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The CDC’s Gay Dance Video about HIV is Fabulous

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has taken the unprecedented step of producing a music video to educate gay men about the many HIV prevention options available to them, and it is foot-stomping fabulous. The song, “Collect My Love,” was released last year by The Knocks, and it features vocals by the inimitable…

EEOC Files 2 HIV-related Employment Discrimination Suits

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), one of the federal agencies engaged in implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, recently announced that it has filed two HIV discrimination lawsuits. EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws against employment discrimination. The suits allege two Texas employers violated federal law by engaging in disability-related discrimination based on HIV…

A personal perspective about new data on behavioral health patterns in the LGB community

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Editor’s Note: Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services We know that homophobia and discrimination take a toll on the lives and health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) women and men. Homophobia and discrimination create negative ripple effects that can cause LGBT…

Large Increases in HIV Suppression Needed to Reduce New Infections in Critical Population

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NIH-Funded Study Aims to Identify and Treat HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men Achieving moderate reduction of new HIV infections among men who have sex with men (MSM) will depend on significantly increasing the percentage of HIV-infected MSM whose viral load is suppressed to undetectable levels, according to a new mathematical model based on…

13.8 million Americans expected to select Marketplace plans during the upcoming Open Enrollment

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Secretary Burwell describes improvements in the Health Insurance Marketplace, its role in a better health care system for all Americans, and this year’s data-driven outreach efforts U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced that she expects 13.8 million individuals to sign up for coverage through the Marketplaces during…

The Power of NLAAD

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October 15  is National Latinx* AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), which takes place on the last day of National Hispanic Heritage Month . It’s a good time to review the current impact of HIV on Latinos/Hispanics in the United States and to consider the steps we need to take to end the epidemic in our community….

Why National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day Matters to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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Summary: October 15 is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day. National Hispanic Heritage Month, which spans September 15 to October 15, is a time for our country to celebrate the rich history and cultural contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. As this month comes to a close…

This Open Enrollment, don’t forget to compare 2017 Marketplace health plans

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If you have 2016 Marketplace health insurance, you can renew, change, or update your plan for 2017 starting November 1, 2016. IMPORTANT: 2017 health insurance plan & price previews coming soon 2017 health plans and prices will be available for preview on HealthCare.gov shortly before November 1. 3 reasons why it’s important to update and…