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Retired? You have health insurance options

If you recently retired and aren’t eligible for Medicare yet, you may be able to get health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace. While retiring from a job alone doesn’t qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period, losing health insurance does. If you lost health insurance when you retired, you have 60 days to enroll…

CDC’s Drs. Hader and McCray Discuss Developments from AIDS 2016

This morning, on the second full day of the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa, we had the chance to hear from Dr. Shannon Hader, Director of CDC’s Division of Global AIDS and TB, and Dr. Eugene McCray, Director of CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention during another Facebook Live event. They reflected…

HRSA’s Macrae and Robinson Discuss What Has Struck Them at AIDS 2016

During the second day of the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa, we met up with HRSA leaders Jim Macrae and Letitia Robinson at the U.S. government booth.  Mr. Macrae is HRSA’s Acting Administrator and Dr. Robinson is Senior Advisor at HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau. HRSA administers programs engaged in both the domestic…

Dr. Fauci and Dr. Wolitski Discuss Highlights of AIDS 2016

During the second day of sessions at the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa, AIDS.gov did a Facebook Live session with Dr. Tony Fauci of NIH and Dr. Rich Wolitski of HHS at the U.S. government exhibit booth. Dr. Fauci is the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases…

NIH’s Dr. Dieffenbach Shares Perspectives from First Day of AIDS 2016

The 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) opened in Durban, South Africa today. As we’ve done from other scientific conferences, we caught up with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), to get some highlights from the day. We did our first-ever Facebook…

President Obama Writes on Health Care Progress in the Journal of the American Medical Association

Summary: Yesterday, President Obama authored a paper in the nation’s leading medical journal on how the Affordable Care Act has substantially improved our health care system.  President Obama laid out the progress we’ve made on health care in the latest edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association. In his paper, “United States Health…

HHS Office for Civil Rights Issues Report on National HIV/AIDS Compliance Review Initiative

“To be free of discrimination on the basis of HIV status is both a human and a civil right. Vigorous enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act, . . . the Rehabilitation Act, and other civil rights laws is vital to establishing an environment where people will feel safe in getting tested and seeking treatment.”…

July Update from ONAP: Our National Strategy and Road to Durban

Summary: Get a sneak peak at ONAP’s thoughts on AIDS 2016 in Durban and the upcoming anniversary of the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Nearly a year ago, July 30, 2015, we released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020, which is our nation’s roadmap for a comprehensive response to HIV in the United States. In the…