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Remembering the Lessons of HIV/AIDS

Ronald Valdiserri

As some readers of this blog may already know, at the end of next month I will retire from the federal government after 27 years of service. I don’t plan to leave the field of public health; I’m just changing it up with a move to join the faculty of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of…

In Case You Missed It: Open Enrollment Blog Round-Up

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November 1 marked the opening of the Health Insurance Marketplace for the 2016 open enrollment period, and Federal agencies and partners are hard at work to get the word out that now is the time to shop for quality, affordable health care coverage! Through January 31, individuals can apply for a 2016 health plan, renew…

New Video: How Enrollment Assisters Can Help People Living with HIV Find Affordable Coverage

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Enrollment assisters — also known as navigators and certified application counselors — play an essential role in helping people living with HIV find an affordable health plan that best covers their needs. During 2016 Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace (which runs through January 31, 2016), assisters will walk people through the detailed application…

Empowering Women to End HIV & Intimate Partner Violence

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HIV activist Gina Brown  never looked at herself as a victim of intimate partner violence. When she found out she was living with HIV, the violence got worse. There is a strong connection between domestic abuse and HIV. According to the CDC [PDF 1,824 KB], an estimated one in three women in the U.S. experiences domestic…

HRSA/HAB Funding Opportunity on Addressing HIV Care and Housing Coordination through Data Integration

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This request for proposal (RFP) announcement solicits applications to support a minimum of four performance sites for a new initiative, “Addressing HIV Care and Housing Coordination through Data Integration to Improve Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum.” This initiative seeks to support the electronic integration of housing and HIV care data systems in the…

FDA Issues Final Industry Guidance for Developing Antiretroviral Drugs for HIV Treatment

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This week, FDA announced the availability of a final guidance [PDF 610 KB] for industry entitled “Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 Infection: Developing Antiretroviral Drugs for Treatment.” The guidance provides recommendations for the development of antiretroviral drugs regulated within the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research for the treatment of HIV infection. This guidance assists sponsors in…

LGBT Americans: Time to Enroll in Health Coverage!

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The 2016 open enrollment season has begun. Through January 31, 2016, you can apply for a 2016 health plan, renew your current plan, or pick a new plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. This is important news for all Americans, including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). On average, LGBT Americans…

Federal Agencies Continue Work to Develop NHAS Action Plan

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Since the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 [PDF 2,230 KB] was released in late July, representatives of 10 federal agencies plus the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have been working within their departments as well as collaboratively across agencies to identify the action steps that will be taken to implement the Strategy. In addition, the Department…