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.
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The Kaiser Family Foundation has launched a new, interactive, online tool designed to provide the latest data on the U.S. government’s global health budget in an easy-to-access form. The U.S. Global Health Budget Tracker lets users follow the budget from the President’s budget request through the appropriations process in Congress, as…
Targeted Media Messages Promote Free and Low-Cost Testing Services New Partnership with the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) Supports Providers with Materials in Clinics to Urge Patients to Test for HIV Free In-Store HIV Testing Offered in Select Walgreens Stores as part of an Ongoing Partnership MENLO PARK,…
The Kaiser Family Foundation held an interactive web briefing exclusively for journalists to discuss key issues surrounding the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia from July 20-July 25.
In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses a recent success in global HIV treatment and how successes may get less attention than they deserve because of prevailing attitudes about the corruption in foreign aid.
On September 8, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed regulations to implement Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which prohibits discrimination in health coverage and care based on race, color, national origin, age or disability, and, for the first time sex. This Issue Brief provides a technical summary of Section 1557 and the proposed rule and highlights new protections and provisions included in the law and rule . Notably, Section 1557 is the first federal civil rights law to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in health care. Moreover, the proposed rule extends the definition of sex discrimination to include discrimination on the basis of gender identity (but does not explicitly include sexual orientation). In addition, the proposed rule establishes regulations related to the provision of language assistance services based on long-standing HHS policy guidance. This brief does not assess the implications of the proposed rule.
Women, HIV & Intimate Partner Violence: New Campaign Puts Spotlight on Little-Known Issue During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Major Players in Domestic Violence, HIV and Women’s Health Confront Silence and Barriers to Care MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 20, 2015 – One in three women in the United States experiences intimate partner violence. For women living with HIV, it is one in two. Having an abusive partner is associated…
This brief provides profiles of twelve individuals living with HIV to offer an in-depth look at how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has affected their healthcare and coverage. Participants live in California, Florida, Georgia, New York, and Texas and discuss their enrollment and coverage experience, including whether they got new coverage (in the Marketplace or Medicaid), how their HIV care has been affected, and the role of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.
EMPIRE Star Jussie Smollett Just Announced to Headline a Special ESSENCE Empowerment Experience Panel at the 2015 ESSENCE Festival with Greater Than AIDS and the Black AIDS Institute
The Power of Love & Family: Ending HIV/AIDS in Black America: A Conversation with Soledad O’Brien Friday, July 3, 4:35-5:35 pm CT – Grand Hall, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans June 9, 2015 – Jussie Smollett, star of FOX’s hit TV show Empire, is joining with Greater Than…