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AIDS in Gay America: Findings from Focus Groups

Between January and March 2012, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Black AIDS Institute conducted focus groups in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Dallas with men self-identifying as gay or bisexual to provide insight as to how HIV/AIDS is viewed in the gay community today, what actions are being taken to…

HIV/AIDS: Comparison of the Candidates’ Proposals

HIV/AIDS: Comparison of Candidate’s Proposals Download a printable.pdf of this document Bush-Cheney1 2 3 4 5 Kerry-Edwards6 7 GLOBAL HIV/AIDS Global HIV/AIDS Leadership & Funding President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)1,3 provides $15 billion over 5 years (FY 2004-FY 2008) to global HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria efforts: Almost $10…

State Medicaid Coverage of Routine HIV Screening

This analysis examines state Medicaid coverage of routine HIV screening and finds that currently, more than two thirds of states cover routine screening under their Medicaid programs. The analysis includes a breakdown of which states cover routine screening and which states only cover medically necessary HIV screening.

AIDS At 30: The U.S. Epidemic

“AIDS at 30: The U.S. Epidemic” chronicles the thirty years since the first cases of a rare pneumonia found in young gay men were reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. This four minute video highlights landmarks in the history of AIDS from the discovery of the AIDS virus and…

How the ACA Changes Pathways to Insurance Coverage for People with HIV

There are multiple sources of insurance coverage and care for people with HIV in the United States.  These include public programs, such as Medicaid and Medicare, and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program, as well as private coverage through an employer or in the individual market. Medicaid, the nation’s principal safety-net…

Medicaid and HIV/AIDS

Medicaid is the nation’s major public health program for low-income Americans, financing health and long-term care services. It accounts for approximately half of federal spending on HIV/AIDS care in the U.S. and is a critical source of coverage for people living with HIV/AIDS. This fact sheet provides data and information on HIV/AIDS and Medicaid eligibility, benefits, spending, caseload and future outlook.