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HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Statement on National Minority Health Month

Kathleen Sebelius

Prevention is Power: Join us in Taking Action for Health Equity In April, we commemorate National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about health disparities that persist among racial and ethnic minorities. This year’s theme - “Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity” - embodies the ambitious goal put forward by the U.S. Department…

HHS announces important Medicare information for people in same-sex marriages

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Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Social Security Administration (SSA) is now able to process requests for Medicare Part A and Part B Special Enrollment Periods, and reductions in Part B and premium Part A late enrollment penalties for certain eligible people in same-sex marriages. This is another step…

Swallow A Pill for HIV Prevention

Venton Jones

Last year I had the pleasure to work on a video project with the National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition (NBGMAC) , in collaboration with the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) . We set out to develop a tool that would educate and engage Black gay men around biomedical HIV prevention research. The main focus is on…

Updated Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Released

Dr. Koh

Today we are pleased to release an updated version of the nation’s first comprehensive cross-governmental action plan to combat chronic viral hepatitis, initially launched in 2011. The Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (2014-2016) [PDF 2,068KB] builds upon the substantial progress accomplished over the past three years by agencies and offices across the…

Open Enrollment is over

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We know many of you worked hard to finish enrolling in a health plan in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Sometimes despite your best efforts, you might have run into delays caused by heavy traffic to HealthCare.gov or our call center, maintenance periods, or other special situations that prevented you from finishing the process on time….

Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative Gears Up for 2014 Policy & Advocacy Summit

Aisha Moore

At AIDS.gov we have been fortunate enough to share with you voices from the community of men dedicated to amplifying the response to HIV among Black men who have sex with men (MSM). Our Black Voices blog series brings together young black leaders who are using new media to make a difference for black MSM at…

Updated Guidelines: Perinatal Antiretroviral Treatment

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The HHS Panel on Treatment of HIV-Infected Pregnant Women and Prevention of Perinatal Transmission announces the release of the updated Recommendations for Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant HIV-1-Infected Women for Maternal Health and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV Transmission in the United States. For a complete preview of key updates to the guidelines, please see What’s…

LGBT Health Awareness Week

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This week is the annual observance of LGBT Health Awareness Week and we wanted to share the following two cross-posts: From HHS:  Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ statement Observing LGBT Health Awareness Week From the White House blog: Dr. Biden Meets with LGBT Americans Benefiting from the Affordable Care Act

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