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Dental Coverage: Another Reason to Shop in the Marketplace

dental-care_original

Editor’s Note: Oral health is a significant issue for people living with HIV/AIDS. Learn more at AIDS.gov’s Oral Health Issues page. As you’re creating your Health Insurance Marketplace account and getting ready to sign up for health insurance in the Marketplace on October 1, don’t forget about dental care. Dental care is an important part…

Conversations with AIDS.gov: The 2013 U.S. Conference on AIDS

Valdiserri Kawata video

Dr. Ron Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, and Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP), talked with Mr. Paul Kawata, Executive Director of the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) , about the upcoming annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA). NMAC convenes USCA, which will take place from September 8-11. Watch…

Affordable Care Act Broadens Public Health Foundation

Jonathan Mermin

A call that began in 2011 from the U.S. Department of State is still loud and clear today: that we can achieve an AIDS-free generation. High-impact prevention, continuum-of-care efforts, and sound prevention science, including PrEP, are a part of ending new HIV infections in this country. Through the Affordable Care Act, we will have a…

NIH Observes 20th Anniversary of Women’s Interagency HIV Study

NIAID

The largest and longest-running study to investigate the impact of HIV on women in the United States marks its 20th anniversary this month. Findings from the Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) have helped define how best to treat HIV-infected women in the United States and globally. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID),…

Article in Public Health Reports Discusses New Standard HIV Core Indicators Being Deployed Across HHS

Public Health Reports Sept-Oct

An article out this week in the September-October issue of Public Health Reports examines the development of a more standardized approach to data collection and grantee reporting requirements across HIV program activities at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The National HIV/AIDS Strategy called for such standardization as a means of fostering…

Health Insurance Marketplace: 10 Things Providers Need to Know

CMS

Editor’s note: For more information about the Affordable Care Act and HIV/AIDS, please visit http://aids.gov/federal-resources/policies/health-care-reform/index.html. A primary goal of the Affordable Care Act is to help the 16% uninsured and eligible Americans gain access to quality, affordable health care. Central to this goal is the creation of the Health Insurance Marketplace. Through the Marketplace, eligible Americans…

Putting the Spotlight on Hepatitis C in the African American Community

NBLCA

On July 25, 2013, it was my pleasure to join with leaders from the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA ), Inc, the Coalition for Positive Health Empowerment (COPE ), and the Harm Reduction Coalition , in New York City to mark the first annual national observance of African American Hepatitis C Action Day….

The End of Hepatitis B Transmission Begins at Birth

Hepatitis B

Editor’s note: August is National Immunization Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of acute hepatitis B virus infection in the U.S. has declined by more than 80 percent since 1990, when routine hepatitis B vaccination of babies was implemented. While this is certainly good news, there are…