Testing For Hepatitis C In Prisons Could Save Many Lives On The Outside

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Testing For Hepatitis C In Prisons Could Save Many Lives On The Outside Women in prison get tested for Hep C. Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters. Use: women jail Around the country, prisoners are clamoring to be cured of a potentially deadly disease, while prison administrators are reeling from the treatment’s price tag. Hepatitis C, a …

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In This Issue

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In This Issue Today is World AIDS Day, a day when people worldwide to come together to fight HIV, support people living with virus and remember those who have lost their lives.

10 Things Black Women Need to Know About PrEP

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10 Things Black Women Need to Know About PrEP Easy to take A single daily pill can reduce women’s risk of acquiring HIV through sex by more than 90 percent. But many African American women don’t know much about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)—the medication Truvada—taken by people who do not have HIV to reduce their risk …

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Preventive HIV Treatment Shown Effective at Health Clinics

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Preventive HIV Treatment Shown Effective at Health Clinics Albert Liu, M.D., Director of Clinical Research at San Francisco’s Department of Public Health, holds an antiretroviral pill Medications taken to prevent HIV infection in high-risk people appear to work well in “real-life” use, a new study suggests. During a year of taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), only …

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Study: Health Plan Buyers Will Save Money If They Shop

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Study: Health Plan Buyers Will Save Money If They Shop Changes in Silver Marketplace Premiums You better shop around. For holiday gifts? No, for a 2016 health insurance plan on the federal marketplace, healthcare.gov.

New Video: How Enrollment Assisters Can Help People Living with HIV Find Affordable Coverage

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New Video: How Enrollment Assisters Can Help People Living with HIV Find Affordable Coverage ACA Marketplace navigator Jekisha Elliott looks at Geremen Teklehaimanot’s phone, which was stuck on a health insurance exchange website https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyyVBjAVdTY Enrollment assisters — also known as navigators and certified application counselors — play an essential role in helping people living with …

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Medicaid Denies Nearly Half Of Requests For Hepatitis C Drugs: Study

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Medicaid Denies Nearly Half Of Requests For Hepatitis C Drugs: Study Can’t believe denial People with hepatitis C who sought prescriptions for highly effective but pricey new drugs were significantly more likely to get turned down if they had Medicaid coverage than if they were insured by Medicare or private commercial policies, a recent study …

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In This Issue

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In This Issue   Last week, in an exclusive interview on the Today show, actor Charlie Sheen disclosed that he is HIV positive. Mr. Sheen’s doctor added that he’s on treatment, currently virally suppressed and has a good prognosis.

Data Provide Insight to Improve Adolescents’ Health

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Data Provide Insight to Improve Adolescents’ Health Adolescent health Young adults face the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States. Here are the eye-opening facts: · Young adults aged 15 to 24 account for half of the 20 million new STDs that occur in the U.S. each year. [PDF 1,604 KB]

Study Finds Marketplace Silver Plans Offer Poor Access To HIV Drugs

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Study Finds Marketplace Silver Plans Offer Poor Access To HIV Drugs Bottles of antiretroviral drug Truvada In most states, consumers with HIV or AIDS who buy silver-level plans on the insurance marketplaces find limited coverage of common drug regimens they may need and high out-of-pocket costs, according to a new analysis.

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