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Protect Yourself from the Flu: Important Information for People at Risk for and Living with HIV

Ronald Valdiserri

The cold winter months are upon us, along with the flu season. Seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The virus is spread by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. Some scientists believe that the cold, dry air of the winter months is one of the factors…

Vaughn’s #GetCovered Story: “I’m Into Living and Having Health Insurance Will Definitely Help Me Do That.”

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Atlanta is a great city to live in — it’s definitely the “up and poppin” area to be in for the entertainment industry. We’ve got Tyler Perry studios, we’ve got Turner, we’ve got CNN, and there are Bravo shows too – there’s always a red carpet or other celebrity event. So I was excited when…

The White House Observes World AIDS Day 2014

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On Monday, December 1, 2014, the White House hosted our commemoration of World AIDS Day, welcoming key leaders in the global fight against HIV/AIDS to share highlights of our progress on both the domestic and international responses to the epidemic and discuss important priorities for our next steps. President Obama opened the observance with videotaped…

Maxim Healthcare Services Will Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

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Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc., a nationwide staffing service for nurses and other health care professionals, will pay $75,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to resolve a federal disability discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced last week. According to the lawsuit, Maxim Healthcare Services in Pittsburgh refused to hire a candidate for an…

From Coverage to Care to an AIDS-Free Generation

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Editors Note: Open Enrollment for coverage through the Marketplace is NOW until February 15th, 2015. Today, we share a guest post from Dr. Cara James, Director, Office of Minority Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), on the importance of coverage and things to know about the Marketplace for those living with HIV/AIDS. If…

Black Voices Bloggers on World AIDS Day 2014

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December 1st was World AIDS Day, and the U.S. Government theme for this year was ‘Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation.” In recognition of this global observance in the HIV community, the AIDS.gov Black Voices bloggers shared their individual perspectives on one question: Is World AIDS Day a celebration or a call to action? “World…

Video: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and the Affordable Care Act

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With this year’s Marketplace Open Enrollment period underway, individuals and families who do not already have coverage can join the millions of people who are already enrolled in an affordable health plan through the Marketplace, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act provides a historic opportunity for people living with HIV, including…

Focus, Partner, Achieve: How the United States Is Helping to Lead the Fight Against AIDS

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“On this day, let us rededicate ourselves to continuing our work until we reach the day we know is possible — when no child has to know the pain of HIV/AIDS and no life is limited by this virus.” –President Barack Obama, World AIDS Day 2014 Proclamation Today is World AIDS Day — a day…