HIV Policy & Programs

Why National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day Matters to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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Summary: October 15 is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day. National Hispanic Heritage Month, which spans September 15 to October 15, is a time for our country to celebrate the rich history and cultural contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. As this month comes to a close…

This Open Enrollment, don’t forget to compare 2017 Marketplace health plans

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If you have 2016 Marketplace health insurance, you can renew, change, or update your plan for 2017 starting November 1, 2016. IMPORTANT: 2017 health insurance plan & price previews coming soon 2017 health plans and prices will be available for preview on shortly before November 1. 3 reasons why it’s important to update and…

REALLY: Get Tested

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Editor’s Note: Today is the 28th annual National Coming Out Day—a time to celebrate the LGBTQ community. Being out can have important benefits for people’s physical and emotional health. For example, if your healthcare provider knows you are gay, bisexual, lesbian, transgender, queer, or questioning, he or she may be able to provide you with…

5 tips to get ready for 2017 Marketplace Open Enrollment

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Open Enrollment for a 2017 Health Insurance Marketplace plan is almost here. Starting November 1, 2016, you can sign up for 2017 health insurance (with coverage starting as soon as January 1, 2017) at That’s just about a month away! You’ll be able to preview plans and prices for 2017 shortly before then. 5…

Examples of How You’re Implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy in Your Communities

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Summary: Check out this blog to see examples of community actions that were highlighted at our USCA session. For the last month, we’ve called for your stories about how those of you outside the Federal government —as people living with HIV, service providers, health department staff, advocates, and others—are applying the National HIV/AIDS Strategy to…

Reaching Gay Men is Paramount in Ending HIV

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Summary: Tell us how you are implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy by reaching and serving gay men in your community. National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was first recognized in 2008 to give us a clear opportunity to highlight the highly disproportionate rates of HIV in communities of gay and bisexual men across the United…

Administration launches new campaign to enroll young adults during Open Enrollment

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Administration launches new campaign to enroll young adults during Open Enrollment New outreach platforms, better mobile experience, and strong partners will help reach young adults Today, as the White House convenes the Millennial Outreach and Enrollment Summit, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced additional initiatives to reach young adults during Open Enrollment…

Research Shows Promising Trends in HIV Testing and Earlier Diagnosis among Gay and Bisexual Men—But Many Living with HIV Still Have Unmet Needs

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In the years we have been writing about National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, there has often been good news tempered by bad news. This year is no different. As we work to raise awareness and spur action on this National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we have evidence that our efforts in HIV testing are paying…