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HIV and Smoking: A dangerous cocktail

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The CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign tells the stories of real people who experienced the challenges and rewards of quitting smoking. One of those stories is about Brian, a former smoker who has HIV. His story shows how smoking cigarettes can intensify the health risks of HIV, even for people who have their condition…

Black Voices: Lessons Learned Over Lunch with my Mentor: First Annual Viiv Youth Summit

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Last month, I attended Viiv Healthcare’s First Annual Youth Summit  and 16th Community Summit in Miami, Florida. The Youth Summit gathered 28 young people aged 18-30 from around the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico to collaborate and share ideas on how we can end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Panel discussions and workshops were designed to equip…

Nov. 24 Webinar on Health Insurance Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment for People At Risk for and Living with HIV: Register Today!

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The 2015 open enrollment period to sign up for health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace—beginning November 15, 2014 and running through February 15, 2015—offers an important opportunity for the HIV community. As part of our World AIDS Day activities, AIDS.gov is hosting a webinar, Toward an AIDS-free Generation: Healthcare Outreach and Enrollment for People…

5 Things to know about Marketplace Open Enrollment – Starts Saturday Nov 15

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Open Enrollment is the period when you can sign up for or renew a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Open Enrollment for 2015 coverage starts November 15, 2014 – just 3 days away. Here are 5 important things to know: 2015 Open Enrollment lasts from November 15, 2014, to February 15, 2015. You…

Key Conversations in 2014: HIV Prevention

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As we prepare for our annual observance of World AIDS Day on December 1, we at AIDS.gov are looking back at some of the stories that generated the most interest on our blog in 2014. We encourage you to revisit these stories and share the information as part of your own World AIDS Day efforts….

Step 1 to stay covered through the Marketplace: Review your current health coverage

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If you already have health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, it’s time to review your plan and decide if you want to make changes for 2015. You can choose to stay in your current plan (if it’s still offered) or change to a different plan. Insurance companies can change a plan’s premiums, cost-sharing, and…

Getting Covered in 2015: What You Need to Know

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On November 15th, millions of Americans will return to HealthCare.gov to find a new health insurance plan or re-enroll in their current plan. Here are 3 things you can do right now to get ready: Download this Marketplace checklist to gather the documents you’ll need to apply [PDF 95.1KB] Learn more about getting covered in 2015…

VIDEO Message for World AIDS Day: Focus. Partner. Achieve – An AIDS-free Generation

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Today, with just over four weeks until World AIDS Day (December 1), we are honored to provide an important video message about World AIDS Day that introduces this year’s theme: Focus. Partner. Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation. In this video, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases and Director of the Office of…