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

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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

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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…

Save the Date: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and Essential Health Benefits Webcast

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) ensures that health plans offered in the individual and small group markets, both inside and outside of the Health Insurance Marketplace, offer a comprehensive package of items and services, known as essential health benefits. The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid…

Care Counts: Women, Families, and the Affordable Care Act Challenge Contest

Challenge.gov. Government Challenges, Your Solutions

Editor’s note: For more information about the contest, including rules, updates, and discussions, please visit the Care Counts page at www.carecounts.challenge.gov. About the Challenge Women are often at the center of healthy and resilient families; they make approximately 80% of all family health care decisions and are more likely to be the primary caregivers for…

New resources available to help consumers navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace

CMS

Editor’s Note: Among the Navigator grant recipients are HIV/AIDS service organizations including AIDS Alabama and Utah AIDS Foundation. New resources available to help consumers navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace HHS awards $67 million to Navigators and recognizes more than 100 organizations as Champions for Coverage Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced…