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Make a Resolution to Learn More about the Affordable Care Act: Upcoming Webinars

The 2016 Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period runs until the end of January, and across the country Americans are enrolling in affordable, quality health care coverage. Several upcoming webinars will highlight the open enrollment period and how to engage individuals at risk for and living with HIV, as well as other populations: Affordable Care Act…

HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Releases First Annual Client-Level Data Report

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau released today its inaugural publication of national Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) client-level data collected through the Ryan White Services Report (RSR). This dataset is the HIV/AIDS Bureau’s primary source of annual, de-identified data about the people who received services from the nearly 2,000 funding recipients…

“We Are Family” Highlights Critical Role Support Plays For Those Living with HIV

When Masonia was diagnosed with HIV, her childhood best friend, Crystal, was one of the first people she told. “I wanted her to know she could talk to me about anything, and I would not judge her,” says Crystal recalling that day. Since that day, Crystal has been a constant source of support for Masonia,…

Approaches to Eliminating Perinatal HBV Transmission – Report from an HHS Technical Consultation

One of the four overarching goals of the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan) is the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HBV. To advance our efforts toward that goal, in September 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) convened a one-day technical consultation, bringing together over…

Giving and Getting the Gift of Health Care

Summary: This holiday season, Douglas Brooks shares his gratitude for quality health care, living with HIV over the last 25 years. I was diagnosed with HIV 25 years ago. At the time, there was little hope. When I mentioned to my doctor that I was afraid, he, also a gay man, replied: “We all are.” …

CDC Syringe Services Programs Statement

Congress has given states and local communities, under limited circumstances, the opportunity to use federal funds to support certain components of syringe services programs. These programs provide sterile injection equipment and may also link individuals to services including HIV and hepatitis C testing and care for those infected, substance abuse treatment, and overdose prevention. Outbreaks…

PrEP: From Agreement to Action

“The science has spoken… There can now be no excuse for inaction.” At last week’s National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta, many participants were in agreement with this call to action from Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the NIH.  The evidence is clear that antiretroviral medicine…

Extended opportunity for Jan 1 coverage: Sign up by December 17

Because of unprecedented demand at HealthCare.gov and our Marketplace Call Center, we’re extending the deadline to sign up for January 1 coverage until 11:59 p.m. PST on December 17. Hundreds of thousands have already selected plans over the last few days, and approximately 1 million of you have left contact information to hold your place…