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A personal perspective about new data on behavioral health patterns in the LGB community

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Editor’s Note: Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services We know that homophobia and discrimination take a toll on the lives and health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) women and men. Homophobia and discrimination create negative ripple effects that can cause LGBT…

13.8 million Americans expected to select Marketplace plans during the upcoming Open Enrollment

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Secretary Burwell describes improvements in the Health Insurance Marketplace, its role in a better health care system for all Americans, and this year’s data-driven outreach efforts U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced that she expects 13.8 million individuals to sign up for coverage through the Marketplaces during…

NIH funds research network focused on HIV-infected youth

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Studies also will address HIV prevention among at-risk groups. The National Institutes of Health has awarded funding for a research network devoted to the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults with HIV or at risk for HIV infection. The awards, up to $24 million in 2016, provide for three research centers and a…

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), 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…