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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…

July Update from ONAP: Our National Strategy and Road to Durban

Dr. Amy Lansky
Cross-posted from White House Blog

Summary: Get a sneak peak at ONAP’s thoughts on AIDS 2016 in Durban and the upcoming anniversary of the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Nearly a year ago, July 30, 2015, we released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020, which is…

Come Chat about HIV/AIDS and Affordable Care Act!

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Cross-posted from NMAC

NMAC, together with Altarum, has united with several community colleagues and to highlight the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on people living with HIV/AIDS. We are well into the 6th year of the ACA, and the Act…

Visual Storytelling with Instagram

New Media | July 12, 2016 Read the full post
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Visual storytelling lets you build awareness, trust, and loyalty while engaging and expanding your audience. With 500 million active monthly users as of June 2016 , Instagram’s popularity proves how a “picture is worth a thousand words.” Eighty-seven percent of…

Reporting from AIDS 2016

AIDS 2016 Durban, South Africa July 18-22, 2015 #AIDS2015 @AIDS_conference

Next week, members of the global HIV community will convene in Durban, South Africa for the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) and will be there to share highlights. More than 18,000 people – scientists, public health experts, policy…

Viral Suppression: The Struggle is Real

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Recently, I’ve been thinking and talking a lot about the importance of viral suppression. For people living with HIV, getting the virus under control is the most important thing we can do. It’s the key to our own survival, reducing…

7 Decades of Firsts – With 7 CDC Directors

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) turns 70 this year. On July 12 at 11:00 am (EDT) CDC’s Grand Rounds “Seven Decades of Firsts – With Seven CDC Directors” webcast will look at the events of those 70 years that have helped CDC become…

Health Care Coverage Options for Same Sex Couples

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Cross-posted from Blog

An insurance company that offers health coverage to opposite-sex spouses must do the same for same-sex spouses. Protections against discrimination As long as a couple is married in a jurisdiction with legal authority to authorize the marriage, an insurance company…