HIV Policy & Programs

Key Conversations in 2014: HIV Prevention

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As we prepare for our annual observance of World AIDS Day on December 1, we at are looking back at some of the stories that generated the most interest on our blog in 2014. We encourage you to revisit these stories and share the information as part of your own World AIDS Day efforts….

Step 1 to stay covered through the Marketplace: Review your current health coverage


If you already have health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, it’s time to review your plan and decide if you want to make changes for 2015. You can choose to stay in your current plan (if it’s still offered) or change to a different plan. Insurance companies can change a plan’s premiums, cost-sharing, and…

Getting Covered in 2015: What You Need to Know

On November 15th, millions of Americans will return to to find a new health insurance plan or re-enroll in their current plan. Here are 3 things you can do right now to get ready: Download this Marketplace checklist to gather the documents you’ll need to apply [PDF 95.1KB] Learn more about getting covered in 2015…

VIDEO Message for World AIDS Day: Focus. Partner. Achieve – An AIDS-free Generation


Today, with just over four weeks until World AIDS Day (December 1), we are honored to provide an important video message about World AIDS Day that introduces this year’s theme: Focus. Partner. Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation. In this video, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases and Director of the Office of…

Silence is Deadly: Combating the Epidemic of Viral Hepatitis


Silence=Death. That phrase was used by the advocacy group ACT UP to end the silence about the AIDS crisis in the United States. This is no less true for the issue of viral hepatitis, which claims the lives of 12,000-18,000 Americans each year. Our inactivity can fuel the spread of viral hepatitis—viruses which are largely…

HHS awards $2.2 billion in grants for HIV/AIDS care and medications

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that more than $2.2 billion in grants was awarded in fiscal year (FY) 2014 to cities, states and local community-based organizations, funded through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. This funding will ensure that more than half a million people living with and affected by HIV…

5 Steps to stay covered through the Marketplace in 2015


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


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…