Shop Around for Health Plans to Get the Best Coverage

Posted in: News 2015

Shop Around for Health Plans to Get the Best Coverage Shop around The third Open Enrollment period for Marketplace health coverage began on November 1, 2015 and runs through January 31, 2016. Did you or someone you know have health coverage through Healthcare.gov or your state’s Marketplace for coverage in 2015? If so, now is …

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FDA Approves New Treatment for HIV

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FDA Approves New Treatment for HIV Genvoya, a single-tablet combination antiretroviral regimen The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Genvoya (a fixed-dose combination tablet containing elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide) as a complete regimen for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older.

In Baltimore, Distrust of Doctors Impedes HIV Prevention

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In Baltimore, Distrust of Doctors Impedes HIV Prevention Javius Cain, a co-chair of BTAN Baltimore and a social worker at the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Josephine Ayankoya, the mobilization coordinator for Black AIDS Institute and Jamal Hailey, co-chair of BTAN Baltimore and the director of programs for …

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In This Issue

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In This Issue It’s no secret that we have the tools to break the back of the AIDS epidemic in America. We’ve been talking about this for years now and with treatment as prevention and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) we now actually can prove that we have the mechanisms to stop both HIV’s transmission and acquisition.

Morgan State University Hosts Health and Hip Hop Conference

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Morgan State University Hosts Health and Hip Hop Conference Messaiah Ramiskoon, an MC, youth advocate and three-time winner of “Showtime at the Apollo,” comments on homophobia in Hip Hop at the Health and Hip Hop Conference at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md. In an effort to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS among young Black men, …

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Consumer Confusion Continues In Obamacare’s Third Year

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Consumer Confusion Continues In Obamacare’s Third Year   Vernon Thomas, a part-time music producer, is trying to decide whether it’s worth it to sign up for health insurance Recording and mixing music is Vernon Thomas’ passion, but being CEO and producer of Mantree Records is not his day job. He’s an HIV outreach worker for …

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World AIDS Day 2015: The Time to Act Is Now

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World AIDS Day 2015: The Time to Act Is Now December 1, 2015, World AIDS Day Summary: The U.S. government theme for World AIDS Day 2015 will be “The Time to Act Is Now” We are pleased to announce the theme for World AIDS Day 2015: The Time to Act Is Now.

Race Gap in Life Expectancy Is Narrowing: U.S. Study

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Race Gap in Life Expectancy Is Narrowing: U.S. Study Keeping active by hiking Black Americans are catching up to whites in life expectancy — largely due to declining rates of death from heart disease, cancer and HIV, a new federal government study finds.

In This Issue

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In This Issue Early this fall AIDS activists and the medical community were shocked when Turning Pharmaceuticals raised the price of Daraprim (pyrimethamine), a prescription drug used by many PLWHA who have toxoplasmosis, to $750 a tablet, overnight. Here, Tamara Holmes reports on the positive outcome as a result of the public outcry when these …

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