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Jan 2
A New Day in Health Care CoverageU.S. health secretary, Kathleen Sebelius on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and how to use your new insurance plan that went into effect this New Year’s Day.

A New Day in Health Care Coverage

U.S. health secretary, Kathleen Sebelius on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and how to use your new insurance plan that went into effect this New Year’s Day.

HIV Coalition Sees ‘Disturbing Trends’ in Health Care Reform31 HIV/AIDS groups are making claims that new government insurance plans are not covering all HIV drugs, discouraging HIV-positive people from enrolling, or that they are singling out all the ARVs with high co-pays. Eeesh.

HIV Coalition Sees ‘Disturbing Trends’ in Health Care Reform

31 HIV/AIDS groups are making claims that new government insurance plans are not covering all HIV drugs, discouraging HIV-positive people from enrolling, or that they are singling out all the ARVs with high co-pays. Eeesh.

Nov 6

Newsfeed : Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Gets $1.9B for FY2013

Ha! Looks like the government has furloughed the NIH’s official tweeter, too. You know, in addition to the majority of FDA food inspectors, CDC flu monitors and HHS disease outbreak researchers that help keep the country from becoming fatally ill.
Can we stop fighting, please?

Ha! Looks like the government has furloughed the NIH’s official tweeter, too. You know, in addition to the majority of FDA food inspectors, CDC flu monitors and HHS disease outbreak researchers that help keep the country from becoming fatally ill.

Can we stop fighting, please?

POZ Opinion: Reevaluate the FDA Gay Blood Ban
A gay California mayor wants to stop discrimination against gay men who want to donate blood:
"The ban was imposed in 1983 when there were no reliable tests for screening blood for HIV/AIDS. It was also made during a time of mass medical confusion and cultural homophobia associated with HIV/AIDS. The current FDA ban is wildly outdated and perpetuates unfair labels against gay and bisexual men that live on through decades of discrimination."

POZ Opinion: Reevaluate the FDA Gay Blood Ban

A gay California mayor wants to stop discrimination against gay men who want to donate blood:

"The ban was imposed in 1983 when there were no reliable tests for screening blood for HIV/AIDS. It was also made during a time of mass medical confusion and cultural homophobia associated with HIV/AIDS. The current FDA ban is wildly outdated and perpetuates unfair labels against gay and bisexual men that live on through decades of discrimination."

Preparing for Generics in the U.S.With patent expirations pending over the next four to five years for several Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)-preferred and -alternative ARVs,* attention to the potential for cost savings—along with the safety, efficacy and convenience of generic options to be made available in the U.S.—is now critical.

Preparing for Generics in the U.S.
With patent expirations pending over the next four to five years for several Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)-preferred and -alternative ARVs,* attention to the potential for cost savings—along with the safety, efficacy and convenience of generic options to be made available in the U.S.—is now critical.

Dec 3

HHS Defines HIV/AIDS as a Chronic Condition for Medicaid

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a rule to explicitly include HIV/AIDS as one of the chronic conditions states can use to determine eligibility for health homes, which are comprehensive care systems under the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. the health care reform law) for people with certain chronic conditions who receive Medicaid.

Read more: http://www.poz.com/articles/chronic_condition_medicaid_1_23209.shtml

Oct 4
Common Application Now Available for HIV Patient Assistance Programs
Uninsured HIV-positive people with low incomes may begin using a single common form to apply for multiple antiretroviral assistance programs

Common Application Now Available for HIV Patient Assistance Programs

Uninsured HIV-positive people with low incomes may begin using a single common form to apply for multiple antiretroviral assistance programs

Nov 8

HHS Identifies HIV as a Critical Health Priority for U.S.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has identified HIV as a critical health priority for the nation. “Persons living with HIV who know their serostatus” has been added to the Healthy People 2020 initiative’s list of Leading Health Indicators. The Healthy People 2020 program aims to improve U.S. public health by gathering data and increasing public awareness as well as by helping motivate and coordinate individuals, communities and policymakers. Click here for more.