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

Ronald Valdiserri

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…

From Coverage to Care to an AIDS-Free Generation

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Editors Note: Open Enrollment for coverage through the Marketplace is NOW until February 15th, 2015. Today, we share a guest post from Dr. Cara James, Director, Office of Minority Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), on the importance of coverage and things to know about the Marketplace for those living with HIV/AIDS. If…

Video: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and the Affordable Care Act

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With this year’s Marketplace Open Enrollment period underway, individuals and families who do not already have coverage can join the millions of people who are already enrolled in an affordable health plan through the Marketplace, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act provides a historic opportunity for people living with HIV, including…

For an AIDS-Free Generation: Access to Drugs and Diagnostics Is Essential

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On World AIDS Day this year, tens of millions of people with HIV are now living healthy, productive lives because of access to safe and lower priced medicines. We rejoice in this achievement, because all people, no matter how rich or poor, deserve to have the medicines they need to live their lives in the…

Revised Hepatitis C (HCV)/HIV Coinfection Section of the Adult and Adolescent Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines Released

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Last week, the HHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents announced the release of the updated “Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents.” As described in What’s New in the Guidelines, this interim revision of the guidelines features a revised section on Hepatitis C (HCV)/HIV Coinfection that emphasizes…

Don’t Miss Our Nov. 24 Webinar on Health Insurance Marketplace Outreach Enrollment for Those at Risk for and Living with HIV

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As part of our World AIDS Day activities, AIDS.gov is hosting a webinar, Toward an AIDS-free Generation: Healthcare Outreach and Enrollment for People Living with HIV, on Monday, November 24, 2014 from 2:00-2:45pm (ET). Designed for HIV service providers, community-based organizations, Federal staff, and other stakeholders this webinar will focus on open enrollment and the…

Great American Smokeout: Opportunity for PLWH Who Smoke to Make a Plan to Quit

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Tomorrow is the Great American Smokeout , an annual observance organized by the American Cancer Society on the third Thursday of November, to encourage smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. Because of the high prevalence of smoking among people living with…