Tag Archives: HIV/AIDS

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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07.31.15

New amfAR Report Highlights Priority Actions to Help States Achieve National HIV/AIDS Strategy Goals

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Report urges stronger, more consistent state leadership to help end the AIDS epidemic in the United States. Major achievements have been made in the domestic HIV/AIDS response as a result of increased realignment and coordination of efforts at the federal level. However, that level of consistent coordination and alignment has yet to take place in […]

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05.28.15

International Day of Action for Women’s Health: Our Health, Our Lives, Our Rights

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Today is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health. Since 1987, the campaign has provided advocates with a space to identify gaps in the area of women’s health and coordinate calls to action. The collaborative calls to action have focused on a range of topics, including access to quality health care, access to safe […]

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04.30.15

A growing HIV epidemic that could have been prevented right in our own back yard?

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On March 26th, the Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence, declared a public health emergency in the rural southeast Scott County due to a severe outbreak of HIV. According to the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), out of the 4,200 people that live in this community, 142 have been diagnosed with HIV since December—this in a county […]

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04.26.15

Sexually Transmitted Ebola: Another Reason to Stigmatize Survivors?

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As Ebola retreats in West Africa, medical investigators are focused on two women who died of the disease recently. Ruth Tugbah, a 44-year-old food seller with no known risk factors, developed Ebola in Monrovia, Liberia and died in late March. She was the first person to test positive for Ebola more than two weeks after […]

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07.28.14

How Many Lawyers Does it Take To Achieve the End of AIDS?

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Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, co-chair of the recently concluded 20th International AIDS Conference, believes that “[a]nti-gay laws in Russia, Uganda, Nigeria and other countries around the world will have ‘consequences’ for the continued spread of HIV around the world, potentially dashing hopes of eradicating the virus in the early 21st century.” Apropos to the theme of the […]

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06.27.14

Public health in our backyard: How would DC rank if it were a country?

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Those of us who work in global health too often forget about the burden of disease much closer to home. In an attempt to remind us of our own public health crises, this post will examine the public health landscape of the District of Columbia (home of the O’Neill Institute), asking the question: how would DC rank […]

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04.01.14

Building on the Affordable Care Act to Make the Health System Work for Young Gay Men

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The initial open enrollment period for private insurance under the Affordable Care Act ends on March 31st, 2014. Getting those with HIV and at risk for HIV enrolled in insurance is a critical step in containing the HIV epidemic. Equally important work must continue after initial enrollment to assure coverage that provides access to culturally […]

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