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Medicare Open Enrollment Underway through December 7


Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people age 65 and older and younger adults with permanent disabilities, is an important source of health coverage for people with HIV.  An estimated 120,000 Medicare beneficiaries are living with HIV. Medicare health…

More Than 70 Percent of Consumers Can Find Marketplace Plans for Less than $75 Per Month

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Cross-posted from HHS Press Office

With Start of Window Shopping, Americans Can Now Check Out Options for 2017 Coverage With window shopping beginning today, Health Insurance Marketplace consumers can now visit to check out their options for 2017 coverage in advance of the start…

ICYMI – Advances in Research on HIV Prevention for Women

Research | October 27, 2016 Read the full post

Last week, in a Facebook Live event we heard from NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach about some new developments in HIV prevention for women shared at the HIV Research for Prevention Conference  (R4P) in Chicago.  Carl is the Director of the…

HHS awards $2.3 billion in grants to help Americans access HIV/AIDS care and medications

Cross-posted from HHS Newsroom

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced nearly $2.3 billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants awarded to cities, states, and local community-based organizations in fiscal year (FY) 2016. This funding supports a coordinated and comprehensive…

Why #APHA2016 is a great place for social media conversations

New Media | October 25, 2016 Read the full post

APHA 2016 , the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting, brings together over 12,000 people from the U.S. and around the world for conversations about public health initiatives. For the team, those conversations also present an opportunity to highlight the…

The CDC’s Gay Dance Video about HIV is Fabulous


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has taken the unprecedented step of producing a music video to educate gay men about the many HIV prevention options available to them, and it is foot-stomping fabulous. The song, “Collect My…

EEOC Files 2 HIV-related Employment Discrimination Suits

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), one of the federal agencies engaged in implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, recently announced that it has filed two HIV discrimination lawsuits. EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws against employment discrimination. The suits…

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

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Cross-posted from SAMHSA - LGBT Page

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…