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CDC & HRSA Advance Efforts to Support Integrated State HIV Plans

Ronald Valdiserri

In a recent joint letter [PDF 28KB] to grantees, leadership of HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) and CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) re-affirmed their support for integrated HIV prevention and care planning groups and activities. They also announced a common 2016 deadline for key plans that will enable the submission of integrated state HIV plans. This…

What They’re Saying: Douglas M. Brooks as the New Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy

The White House

After President Obama announced [Monday] that Douglas M. Brooks, MSW, would lead the Office of National AIDS Policy, HIV/AIDS organizations from around the country announced their support. They echoed the President’s words when he said, “Douglas’s policy expertise combined with his extensive experience working in the community makes him uniquely suited to the task of helping to achieve…

Open Enrollment Ends in 6 Days, Lots of Help Available

Health Care Open Enrollment Call Center Graphic

HIV community members and those seeking coverage — remember that there are multiple ways for people to get help finding coverage in the final 6 days of the Affordable Care Act’s first Open Enrollment period, which ends next Monday, March 31, 2014. More Americans every day are finding quality, affordable coverage on the Health Insurance…

President Obama Announces Douglas M. Brooks, MSW, as Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama announced the appointment of Douglas M. Brooks, MSW, as the Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP). A leading HIV/AIDS policy expert, Douglas most recently served as Senior Vice President for Community, Health, and Public Policy at the Justice Resource Institute (JRI). As the Director…

World TB Day

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Today, March 24, is World Tuberculosis Day. The annual observance provides the opportunity to raise awareness about TB-related problems and solutions and to support worldwide TB-control efforts. World TB Day also calls us to remember that the global burden of TB remains enormous, particularly among people with HIV/AIDS, among whom TB is the leading cause…

HHS Publishes Rule Requiring Health Plans to Accept 3rd Party Payments from Ryan White

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On March 19, 2014, HHS published an interim final rule in the Federal Register that requires issuers of qualified health plans (QHPs), including stand-alone dental plans (SADPs), offered through the ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplaces to accept premium and cost-sharing payments made on behalf of enrollees by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, other Federal and State…

Black Voices: Leveraging Digital Tools to Reach and Engage Black Gay Men

Meico Whitlock

Editor’s note: Venton and Meico are part of our Black Voices blog series, community voices of men dedicated to using new media to amplify the response to HIV among black MSM. Click here more information about the series. More Americans than ever before have access to Internet-enabled technologies and are participating in online social networking platforms….

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Indian Helath Service

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…