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment for People At Risk for and Living with HIV, we wanted to share some highlights as well as links to related resources. During the webinar, Federal leaders discussed how the Affordable Care Act helps people at risk for or living…

Video: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and the Affordable Care Act

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With this year’s Marketplace Open Enrollment period underway, individuals and families who do not already have coverage can join the millions of people who are already enrolled in an affordable health plan through the Marketplace, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act provides a historic opportunity for people living with HIV, including…