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5 Steps to stay covered through the Marketplace in 2015

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Did you know that if you bought a health insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace in 2014, you can renew your current plan or enroll in a different plan for 2015? There may be new, more affordable health care plans available to you that weren’t an option last year, or you may find another…

PrEPline Provides Clinicians with Advice on New HIV Prevention Tool

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A new telephone consultation service was launched earlier this month to provide free, expert advice to clinicians across the United States about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), an important new HIV prevention tool. PrEP involves taking a daily pill containing two antiretroviral drugs as a way for HIV uninfected persons to prevent HIV infection. The Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis…

Primary Care Providers: Improve Care for Patients with Viral Hepatitis with ACT-First, a Free Online CME Course

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Regular readers of this blog probably know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends hepatitis C (HCV) screening for everyone in the demographic group in the U.S. that is most likely to be infected—people born between 1945 and 1965. In addition, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) last year upgraded its…

USCA 2014: Reflections of 3 Black Voices Bloggers

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The 2014 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA)  earlier this month was the largest HIV/AIDS-related gathering in the nation. During the conference, the AIDS.gov team provided daily social media coverage , policy updates, and technical assistance to conference participants in our social media lab. Today, we bring you personal perspectives of the conference from Guy Anthony, Kahlib Barton,…

Analysis: Opportunities Under the ACA for Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Among Women With HIV

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An estimated 36 percent of women in the U.S. report having experienced intimate partner violence (IPV), also called domestic violence, but among HIV positive women 55 percent report such experiences. A new Kaiser Family Foundation  analysis  looks at opportunities to address IPV in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that could help women who are HIV positive…

Resources to Support Health Insurance Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment

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As we approach the next open enrollment period for health care coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace (November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015), HIV service organizations and community-based groups are gearing up to help people at risk for and living with HIV as well as others to enroll in coverage. To assist groups and…

CDC Pre-Application Training Webinar Series for CBOs

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing pre-application trainings for CBOs interested in applying for Funding Opportunity PS15-1502: Comprehensive High-Impact Prevention Projects for Community-Based Organizations and/or other local, state, and federal funding opportunities. CDC is collaborating with funded Capacity Building Assistance providers to host a series of four live meeting webinar trainings….

We Need Every Tool to End HIV

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(Editor’s Note: This blog has been cross-posted from Advocate.com . For more information on PrEP, visit AIDS.gov.) HIV-negative gay men have a responsibility to use every tool at their disposal, including PrEP, to stay negative. I’m a PrEPer. I am HIV-negative, but I am taking an “AIDS” drug. In November 2013, I started taking Truvada, a drug that is used…