Tag Archives: HIV/AIDS

12.23.16

HIV in Communities of Color: The Importance of Adolescent Access to Biomedical Prevention

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On December 3, 2016, I presented at the opening plenary session of the National HIV PrEP Summit in San Francisco. At the summit, NMAC released a State of the State report that Jeffrey S. Crowley and I prepared as the first part of a two-part Blueprint for HIV Biomedical Prevention. The State of the State report […]

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11.18.16

HIV POLICY AFTER THE 2016 U.S. ELECTIONS

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The election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States has sent shockwaves throughout the country and across the globe. While the President-elect’s policy agenda was often sparse with details during his campaign, his election will no doubt have a profound impact on a number of major issues, such as healthcare, immigration, […]

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10.20.16

amfAR Report Makes Recommendations for Health Plans and Health Care Purchasers to Support Efforts to Curb the HIV Epidemic in the U.S.

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On October 13, 2016, amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, released a new report, “Curbing the HIV Epidemic by Supporting Effective Engagement in HIV Care: Recommendations for Health Plans and Health Care Purchasers,” which highlights the critical role of health plans and health care purchasers, including Medicaid and Medicare programs, marketplaces, and employers, in moving […]

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08.12.16

Global Implementation of PrEP: The Importance of Addressing Social and Structural Barriers – Part 2

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I have previously written about the global implementation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and how important it is to remove social and structural barriers to PrEP. On Tuesday, I drew attention to France and its challenges in viewing itself as a color-blind society and addressing the needs of migrants and communities of color. Today I am […]

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08.09.16

Global Implementation of PrEP: The Importance of Addressing Social and Structural Barriers

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Global implementation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a pill taken to prevent HIV infection, has made major strides in the last year. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration first approved Truvada for daily oral PrEP in July 2012, but no other country approved PrEP in the subsequent three years. In November 2015, France became the second […]

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06.10.16

WHY THE FULL DECRIMINALIZATION OF SEX WORK IS IMPORTANT FOR ADDRESSING THE GLOBAL HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC

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On May 25, 2016, Amnesty International released its long-awaited policy and supporting research in support of the decriminalization of sex work. The policy was based on evidence that the criminalization of sex work often makes sex workers less safe and provides impunity for abusers because sex workers are often too scared of being penalized to […]

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04.05.16

The Importance of Knowing the History of HIV and AIDS

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            Hillary Clinton generated controversy last month when she praised Ronald and Nancy Reagan for starting a national conversation about HIV and AIDS. Clinton quickly issued a statement apologizing for her mistake about the Reagans’ record and later published an expanded response. She acknowledged not only how mistaken she was, […]

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02.09.16

President’s Budget Proposes $20 Million Pilot Program to Increase Access to PrEP

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In his final State of the Union Address, President Obama told Congress, “Right now, we are on track to end the scourge of HIV/AIDS, and we have the capacity to accomplish the same thing with malaria — something I’ll be pushing this Congress to fund this year.” HIV experts applauded the President’s elevation of HIV/AIDS […]

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01.06.16

HIV and Medical Bills: The Importance of the Affordable Care Act and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

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Yesterday, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times reported on a recent survey of the problems Americans face with medical bills. The survey, conducted by The New York Times and the Kaiser Family Foundation, shows a cascade of financial troubles due to many individuals and households paying substantial medical bills. In the survey, 20 percent […]

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12.01.15

WORLD AIDS DAY: SPOTLIGHT ON PREP FOR HIV PREVENTION

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December 1 marks World AIDS Day.  This day is an opportunity not only to support and advocate for the more than 1.2 million people who are currently living with HIV and AIDS in the United States, but also to spotlight the need for preventing new HIV infections.  There have been approximately 50,000 new HIV infections […]

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