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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Quick Take: An Update on the ACA & HIV: Medicaid Health Homes

We recently wrote about the different ways in which the Affordable Care Act (ACA) changes pathways to health insurance coverage for people with HIV, and chronicled these specifics, as well as several outstanding questions, in a policy brief.  As we noted, among the many provisions of the ACA designed to…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI)

This fact sheet looks at the components of the Global Health Initiative (GHI), a U.S.-based effort to develop a comprehensive, government-wide strategy for global health focused on the health challenges and needs of those in low- and middle-income countries. March 2012 (.pdf) Previous Versions: January 2012 (.pdf) February 2011 (.pdf)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health in Haiti and the U.S. Government Involvement

This fact sheet profiles the health status of Haiti prior to the devastating earthquake that hit the island nation on January 12, 2010. It reviews the major U.S. government global health and development programs operating in Haiti and examines the U.S. response to the quake and the future health challenges…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Understanding the New UNAIDS Estimates

This fact sheet presents an overview of the updated estimates on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, released by UNAIDS in November 2007. The fact sheet describes how the new estimates compare to prior estimates, what they mean for understanding the future course of the epidemic, and what the major factors were…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Fact Sheet: Assessing the Number of People with HIV/AIDS in Areas Affected by Hurricane Katrina

More than 21,000 people with HIV/AIDS were estimated to be living in the disaster-affected counties of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi before Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. In addition to facing the multitude of health and other challenges confronting Hurricane survivors, people with HIV/AIDS may face additional hardships due to…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Waiting for AIDS Medications in the United States: An Analysis of ADAP Waiting Lists

Waiting lists are a reality of state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs), which rely on specific federal appropriations, or capped funding, each year. Capped funding determines ADAP’s income eligibility criteria, the number of drugs in the formulary, and the number of people who can be served. This fact sheet provides…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Government Funding for HIV/AIDS in Resource Poor Settings

This fact sheet examines federal funding for the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, with a primary emphasis on funding activities that benefit resource poor countries. United States funding for international HIV/AIDS activities in resource poor countries began in the mid-1980s; and in FY 2003, the U.S. Congress appropriated close to $1.5 billion…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Global Funding for HIV/AIDS in Resource Poor Settings

This fact sheet presents data on the range of resources currently directed to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in resource poor settings, including bilateral, multilateral, and private sector support, as well as domestic funding by affected country governments. Fact Sheet (.pdf)

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