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Dates & deadlines for 2017 health insurance

You can enroll in or change 2017 Marketplace health insurance right now. Important dates to note: November 1, 2016: Open Enrollment started — first day to enroll, re-enroll, or change a 2017 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2017. December 15, 2016: Last day to enroll…

Join The Listening Session To Address HIV In The Transgender Community On December 8, 2016 – Open Call For Speakers!

On Thursday, December 8, 2016, the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) will host a community listening session on strategies for improving HIV prevention and care for transgender women of color. The session will be conducted via webinar from 2:00–3:30 p.m. (ET). Dr. Amy Lansky, Director of the White House Office of…

What is SMAIF?

In September, during the U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA), AIDS.gov shared information about and launched new web pages that describe the work of the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF). SMAIF funds innovative projects to improve HIV prevention and care in communities of color. The new pages will make it easier for people to learn…

Open Enrollment Begins November 1

Summary: The ACA helps pave the way to increased health coverage for people living with HIV. The cost of health care can make engaging and remaining in care difficult for people living with HIV.  Beginning November 1, individuals across the country will have the opportunity to enroll or re-enroll in health coverage for 2017 through…

Enroll in 2017 health insurance coverage now!

The Health Insurance Marketplace is open for business! Starting today, you can apply for 2017 health insurance coverage for the first time — or renew, change, or update your current health plan for 2017. How to get 2017 health insurance Before you enroll, you can preview plans with personalized price estimates. and find out if…

Webinar Recap: Snaps and Stripes—Sharing Public Service Stories with Snapchat

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog by DigitalGov highlights how government communicators are engaging with millenials via Snapchat. AIDS.gov prioritizes using digital tools to amply HIV messages within communities of color and then, sharing with you what we learn. If you’d like to know more about Snapchat or another social platform to extend the reach of your…

Data to Care: A Critical Tool for Ending AIDS in New York State

In 2014, the Governor of New York State announced a three-point plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York State by the end of 2020.  The plan states intention to: Identify persons living with HIV who are undiagnosed and link them to care, Link and retain persons with diagnosed HIV in health care, and…

Employment and People Living with HIV: #InclusionWorks!

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), celebrating the contributions of workers with disabilities and raising awareness of the value of a diverse workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. Employment is an essential part of leading an independent, self-directed life for all people, including people living with HIV/AIDS. Reflecting this, the U.S. Department…