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The LA Clippers Join With Supervisor Ridley-Thomas, The LA County Public Health Department and HIV/AIDS Organizations to Mobilize Fans to be “Greater Than AIDS”

LOS ANGELES — Tonight at the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Clippers join with Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS Programs and Policy and the Black AIDS Institute to get out information about HIV/AIDS and reduce stigma surrounding the…

A Closer Look at Perceptions of HIV in Hard Hit Areas

In June 2011, the Kaiser Family Foundation released its eighth major survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS to examine national public opinion toward HIV/AIDS. This Data Note is a closer examination of the results on HIV‐related attitudes and perceptions among the group of adults living in metropolitan areas hard hit by…

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Washington, D.C.

This fact sheet examines the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Washington, D.C., one of the areas hardest hit by HIV in the United States. Fact Sheet: July 2012 (.pdf)

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.

The Ryan White Program

This fact sheet provides an overview of the Ryan White Program, the largest HIV-specific federal grant program in the United States.

Black Americans and HIV/AIDS

This updated fact sheet highlights the epidemic’s impact on Black Americans, providing current data and trends over time. Black Americans have been disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS since the epidemic’s beginning, and that disparity has deepened over time. Blacks account for more new HIV infections, people estimated to be living with HIV disease, and HIV-related deaths than any other racial/ethnic group in the U.S.

Helping People With HIV Navigate the Transition to ACA Coverage: Summary of a Roundtable Discussion

In March 2013, the Kaiser Family Foundation convened key HIV/AIDS stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds to explore opportunities for maximizing the beneficial impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for people living with HIV and examine strategies to help them navigate the transition to new health coverage. This report summarizes the information shared and key issues discussed at the meeting.

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.

Health Care Access and Coverage for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community in the United States: Opportunities and Challenges in a New Era

This Policy Insight looks at the challenges and questions surrounding recent policy changes that are expected to increase health insurance coverage and access to care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and their families, including the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Supreme Court’s DOMA decision.