HIV Policy & Programs

Announcement: ONAP to host National HIV/AIDS Strategy Listening Session at USCA!

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Summary: The Office of National AIDS Policy will host a listening session at the U.S. Conference on AIDS on National HIV/AIDS Strategy implementation. We’re pleased to announce that in conjunction with the U.S. Conference on AIDS  USCA, taking place this year in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Marquis, the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP)…

HIV/AIDS, Aging and Beyond: Redesigning and Enhancing the National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day Website

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The AIDS Institute (TAI)  is the lead organizer for National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAD), which is observed on September 18. We saw the approach of this year’s eighth annual observance as an opportunity to evaluate our NHAAD website. We sought usability feedback from our NHAAD partners and reviewed evaluations from local organizations that…

Don’t Miss at the U.S. Conference on AIDS!


The 2015 United States Conference on AIDS is taking place from September 10-13 in Washington, D.C. Here is a snapshot of and federal activities to help you get the most out of the conference. Not attending USCA? will update you as the conference unfolds. USCA Coverage Platform : Updates, tweets, images and more from…

HHS takes next step in advancing health equity through the Affordable Care Act

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Proposed rule implements new protections against sex discrimination; enhances language assistance; protects individuals with disabilities; and extends to insurers participating in Health Insurance Marketplaces. Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a proposed rule to advance health equity and reduce disparities in health care.  The proposed rule, Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and…

Free Helpline and App for Hepatitis C Patients Offer Peer Support and Self-Care Tools

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Viral hepatitis is known as the silent epidemic, because it is a disease that is both under-recognized and underdiagnosed. Hepatitis can result from infection with several different viruses, including hepatitis C virus (HCV). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly 3.2 million people are chronically infected with HCV and that nearly half are…

Articles Highlight Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Role Providing HIV Care and Treatment Services

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As the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) commemorates its 25th this summer, two new articles published this week highlight the critical role the Program has in providing care and treatment services to low income people living with HIV in the United States. According to a new article in the Journal of the American Medical Association,…

Moving? You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period

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Summer is the most popular season for moving. But there are some things you can’t pack in boxes — like the peace of mind you get from having health insurance. Moving can be stressful, but enrolling in a health plan that suits your new life doesn’t have to be. If you’re moving, whether out of…

The benefits of health insurance through the Marketplace

No one plans to get sick or hurt, but most people need medical care – like a doctor visit, a prescription drug, a lab test, physical therapy, or counseling – at some point. These services can be expensive. And if something happens that requires surgery or emergency medical care, it’s really important to have coverage….