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LGBT People Need to Take Advantage of Obamacare

Carl Anderson Quote
Cross-posted from The Advocate

When 25-year-old Carl Anderson was diagnosed with HIV, he learned just how important health care coverage can be. Soon after his diagnosis, Carl became uninsured, and he realized he’d have to face the staggering costs of his treatment on his…

The Marketplace is Open: Continuing Our Progress for the LGBT community

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Cross-posted from HHS Blog

Summary: This Administration has made historic progress for the LGBT community, and by ensuring a successful open enrollment together, we can do even more. I am proud to serve in the Obama Administration because of the work the President, the…

2015 National HIV Prevention Conference – Closing Reflections

Ronald Valdiserri

As the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference came to a close earlier this week in Atlanta, we heard from the CDC Director, Dr. Tom Frieden. He highlighted some of the ideas he and colleagues shared in a recent New England…

Input Sought from Viral Hepatitis Community Stakeholders on Activities in 2014-2015

Ronald Valdiserri

In the years since 2011, when the Department of Health and Human Services released the first national Viral Hepatitis Action Plan, much of the Federal work to move towards the goals identified in the plan has been described in reports…

National HIV Prevention Conference: Day 4 Recap

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Cross-posted from National HIV Prevention Conference

The final plenary of NHPC 2015 focused on the issues of sexual health for youth, the need to deliver effective HIV prevention messages, and the role social media can play in public health outreach. The session also featured closing remarks…

Why Protecting Humans Rights Is Critical to Achieving an AIDS-Free Generation

Global | December 11, 2015 Read the full post
Deborah Birx, MD, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
Cross-posted from Huffington Post

On Human Rights Day, we join the global community in recommitting to protecting the human rights of all people. The protection of human rights provides the foundation for ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, a global goal the world set…

National LGBT2S Tribal Day of Action

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Cross-posted from Indian Health Services Blog

Today is a special day. Today is the first National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Two Spirit (LGBT2S) Tribal Day of Action on the Affordable Care Act. On this day, as we encourage outreach and education across Indian country, we…

Carl’s #GetCovered Story: No Longer Gambling with His Life

carl-anderson
Cross-posted from HHS Blog

I’m 25 years old and work for a human resources contractor in the oil and gas industry. It’s a good job, but it doesn’t come with health insurance benefits. That really stressed me out. You see, I’m HIV+ and my…