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About 100 demonstrators protested on the steps of New York's City Hall on Friday, Nov. 15, 1985 as a City Council committee considered legislation to bar pupils and teachers with the AIDS virus from public schools. (AP Photo/Rick Maiman)

Thirty-five years ago this week, our lives — and the lives of millions of people around the globe — changed forever with the publication of a report of five previously healthy gay men in Los Angeles diagnosed with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, a disease typically seen only in those with profoundly impaired immune function. As two…

Resources Highlight Health Coverage Opportunities for Justice-Involved Individuals

Thumbail of brief on Health Care Coverage for Reentering Men: What Difference Can It Make.

Many community-based organizations serving individuals coming out of the criminal justice system recognize that their clients have physical, mental, and behavioral health needs, and that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid expansion have created new opportunities for their clients to access quality, affordable health care. However, they do not always know what those opportunities…

Strengthening Federal Efforts on PrEP and PEP

PREP pill with woman - cropped June 2016

Improving knowledge about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and access for those who need it most are national priorities. In order to promote and improve the dissemination of accurate information about PrEP, the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) and the Office of Minority Health (OMH) co-hosted a webinar on June 2, 2016 for Federal…

Statement by the President on the 35th Anniversary of HIV/AIDS in America

White House logo - April 2016

Summary: President Obama reflects on the 35 years since the first reported cases of AIDS in 1981, including major accomplishments of his Administration. On June 5, 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report on what would later be understood as the first documented cases of AIDS. The past 35 years tell…

35th Anniversary of AIDS: Federal Leaders Reflect

Amy Lansky - video thumbnail - 35th anniversary blog

In advance of the 35th anniversary this Sunday, June 5, of the first reported cases of what would become known as AIDS in the United States, AIDS.gov sat down with two federal leaders in our response to HIV/AIDS to hear their reflections on this milestone. Despite Advances, HIV Stigma Still Impedes Progress In her reflection,…

Using your Marketplace insurance to keep you healthy

Girl with provider - ACA blog image - copped June 2016

Getting health insurance is an important first step to better health. Now that you’re covered, here are 3 ways to get the most out of your health plan: Find a provider you trust Even if you don’t need care right now, it’s important to find a doctor you can trust and work with. You usually…

Tools to Help Individuals Locate PrEP Prescribers

PrEP webinar - man with pill - cropped May 2016

More and more, individuals are learning about the potential impact of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). As awareness grows, so does the number of individuals seeking providers with whom they can discuss this highly effective HIV-prevention tool. Across the country, directories and locator tools in various forms are helping to link individuals with healthcare providers who…

Updated Know Hepatitis B Campaign Materials from CDC Now Available – Tools To Increase HBV Awareness and Testing Among Asian American and Pacific Islanders

VH Action Plan cover art - cropped for feature image June 2016

Summary: Blog post about new hepatitis B campaign resources from CDC. The end of May marks the close of both Hepatitis Awareness Month and Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Both observances have provided opportunities to raise awareness of and strengthen our response to the disproportionate burden of hepatitis B (HBV) infection among Asian Americans and Pacific…