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Healthcare Reform is Making a Difference in Each State

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Millions of Americans across the country are benefiting from the stronger coverage and consumer protections made possible by the Affordable Care Act. HHS recently posted updated information detailing how the Affordable Care Act has led to better options, better value, and better health for people in each state. Learn how the Affordable Care Act is…

CDC Posts 2014 State HIV Prevention Progress Report

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the first annual 2014 State HIV Prevention Progress Report [PDF 12.8MB]. This report shows that the nation’s HIV prevention goals are achievable, but closing gaps between states will be critical. “This report is a tool that can be used in conjunction with other sources of information…

CDC’s New “HIV Treatment Works” Supports National Efforts to Improve Outcomes Along the HIV Care Continuum

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Earlier this week, I had the privilege of participating in the launch of HIV Treatment Works, CDC’s first national communication campaign focused exclusively on encouraging treatment and care for people living with HIV. The campaign features people living with HIV talking about how sticking with care and treatment helps them stay healthy and protect others….

Popeye’s Chicken Franchisee to Pay $25,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

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Longview Fast Food Restaurant Refused to Hire HIV-Positive Applicant Despite His Qualifications, Federal Agency Charged TYLER, Texas – Famous Chicken of Shreveport, L.L.C. a Popeye’s Chicken franchisee, has agreed to pay $25,000 and provide other significant relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced…

HRSA awards $9.9 million in Affordable Care Act funds to enhance HIV services in community health centers

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Administrator, Mary K. Wakefield, PhD, RN, announced $9.9 million in funding through the Affordable Care Act and the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund, to 22 health centers in Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland and New York. The awards will support the integration of high‐quality HIV services into primary care through…

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD)

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Today is the 7th annual observance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD). This year’s theme reminds us that Aging is a part of life: HIV doesn’t have to be. To further the goals of reducing new cases of HIV among older people and supporting those who are living with HIV, we would like to…

Three Years of Knowing My Positive HIV Status

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This December 1st, it will be three years since I learned about my positive HIV status. Since then, the journey hasn’t always been easy. I have experienced successes and challenges—but I am always learning. During my days of being newly diagnosed, dealing with mental illness, contemplating suicide, and, letting others stand in the way of my…

CDC Launches New Campaign – HIV Treatment Works – For People Living with HIV

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HIV Treatment Works is a national campaign that was launched today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to encourage people living with HIV to get in care, start taking HIV medications, remain in care, and stay on treatment as directed. People from across the United States who are living with HIV joined…