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8 Facebook Lives from USCA: Get Them All Right Here

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At the recently-concluded U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) in Hollywood, Florida, we used Facebook Live to bring you conversations in real time with federal and community leaders discussing the latest developments and cutting-edge tools in the response to the HIV epidemic. Our Facebook Live conversations covered a wide range of topics, ranging from the implications…

Viral Hepatitis and Indian Health Services Highlights from USCA 2016

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During the second day of the 2016 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA), AIDS.gov shared more conference highlights via Facebook Live. First, we caught up with Corinna Dan and Mariah Johnson about the viral hepatitis pathway at the conference. Corinna is the Viral Hepatitis Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office…

Medicaid expansion lowers Marketplace premiums by 7 percent

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New analysis finds Medicaid expansion brings down Marketplace rates – another benefit on top of gains for low-income individuals and state economies Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report showing that expanding Medicaid lowers Marketplace premiums by about 7 percent in those states. “Today’s report identifies yet another group that…

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…