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Encouraging First-Year Results for the “Increasing Access to HIV Care and Treatment” Initiative

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Two years ago on World AIDS Day, President Obama announced $50 million to increase the number of people living with HIV who are linked to and retained in HIV care and treatment. Of that $50 million, $15 million was directed to the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program’s Part C. Starting…

HIV Activist Shares His Experiences with Facing AIDS Initiative

Brad McIntyre Facing AIDS Photo

Editors Note: Bradford McIntyre, an HIV activist who runs the “Positively Positive: Living with HIV” website in Canada (www.PositivelyPositive.ca ) has participated in AIDS.gov’s #FacingAIDS initiative for four years. We asked him how he heard about the initiative, how he uses it in his work, and what Facing AIDS means to him. How did you first…

A Common Patient Assistance Program Application Form for HIV Medicine: Improved and Available

Common Patient Assistance Program Application Form

A new streamlined application form is available to help low-income individuals who are living with HIV access antiretroviral (ARV) medicines through HIV patient assistance programs (PAPs). Need for a Streamlined Application Form PAPs are programs operated by pharmaceutical companies to provide free ARV medicines to low-income people living with HIV who do not qualify for…

Thanking Thousands, Thanking Hundreds

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.

Editor’s note: As we approach World AIDS Day, we thank the thousands of individuals worldwide working on, before, and after each HIV/AIDS awareness observance day to help move us toward an AIDS-free generation. We encourage each of our readers to find a meaningful way to laud friends and colleagues for their work on HIV/AIDS. There…

New Pew Report Released: The Diagnosis Difference

The Diagnosis Difference

Editor’s Note: Scientific and technological advances have made HIV a manageable chronic disease for many people, allowing individuals to lead healthy, happy, and productive lives. With World AIDS Day (December 1) approaching, Pew Research Center’s new report about how people living with a chronic disease access health information and use social media is particularly timely….

Access to Information is a Powerful Tool in Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation

Information is powerful medicine poster

World AIDS Day is a tremendous opportunity for people worldwide to unite together in the fight against HIV.  A contribution to that fight here in the U.S. is the Information Is Powerful Medicine campaign. Launched earlier this year, the campaign contributes to Department-wide efforts guided by the National HIV/AIDS Strategy to improve health outcomes for…

Justice Department Settles with South Carolina Department of Corrections to End Discrimination Against Inmates with HIV

Department of Justice

Editor’s note: Earlier this fall, the U.S. Department of Justice released this important announcement regarding its ongoing efforts to address HIV-related discrimination. Please read. The Justice Department announced on September 30, 2013 that it had reached a settlement with the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) and its director, to resolve alleged violations of Title…

Statement by the President on the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act

The White House

[Released November 21, 2013] Earlier today, I signed into law the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation that allows scientists to carry out research into organ donations from one person with HIV to another.  For decades, these organ transplants have been illegal. It was even illegal to study whether they could…