HIV Policy & Programs

New ACA Guidance Addresses Preventive Services Coverage Requirements for Transgender Individuals


The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury issued new guidance on May 11th, clarifying consumers’ rights to coverage of preventive services under the Affordable Care Act, including the rights of transgender individuals who have historically experienced inequities in access to health care services. The ACA requires that a set of…

ONAP Concludes Series of Community Forums on Updating National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Over the past month, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) hosted a series of listening sessions in four cities across the country—Los Angeles, Nashville, Detroit, and Boston—to gather community perspectives that will inform its update of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). At each session, Mr. Douglas M. Brooks, MSW, Director of ONAP,…

HOPE Act to facilitate organ recovery from HIV-positive donors

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In a notice published in the Federal Register on May 8, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced it will amend the OPTN Final Rule (42 CFR Part 121) to allow the recovery of transplantable organs from HIV-positive donors. This is a milestone in support of the federal HIV Organ Policy Equity…

New! NIH Clinical Trials Media Player Now Available

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Clinical Trials Clinical trials play an immensely important role in finding medical advancements and developing treatments for many diseases and conditions, including HIV. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving quality…

Eliminating Hepatitis B in the United States—Mothers Matter!

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Every year, 25,000 women with chronic hepatitis B infection give birth, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They are a subset of the estimated 700,000 to 1.4 million people chronically infected with hepatitis B virus in the U.S., but merit our special attention because of the risk of perinatal hepatitis B…

Share Your Ideas for Updating the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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On behalf of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), we invite you to share your ideas, feedback and recommendations for updating the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) [PDF 1.3MB]. Released in 2010, the Strategy is our nation’s first comprehensive plan to reduce new HIV infections, improve health outcomes for people living with HIV,…

HHS announces $101 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 164 new community health centers

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced on May 5 approximately $101 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 164 new health center sites in 33 states and two U.S. Territories for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services in communities that need them most.  These new health centers are projected to…

Public Service Recognition Week: Voices from the HIV community

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The first week of May is Public Service Recognition Week—an opportunity to honor those who serve their communities. We wanted to acknowledge the important work that public servants do by sharing this video, which showcases Federal staff from across the U.S Government talking about their commitment to the HIV/AIDS response. The video was released at…