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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.

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.

Showing OUR Pride: HRC and Greater Than AIDS Team to Speak Out About HIV/AIDS

HRC (Human Rights Campaign) is proud to partner with Greater Than AIDS to provide information about HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention at 18 LGBT Pride festivals across the country this summer. The partnership builds on the Greater Than AIDS Speak Out campaign, launched last year, to engage the LGBT community in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and to confront the silence and stigma that too often surrounds this disease.

Kaiser/UNAIDS Study Finds No Real Change In Donor Funding For HIV

This report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) evaluates international efforts to finance the response to the AIDS epidemic. The annual funding analysis finds donor governments disbursed US$7.86 billion toward the AIDS response in low-and middle-income countries in 2012, essentially unchanged from the US$7.63 billion level in 2011 after adjusting for inflation.

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.

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…