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Alicia Keys, Congressman Charlie Rangel, and Community Leaders Partner With Harlem Community To Address High Rates of HIV/AIDS

The Grammy Award-winning artist joins with local residents and leaders, the music and faith communities, and elected officials to come together to tackle HIV’s disproportionate impact in communities of color. NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2013 — Grammy Award-winning artist and advocate Alicia Keys rallied with community leaders and residents of…

Implications of the Affordable Care Act for People With HIV Infection and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program: What Does the Future Hold?

There are numerous aspects of the Affordable Care Act that will be important for people with HIV in the U.S., — however, it is unlikely that these changes will address all the needs of people with HIV. The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program will thus remain crucial for the provision of adequate health care to HIV-infected individuals, but it will need to change. Changes in the Ryan White Program’s role will depend largely on state decisions on Medicaid expansion and health care marketplaces. This article, published in the September/October issue of Topics in Antiviral Medicine, summarizes a presentation by Jennifer Kates of the Kaiser Family Foundation at the IAS–USA continuing education program held in New York, New York, in April 2013.

New Web Portal Explains The Affordable Care Act – “Obamacare”- For People With HIV

This press release announces a new consumer web portal to help people living with HIV navigate the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Specifically designed to address the needs of people with HIV, the Obamacare & You portal, funded by Gilead Sciences, Inc., is presented as part of Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information initiative developed by the Kaiser Family Foundation together with the Black AIDS Institute.

U.S. Participation in International Health Treaties, Commitments, Partnerships, and Other Agreements

This report provides a comprehensive look at U.S. participation in 50 significant international treaties and agreements that directly or indirectly touch on health issues.

The U.S. role in such agreements has attracted renewed policy attention as a result of the Obama Administration’s Global Health Initiative, which includes a focus on stronger multilateral engagement on global health and development issues. Such international agreements help to establish political and legal commitments, formalize international relationships, and coordinate roles and responsibilities internationally.

Insurance Coverage and Access to HIV Testing and Treatment: Considerations for Individuals at Risk for Infection and for Those with Undiagnosed Infection

Of the estimated 1.2 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States, approximately 500,000 are not receiving care for their disease. This includes an estimated 250,000 people who do not know they are HIV positive. This article reviews data on insurance coverage and access to HIV testing and treatment,…

A Guide for Parents for Talking with Kids about Tough Issues

This parent guide offers practical, concrete tips and techniques for talking easily and openly with young children ages 8 to 12 about tough issues:sex, HIV/AIDS, violence, drugs and alcohol. Talk With Your Kids…before everyone else does.

Visualizing Health Policy: HIV/AIDS – The State of the Epidemic After 3 Decades

The July 2012 Visualizing Health Policy infographic looks at the state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic after three decades, released during the 19th biannual International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington, D.C. See the full-size infographic at The Journal of the American Medical Association View the related Slideshow Visualizing Health Policy is a monthly…

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…