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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

CMS Shares Information & Tools Regarding ACA Enrollment Deadline and Complex Cases

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Special Enrollment Periods in the Marketplace The deadline for open enrollment is March 31st. As the Administration said previously, those consumers who are in line by the March 31st deadline to complete enrollment, we will make sure you get covered. Just like Election Day, if you are in line when the polls close, you get…

Join Us for Launch of the Updated Viral Hepatitis Action Plan on Thursday, April 3

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Next Thursday, April 3, 2014, we will launch the three-year update (2014-2016) of the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis. The plan provides a framework around which both federal and nonfederal stakeholders from many sectors can engage to strengthen the nation’s response to viral hepatitis. The event will be streamed…

Health Affairs Press Briefing: The ACA and Vulnerable Americans Living with HIV/AIDS

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On March 11, the health policy journal Health Affairs  hosted a briefing at the National Press Club to highlight its March 2014 edition entitled, “The ACA and Vulnerable Americans: HIV/AIDS; Jails .” The volume features a number of economic and modeling analyses that make a compelling case for the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)…

CDC & HRSA Advance Efforts to Support Integrated State HIV Plans

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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

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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

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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…