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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…

HHS awards more than $295 million in Affordable Care Act funds to increase access to primary care at health centers

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Funding creates an estimated 4,750 new jobs; Helps newly insured access care Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today $295 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 1,195 health centers in every U.S. State, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin to expand primary care…

U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps to Help Treat Ebola Patients in Liberia

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Editor’s Note: Tuesday afternoon at the CDC in Atlanta, President Obama announced a major increase in U.S. efforts to help the international community fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. He was joined by HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell and CDC Director Tom Frieden. As part of the President’s strategy, HHS announced on Tuesday that…

HHS announces $60 million to help consumers navigate their health care coverage options in the Health Insurance Marketplace

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The Affordable Care Act is working for millions of Americans who are able to access quality health coverage at a price they can afford, in large part because of the efforts of in-person assisters in local communities across the nation. People shopping for and enrolling in coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace can get local…

NBHAAD’s New Media Outreach Explodes Under “The New Normal”

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Editor’s Note: This is the second post in our series looking at how social media has been used to support national health observances. As our readers plan for upcoming observance days including National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2015, we encourage you to check out all our HIV/AIDS Awareness Day posts. This year marks the 14th…