HIV Policy & Programs

White House Issues Budget Fact Sheets

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The White House Office of Management and Budget has issued a series of fact sheets on key issues for fiscal year 2015. This year, HIV is highlighted in two items within the “Supporting the LGBT Community” budget fact sheet: Expanding Access to HIV/AIDS Treatment, Care, and Prevention Supporting Housing Assistance for People Living with HIV/AIDS Access the full…

HIV/AIDS Medical Practice Guidelines Accessible From Mobile Devices

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Are you a health care provider who needs to quickly access the HIV/AIDS guidelines on your smartphone or tablet? The AIDSinfo mobile site has been upgraded to better meet your needs. A mobile-optimized format of the federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines was released on the AIDSinfo mobile site in September 2013. The enhancement was…

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Editor’s Note: The deadline for open enrollment for health coverage is March 31st! With the deadline only 28 days, we are reminded of this important message from Magic Johnson. For more information on how to enroll be sure to visit  No one plans to get sick or hurt — I certainly didn’t — but…

Scientific Advances in HIV and Viral Hepatitis To Be Examined This Week at CROI

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The 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  takes place this week in Boston. This annual scientific meeting of the world’s leading researchers working to understand, prevent, and treat HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases provides a vital forum for translating laboratory and clinical research into progress against these diseases. More than 4,000 HIV/AIDS research leaders…

President Obama Launches My Brother’s Keeper, His New Initiative to Help Young Men of Color

David Hudson

This afternoon, in the East Room of the White House, President Obama delivered remarks at the launch event for My Brother’s Keeper — his new initiative aimed at helping young men and boys of color facing tough odds reach their full potential. The initiative will bring together private philanthropies, businesses, governors, mayors, faith leaders, and nonprofit organizations…

NMA Experts Release Recommendations to Address Hepatitis C Among African Americans

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With an estimated 3.2 million Americans chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), and an estimated 75% of them unaware of their infection, the sheer magnitude of the number of persons infected calls the nation to action. Moreover, chronic HCV infection is the most common cause of liver cirrhosis and primary liver cancer, and…

CMS Issues Clarification Regarding Third Party Payment of Premiums

On November 4, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a frequently asked question (FAQ) [PDF 112 KB] related to third-party payments of premiums for qualified health plans (QHPs) in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Since then, questions have arisen whether this FAQ applies to payments of premiums and cost sharing made on behalf of…

A New Tool for Treating STIs and Preventing HIV

Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH

Annual surveillance data published last month in the 2012 STD Surveillance Report show that sexually transmitted infections (STIs) threaten the health and well-being of millions of people in the United States. However, each of the 20 million new cases [PDF 1.5MB] of STIs that occur annually in the United States is potentially preventable. One of the many…