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Updated: Common Patient Assistance Program Application Reduces Barriers to HIV Medication Access

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This month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in collaboration with seven pharmaceutical companies and the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors  (NASTAD), released an updated Common Patient Assistance Program Application  (CPAPA).  Developed in 2012, the CPAPA is intended to be used by both people living with HIV and their…

2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment: Day One Recap

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More than 2,400 HIV care and treatment leaders, Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients, stakeholders, and those on the front lines providing direct care to people living with HIV convened in Washington, DC yesterday for the kickoff of the 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment.  The theme for this year’s Health Resources…

The Evolution of Ryan White HIV/Care

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Rapid change does not typically drive progress in health care. Historically, proven interventions are adopted over decades under the best of circumstances, like life-saving Vitamin A for children with measles or Beta-blockers to improve survival after a heart attack. HIV care stands nearly alone in terms of the speed with which a deadly disease became…

HIV Therapy for Breastfeeding Mothers Can Virtually Eliminate Transmission to Babies

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HIV Therapy for Breastfeeding Mothers Can Virtually Eliminate Transmission to Babies For HIV-infected mothers whose immune system is in good health, taking a three-drug antiretroviral regimen during breastfeeding essentially eliminates HIV transmission by breast milk to their infants, according to results from a large clinical trial conducted in sub-Saharan Africa and India. These findings from…

NIH Expands Investment in HIV Cure Research

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Six Research Teams to Lead Collaborative Investigations Worldwide The National Institutes of Health has awarded approximately $30 million in annual funding over the next five years to six research collaborations working to advance basic medical science toward an HIV cure. The awards comprise the second iteration of the Martin Delaney Collaboratory: Towards an HIV-1 Cure…

President Obama Writes on Health Care Progress in the Journal of the American Medical Association

Chart: Under the Affordable Care Act, We’ve Cut The Uninsured Rate to Historic Lows. Percent of population without health insurance in 1965 when Medicare and Medicaid were create was 22%. It drop to a rate of 12% in about 1974 and climbed back up until 1995. Then it leveled off until the ACA 1st Open Enrollment and in 2015 it is 9.1%.

Summary: Yesterday, President Obama authored a paper in the nation’s leading medical journal on how the Affordable Care Act has substantially improved our health care system.  President Obama laid out the progress we’ve made on health care in the latest edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association. In his paper, “United States Health…

2016 Marks the 20th Anniversary of the HHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents

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When is it time to start antiretroviral therapy (ART) and what HIV regimens offer the greatest chance of treatment success? For the past 20 years, practitioners caring for individuals with HIV have looked to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents for guidance on these…

IHS Announces Funding Opportunity to Promote HIV/AIDS Prevention and Engagement in Care

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Funding awards will expand activities to improve HIV prevention and care outcomes among American Indians and Alaska Natives The Indian Health Service (IHS) today announced a new HIV/AIDS prevention and care funding opportunity available to Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations and Urban Indian organizations. The funding is intended to meet American Indian and Alaska Native community…