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Blog Round Up: World AIDS Day 2015

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With the observance of World AIDS Day this week, senior leaders in the U.S. government  spoke about the importance of addressing the HIV epidemic and called for action and re commitment to our national response to HIV. Below is a digest of recent posts on the AIDS.gov blog. Do you strive year-round to build HIV…

Work Continues to Help Americans #GetCovered: Dec. 15 Deadline Approaches

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Government agencies and partners nationwide are continuing to get out the word that now is the time to shop for quality, affordable health care coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. An important deadline is quickly approaching: December 15th is the last day to enroll in or change plans for new coverage to start January 1,…

FACT SHEET: World AIDS Day 2015 – The Time to Act Is Now

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Editor’s Note: This blog was originally posted by The White House to commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1, 2015. Today, in conjunction with World AIDS Day, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy is releasing the Federal Action Plan for 2016-2020 [PDF 581 KB], which outlines specific Federal agency actions to implement the…

EEOC Issues Publications on the Rights of Job Applicants and Employees Who Have HIV Infection

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User-Friendly Documents for Doctors and Individuals Living With HIV Infection Explain Workplace Protections Under the Americans with Disabilities Act WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued two documents addressing workplace rights for individuals with HIV infection under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), including the right to be free…

Criteria Published for Research into Organ Transplantation from One Person with HIV to Another

Ronald Valdiserri

Federal partners recently took two important steps that will allow scientists to carry out research on organ donations from HIV-positive donors into HIV-positive recipients as authorized by the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act. As required under the Act, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have each…

Eradicating Discrimination Against People Living with HIV/AIDS

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Courtesy of Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division “The Department of Justice is firmly committed to eradicating discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS.  Such discrimination compromises our defining values, violates our founding ideals, and has a profound and deeply unfair impact on individuals who need and deserve our…

IHS Works for an AIDS-Free Generation

Lisa Neel, Indian Health Service, HHS.

We know what it takes to prevent HIV infections and improve the lives of people living with HIV. For World AIDS Day this year, the theme is The Time to Act is Now. The Indian Health Service is acting by reaching the right people, in the right places, with the right practices, as recommended by…

Statement on World AIDS Day 2015

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Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC December 1, 2015 On World AIDS Day, we recognize the millions of people impacted by HIV/AIDS – the lives lost and the families forever torn apart by this disease. We also acknowledge the heroic and life-saving work of partners from governments, the private sector, civil society,…