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National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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Editor’s Note: This blog post is cross-posted from the IHS HIV email listserv. Thursday, March 20, is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This week many tribal communities are sponsoring neighborhood events to increase local and global awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on American Indian and Alaska Native people. To learn more about National Native…

Tú & El Obamacare: A Resource to Help People with HIV Navigate the ACA Now Available in Spanish!

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This post was also authored by Caroline Herter Jackson, Senior Program Officer, Health Communications & Media Partnerships, Kaiser Family Foundation; and Jen Kates, PhD, Vice President and Director, Global Health & HIV Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation The Kaiser Family Foundation’s Obamacare & YOU   consumer web portal to help people living with HIV navigate the Affordable…

Celebrity mothers encourage young people to #GetCovered

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Last week, we blogged about Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys work related to women and HIV/AIDS. Today, we encourage you to watch Alicia’s mother, Terria Joseph, talk about what having health coverage for her child means to her. She speaks about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act along with other celebrity mothers. Open enrollment…

Organizations Work to Reduce HIV/AIDS among African American Women and Latinas

The Strategy in Action. Communities respond to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

One of the key goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy is to reduce HIV-related health disparities, including those experienced by African American and Latina women who are disproportionately affected at all stages of HIV infection compared to women of other races/ethnicities. Despite an encouraging decrease in new HIV infections among black women (21% between 2008…

Making Health Care Coverage More Accessible and Equitable For Same-Sex Couples

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On March 14, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services took one more step toward making health care coverage more accessible and equitable for married same-sex couples. Already, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, more than 4.2 million people have signed up for private health insurance plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Marketplace plans…

Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Ends in 2 Weeks: Help Spread the Word!

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The promise of quality, affordable health care is quickly becoming reality for more and more Americans. Coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has already begun for millions of individuals who have enrolled, and more people are signing up every day. With marked improvements to the Healthcare.gov website and various ways to sign up, now is…

New Toolkit Helps Healthcare Providers Integrate Sexual Health into Patient-Centered Care

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Sexual health is an essential part of every individual’s overall health and well-being, and primary health care professionals should ask about a patient’s sexual history as part of their comprehensive health history during primary care visits. But in busy healthcare practices, it is not uncommon for providers to skip the sexual history unless a patient…

Conversations from CROI 2014: Dr. Douglas Dieterich on Important Advances in Hepatitis C

Doug Dietrich and Dr. Valdiserri

At the 2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) , Dr. Ron Valdiserri sat down for an in-depth conversation with Dr. Doug Dieterich of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, who made several presentations and was involved in scientific posters shared during the conference on hepatitis C mono-infection and…

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