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Free HIV Testing On Site at the Essence Music Festival

NEWS RELEASE July 1, 2011 “I CAME TO GET TESTED” Week-Long Greater Than AIDS Statewide Testing Tour Culminates at this Weekend’s Festival in New Orleans, July 1st-3rd NEW ORLEANS, LA – Friday, 1st July, 2011 – Greater Than AIDS, a national campaign to respond to HIV/AIDS in the United States, has…

What’s Next for U.S. Global Health Diplomacy? A Town Hall Forum with Ambassador Eric Goosby

At 9:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, Feb. 28, the Kaiser Family Foundation will host a town hall-style forum with Ambassador Eric Goosby, the newly named head of the State Department’s new Office of Global Health Diplomacy as well as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, to explore the goals and objectives of the new office. The office is intended to guide diplomatic efforts to advance the United States’ global health mission to improve and save lives and foster sustainability. The hour-long session will be moderated by Jen Kates, a Foundation Vice President and Director of Global Health and HIV Policy.

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…

2008 Presidential Election Issue Spotlight: Global Health and HIV/AIDS

During the 2008 Presidential campaign, now President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain announced a number of policy proposals and positions related to global health and the HIV/AIDS epidemic, both globally and domestically. This document summarizes those positions as staked out during the presidential campaign. It is…

Medicare and HIV/AIDS

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for seniors and people under age 65 with permanent disabilities. It accounts for approximately one quarter of federal spending on HIV/AIDS care in the U.S. and is an important source of coverage for people living with HIV/AIDS. This fact sheet provides data and…

AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs)

This fact sheet provides current information about state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs), which provide HIV medications to low-income people with HIV/AIDS who have limited or no prescription drug coverage.

Addressing the HIV/AIDS Epidemic at Home and Abroad: Short-Term Policy Options Under Consideration by the New Administration and Congress

This past summer, the United States government’s global HIV/AIDS program was reauthorized and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data indicating that the epidemic at home was worse than previously thought. These events called significant attention to HIV/AIDS and together present the new Administration and…