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Take a few easy steps now – be ready for November 1

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Starting November 1, you can enroll, re-enroll, or change plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace for 2016. FYI: Plans and prices for 2016 will be available by late October. Take a few minutes to get ready now so you’ll be off to a great start when you log in as soon as November 1. First time…

Upcoming ACA Webinars Highlight Specific Populations

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Several upcoming Affordable Care Act webinars will highlight the 2016 Marketplace open enrollment period and how to engage individuals at risk for and living with HIV, as well as other specific populations. New Tools to Help You Monitor and Improve Enrollment Thursday, October 8, 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET Hosted by HRSA’s Affordable Care Enrollment…

The NCHHSTP Atlas: Putting CDC Data to Work for You

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Editorial Note: “See data differently. See it better!” You may have seen this tweet  from Dr. Mermin about the NCHHSTP Atlas. Here is a blog with more information about the tool.  It is easier to fight what you can see. That’s certainly true in a sport like boxing. It is also, perhaps surprisingly, true in…

Youth, HIV and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

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Throughout the 25 year history of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP), there has been a concerted effort to focus attention and resources on youth affected by HIV. In 1993, the Pediatric AIDS Service Demonstration Grants, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for HIV-positive children and their families, were incorporated into RWHAP,…

Throwback Thursday: Talking to My Doctor about PrEP

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Editor’s Note: National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was observed earlier this week, and promotional materials for the day included information on PrEP. This post is a follow-up to one from 2014, giving one individual’s personal perspective on PrEP. Here is an update to that conversation. In August 1999, I wrote an article  [PDF 63.4…

CDC Supports New WHO Early Release HIV Treatment and PrEP Guidelines

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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Contact: Media Relations, Office of Communication (404) 639-3286 CDC welcomes today’s announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO) of new Early Release HIV Treatment and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) guidelines that will significantly increase the number of people eligible for life-saving anti-retroviral treatment (ART) and expand access to a powerful…

HHS announces $685 million to support clinicians delivering high quality, patient-centered care

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $685 million in awards to 39 national and regional health care networks and supporting organizations to help equip more than 140,000 clinicians with the tools and support needed to improve quality of care, increase patients’ access to information, and reduce costs. The Transforming Clinical Practice…

HCV Current Initiative: Addressing the National Epidemics of Prescription Opioid misuse and Hepatitis C through Unique Partnerships

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Recently, there has been a spotlight on America’s prescription opioid misuse and overdose epidemics.  However, too often, people remain unaware of the related hepatitis C virus (HCV) epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported an estimated 150% increase in new HCV infections from 2010 to 2013 and, further, that most of the…