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HHS Office for Civil Rights Issues Report on National HIV/AIDS Compliance Review Initiative

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“To be free of discrimination on the basis of HIV status is both a human and a civil right. Vigorous enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act, . . . the Rehabilitation Act, and other civil rights laws is vital to establishing an environment where people will feel safe in getting tested and seeking treatment.”…

CMS, CDC, & HRSA Launch HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group for State Medicaid Programs

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This week the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced the launch of a new joint initiative: the HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group [PDF 91 KB]. The HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group will bring together state public health…

Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act leads to better care and improves financial well-being for new enrollees

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Over 90 percent of new Medicaid enrollees are satisfied with their plans and doctor According to a new report summarizing research to date, 78 percent of new Medicaid enrollees indicated that absent Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they wouldn’t otherwise have the resources necessary to access regular care. Additionally, the overwhelming majority…

Presidential Proclamation — National Hepatitis Testing Day, 2016

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NATIONAL HEPATITIS TESTING DAY, 2016 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In the United States, hepatitis A, B, and C are the most common types of viral hepatitis — affecting between 3.5 and 6.9 million people and claiming the lives of thousands of our fellow Americans each year. Because of…

Biomarker Tracks Accelerated HIV-Associated Aging

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Infection Adds Five Years on Average to Biological Age By measuring a molecular signature of aging, researchers have found that HIV infection accelerates aging, adding an average of five years to someone’s biological age. The more rapid aging is occurring in people receiving antiretroviral treatment, so that even though treatment enables them to live for…

Meet the 5 Men that are putting a “Positive Spin” on HIV

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Thanks to advances in HIV treatment, people living with HIV who are diagnosed early, linked to care, prescribed antiretroviral therapy (ART), and stay adherent to their medication are able to live healthy lives and reduce the risk of spreading the virus to others. Positive Spin is nominated for a Webby Award . We created this listicle to celebrate…

National Transgender HIV Testing Day – Chandi Moore CDC Blog & Twitter Chat Today at 3:00 PM (EST)

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Editor’s Note: From CDC’s Doing It – an HIV testing and prevention campaign.   It’s Our Time – The Transgender Community and HIV/AIDS By: Chandi Moore, Health Education Associate at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles On a recent episode of ‘I am Cait,’ I shared about my past and how difficult my journey has been….

Using our National HIV/AIDS Strategy to Prevent HIV among Our Nation’s Youth

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Summary: Ahead of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Dr. Lansky recognizes the HIV disparities facing youth and actions to improve them. Last week, I attended the National Rx Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, which drew a crowd of nearly 2,000 policymakers, researchers, advocates, parents, and persons in recovery. The widespread abuse of prescription drugs,…