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HUD AWARDS $29 MILLION TO 25 LOCAL HIV-AIDS HOUSING PROGRAMS

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Editor’s Note: This statement was released by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on May 19, 2015. HUD No. 15-059 April A. Brown (202) 708-0685 HUD AWARDS $29 MILLION TO 25 LOCAL HIV-AIDS HOUSING PROGRAMS Funding supports stable housing for individuals and families at risk for homelessness WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department…

HOPE Act to facilitate organ recovery from HIV-positive donors

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In a notice published in the Federal Register on May 8, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced it will amend the OPTN Final Rule (42 CFR Part 121) to allow the recovery of transplantable organs from HIV-positive donors. This is a milestone in support of the federal HIV Organ Policy Equity…

Housing Discrimination Because of HIV/AIDS Is Illegal

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People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) face a number of challenges that are often amplified by stigma and discrimination associated with the virus.  To many, discrimination acts as a barrier to meeting basic needs like shelter. That’s why HUD’s Office of HIV/AIDS Housing, which administers the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program, and its…

Positive Spin: New digital storytelling project encourages HIV prevention, testing, and treatment

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We are excited to announce the release of Positive Spin, a digital educational tool that uses the power of personal stories and video to raise awareness about the HIV care continuum and to encourage people living with HIV to get into treatment. The AIDS.gov team worked with our Federal colleagues, healthcare professionals, people living with…

Breaking Down Stigma—I Care About HIV/AIDS

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Editor’s Note: For National Women and Girls Day, March 10th Gail T. Crockett , the Director of Strategic Supply Chain at McDonald’s Corporation, produced the following blog as part of the AIDS United Shero Series – Highlighting Women Making a Difference in the Field.   I am not HIV positive. But I care. In fact, I think…

New Tools to Help Track Health Insurance Enrollment and Renewal for People Living with HIV

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New tools from the HRSA/HAB-supported Affordable Care Enrollment TA Center (ACE TA Center ) are available to help support people living with HIV in enrolling in health insurance, using their benefits, and staying enrolled. Designed to support Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients, the Enrollment Tracking Worksheet  and Checklists  track where clients are in the enrollment and…

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

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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…

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…