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FDA Invites Comments on Proposal to Revise Lifetime Deferral on Blood Donation by Gay Men

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In a Federal Register notice published Friday, May 15, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is inviting public comments on the following draft recommendations: Revised Recommendations for Reducing the Risk of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission by Blood and Blood Products [PDF 135KB]. This draft guidance, to establishments that collect blood or blood components, proposes…

New ACA Guidance Addresses Preventive Services Coverage Requirements for Transgender Individuals

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The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury issued new guidance on May 11th, clarifying consumers’ rights to coverage of preventive services under the Affordable Care Act, including the rights of transgender individuals who have historically experienced inequities in access to health care services. The ACA requires that a set of…

$60M Investment Supports Community Collaboratives to Strengthen HIV Prevention and Care for Gay Men of Color

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A new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week invests over $60 million from the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) in a four-year demonstration project designed to improve HIV outcomes for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) of color. Up…

LGBT Health Awareness Week – The Affordable Care Act is Working For You

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Editor’s Note: In honor of LGBT Health Awareness Week last week, Secretary Burwell shared this important message about how the ACA is working to improve the health and well-being of LGBT Americans. While LGBT Health Awareness Week has passed, ensuring health equity for all Americans continues to be a key priority every day. Every day…

We Need Every Tool to End HIV

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Editor’s Note: As we reflect on personal perspectives from 2014,  we would like to share this blog that 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…

A Personal Perspective from Dr. Timothy Harrison

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Editor’s Note: As we near the end of 2014, we reflect on some of the  personal perspectives we have shared throughout the year. Today, we want to share with you Dr. Timothy Harrison’s personal story and his commitment to working to reduce the disparities across the HIV care continuum.  Many of our colleagues in the…

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Take Action to Curb HIV

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As we approach the observance of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) on September 27, it seems timely – indeed, imperative – to encourage all gay men, as well as those who work with, provide services to, and/or love them to take stock of the current toll of HIV/AIDS among gay men and take…

Shared Struggles, Shared Successes: Working at the Intersection of LGBTI and Disability Rights

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Editor’s Note: The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division posted this update in the lead-up to the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26. While that anniversary has passed, we thought it was still important to share this information about how the Division has continued to enforce the ADA and…