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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…

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…