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HIV Prevention Efforts for Hispanics/Latinos must improve

Cross-posted from CDC - HIV/AIDS

Hispanics/Latinos are disproportionately affected by HIV. In 2014, 23% of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States were among Hispanics/Latinos, who represent 16% of the US population. Hispanics/Latinos account for 21% of the 1.2 million people living with HIV…

NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Discusses Viral Suppression

Research | November 11, 2016 Read the full post

Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has spoken with about the important issue of viral suppression at several major HIV conferences during the past few months,…

HOPWA Formula Modernization Reflects Current HIV Trends


Director’s Note from Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., Director, HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy: We know that people living with HIV who have unstable housing have poorer health outcomes and are at greater risk for transmitting HIV. I conducted…

Dates & deadlines for 2017 health insurance

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You can enroll in or change 2017 Marketplace health insurance right now. Important dates to note: November 1, 2016: Open Enrollment started — first day to enroll, re-enroll, or change a 2017 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Coverage…

Join The Listening Session To Address HIV In The Transgender Community On December 8, 2016 – Open Call For Speakers!

On Thursday, December 8, 2016, the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) will host a community listening session on strategies for improving HIV prevention and care for transgender women of color. The session will be conducted via…

The Digital Transition: How the Presidential Transition Works in the Social Media Age

New Media | November 8, 2016 Read the full post
Cross-posted from The White House Blog

Summary: Take a look at how we plan to preserve and pass on the digital history of the Obama administration. President Obama is the first “social media president”: the first to have @POTUS on Twitter , the first to go…

What is SMAIF?

What is SMAIF? video

In September, during the U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA), shared information about and launched new web pages that describe the work of the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF). SMAIF funds innovative projects to improve HIV prevention and care…

Open Enrollment Begins November 1

White House logo - cropped - Aug 2016
Cross-posted from White House Blog

Summary: The ACA helps pave the way to increased health coverage for people living with HIV. The cost of health care can make engaging and remaining in care difficult for people living with HIV.  Beginning November 1, individuals across the…