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Reflections on National Transgender HIV Testing Day

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The inaugural National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD) on April 18 marked a milestone for members of the trans community, who face high HIV impact. Almost a year in the making, this awareness day is the result of efforts led…

National HIV Testing Day Efforts Increase HIV Testing but Testing Opportunities Still Missed During Most Health Care Visits

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Cross-posted from CDC - National HIV Testing Day Page

Today is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), a day to raise awareness of the importance of HIV testing and to create events that make it easy to obtain an HIV test. Currently, an estimated 87 percent of people living with…

REALLY: Get Tested

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I’ve seen firsthand the impact that HIV testing can have on people’s lives. My first involvement in HIV was as a volunteer HIV pretest and posttest counselor in Long Beach, California, while I was in my 20s. I talked to…

National HIV Testing Day: Deondre’s story

New Media | June 27, 2016 Read the full post
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Tests tend to make a lot of us very nervous. Though we may study and prepare, there always seems to be some sort of anxiety or nervousness that comes with taking them. For me, it‘s the thought of not knowing…

CMS, CDC, & HRSA Launch HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group for State Medicaid Programs

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This week the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced the launch of a new joint initiative: the HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group…

HIV Among Issues Examined During White House’s United State of Women Summit

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Cross-posted from The White House Blog

Summary: Find out how ONAP, and Federal and community partners, marked the first United State of Women Summit to highlight HIV issues among women and girls. Last week, thousands of people gathered for the United State of Women, a White…

Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act leads to better care and improves financial well-being for new enrollees

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Cross-posted from HHS Press Office

Over 90 percent of new Medicaid enrollees are satisfied with their plans and doctor According to a new report summarizing research to date, 78 percent of new Medicaid enrollees indicated that absent Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA),…

SMAIF Supports HRSA Grant Opportunity to Address HIV Care Continuum in Southern Metropolitan Areas

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The south lags behind much of the rest of the nation on a number of key outcomes including viral suppression and survival among people living with HIV. To help address this, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced…