Price Hike of HIV/AIDS Drug Highlights New Role for Activism

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Price Hike of HIV/AIDS Drug Highlights New Role for Activism High cost of drugs There’s no denying that many strides have been made in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. But a pharmaceutical company’s recent decision to hike the price of a drug used by PLWHA from $13.50 per tablet to $750 overnight has some wondering if …

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California Targets African Americans And Latinos In New Round Of Obamacare

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California Targets African Americans And Latinos In New Round Of Obamacare A worker helps an applicant fill out paperwork during a healthcare enrollment fair at the Bay Area Rescue Mission in March 2014 in Richmond, California. This year, the state is doubling-down on trying to get more African Americans and Latinos to sign up for …

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Hepatitis C in Corrections – A New Resource for Incarcerated People

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Hepatitis C in Corrections – A New Resource for Incarcerated People Hep C in prisons A disproportionate number of people with hepatitis C (HCV) in the U.S. are or have been inmates in jails and prisons. Correctional settings therefore present significant opportunities to provide hepatitis prevention, testing, care, and treatment interventions. To help incarcerated people …

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Hepatitis C Initiative in Ryan White Clinics—Findings from a Special Program of National Significance

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Hepatitis C Initiative in Ryan White Clinics—Findings from a Special Program of National Significance Hepatitis C and HIV co-infection The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) presented findings and lessons from a four-year demonstration project that supported 29 organizations implementing focused interventions designed to increase access to and completion of hepatitis C (HCV) treatment for …

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The Criminalization of Black Girls—and How We Can End It

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The Criminalization of Black Girls—and How We Can End It The #AssaultAtSpringValley is just one of the many times police officers in schools have used excessive force on Black girls From the 17-year-old who was knocked unconscious by a school resource officer in Tampa, to the Baltimore middle-school student who needed 10 stitches after a …

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In This Issue

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In This Issue Earlier this year two BTAN members vacationed together in Aruba. While there, they saw an opportunity to learn more about the epidemic and connect with people to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. Tomika Anderson reports.

The Black Treatment Advocates Network: Advocating for People Everywhere

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The Black Treatment Advocates Network: Advocating for People Everywhere Women’s Club of Aruba commemorates its AIDS awareness campaign efforts with strategically placed sculpture created and donated by Jan van Duren of Pro Paint van Duren Aruba may be known for its surf, sand and stunning resorts, but HIV activists, cousins and Black Treatment Advocates Network …

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2016 Open Enrollment: Tips for getting health insurance and staying covered

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2016 Open Enrollment: Tips for getting health insurance and staying covered Jamila Allen, a patient navigator for Enroll Virginia ACA in Hampton, Virginia The third Open Enrollment period for Marketplace health coverage began on November 1, 2015 and runs through January 31, 2016. What do consumers need to do to stay covered and get covered? …

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Promising Approaches to Improving Outcomes along the HCV Continuum of Care

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Promising Approaches to Improving Outcomes along the HCV Continuum of Care Chinazo Cunningham, M.D., M.S., Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a presenter at “Strategies to Improve the HCV Continuum of Care: Best Practices in Testing, Linkage to Care, & Treatment,” a special plenary session at the 2015 National Summit on HCV and HIV …

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HHS & NIH Seek Public Comments on LGBT Health

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HHS & NIH Seek Public Comments on LGBT Health Sexual and gender minority projects by population. Men who have sex with men (MSM) are the most commonly represented population There are two opportunities to offer public comment on plans to better understand and improve the health and wellness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) …

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