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


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…

The “Increasing Access to HIV Care and Treatment” Initiative Surpasses Expectations for a Second Year


Three years ago on World AIDS Day, President Obama announced $50 million to address the gaps in the HIV Continuum of Care. Of that $50 million, $15 million was directed to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to focus on the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. In FY 2012, HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)…

Conversations in 2014: HIV Care and Treatment

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As partners around the world gear up for the annual observance of World AIDS Day on December 1, we at are taking a moment to look back on some of our 2014 blog posts that we thought were particularly important.  Today, we share some of our blogs about efforts to enhance the treatment and…

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…

PrEPline Provides Clinicians with Advice on New HIV Prevention Tool


A new telephone consultation service was launched earlier this month to provide free, expert advice to clinicians across the United States about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), an important new HIV prevention tool. PrEP involves taking a daily pill containing two antiretroviral drugs as a way for HIV uninfected persons to prevent HIV infection. The Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis…

USCA 2014: Federal HIV Programs in Spotlight

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Federal HIV programs were in the spotlight at the 2014 U.S. Conference on AIDS as Mr. Douglas Brooks, Director of the White House Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, led a plenary session featuring representatives of a diverse array of HIV activities from across the federal government. ONAP Priorities Mr. Brooks opened the session with video greetings…

CDC and HRSA Announce Funding Opportunities for HIV Prevention and Care

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Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced funding opportunities for HIV services that may be of interest to readers of the blog. CDC Funding for High Impact HIV Prevention Programs for CBOs: Deadline November 14 CDC announced the availability of fiscal year 2015 funds…

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…