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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Reducing HIV Among African American Communities

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Cross-posted from Blog

Like so many Americans, I have seen the tragedy first hand, of friends lost to HIV/ AIDS. I’ve also seen the hope of those living with HIV as we continue to work toward an AIDS free generation. Each February 7th,…

Medicare Proposes Coverage for Annual HIV Test, Invites Public Comment

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  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed expanding coverage for HIV screening for Medicare beneficiaries. In a Proposed Decision Memo dated January 29, 2015, the agency states “CMS proposes that the evidence is adequate to conclude…

Black Voices: Going Social for #NBHAAD

New Media | February 3, 2015 Read the full post

February 7, 2015 marks the 15th annual observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative focusing on the black community in the United States and the Diaspora. Founded in 1999 as…

President’s FY’16 Budget: HIV/AIDS

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Editor’s Note: President Obama released his fiscal year 2016 budget proposal today. The White House issued this fact sheet to highlight the budget’s investment in domestic HIV/AIDS activities across federal departments and agencies. Middle Class Economics: Enhancing the Lives of…

CDC Launches Next Phase of Know More Hepatitis Campaign


CDC has just released the next phase of the national Know More Hepatitis campaign. Of the estimated 3.2 million Americans who have Hepatitis C, 3 in 4 are people born from 1945 to 1965. Since as many as 50% of…

A Post from the ADAP Crisis Task Force

ADAP Crisis Task Force Announces Groundbreaking Agreement with AbbVie for Hepatitis C Treatment Viekira Pak ™ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Britten Pund 202-434-8090  January 15, 2015, Washington, DC – The ADAP Crisis Task Force (Task Force) has reached a new…

Report of 2013 Progress on Viral Hepatitis Action Plan


This week, we release the third annual report of progress made in implementing the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan). The 2013 report [PDF 655KB], compiled by the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious…

Form 1095-A and your tax return

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If you or anyone in your household enrolled in a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace in 2014, this tax season you’ll get a new Form 1095-A — Health Insurance Marketplace Statement. You’ll get it in the mail by…