HIV Negative: Last Tested on [Enter Date Here]

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“You’re only as negative as your last negative HIV test.” That was something I often said to the people I counseled as an HIV tester. Receiving the result of an HIV test is an incredibly powerful piece of information that gives each of us the ability to take control of our health and our future. …

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Blacks, Elderly Missing From U.S. Cancer Clinical Trials

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Four out of five participants in cancer clinical trials are white, a discrepancy that calls into question whether other races and ethnicities are receiving good cancer treatment, researchers say. Women and the elderly also are underrepresented in clinical trials, according to the new findings. Prior studies have shown that the effectiveness of cancer treatment can …

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In This Issue

Posted in: News, News 2017

There are so many things going on in our world right now. Today is #GivingTuesday, so, of course, the BAI needs your help. We are launching a new campaign to help our friends to support the work that we do. The campaign is called “30 Days of Giving: 3 Ways to Give”. In the campaign …

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About A Third Of Americans Unaware Of Obamacare Open Enrollment

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While the Affordable Care Act’s fifth open enrollment season is off to a surprisingly good start, many uninsured people said they weren’t even aware of it, according to a survey released Friday. Nearly a third of people overall — including a third of people without health insurance — said they had not heard anything about the …

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People Don’t Fear HIV; They Fear the Stigma Behind It

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One in a series of stories written by the 2017 U.S. Conference on AIDS Social Media Fellows. You sit in the cold, hard, metal chair fidgeting with your thumbs, heart racing nonstop because you aren’t sure. You recall all of the times you engaged in unsafe sexual practices over the last three to six months. …

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10 Things to Know About HIV Suppression

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Development of antiretroviral drugs to treat HIV has turned what was once an almost always fatal infection into a manageable chronic condition. Daily antiretroviral therapy can reduce the amount of HIV in the blood to levels that are undetectable with standard tests. Staying on treatment is crucial to keep the virus suppressed. NIAID-supported research has …

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On Track But Continued Progress Needed on HIV Viral Suppression to Achieve Our Nation’s Goal

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The science is clear: recent scientific advances in our understanding of the impact of HIV treatment have shown that achieving and maintaining viral suppression improves the health of those living with HIV and prevents the transmission of new infections. Further, data modeling shows that achieving viral suppression among people living with HIV is the single …

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30 days of Giving: Three ways to give to the Black AIDS Institute

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2017 has been a year of tremendous uncertainty in HIV. From the never-ending attacks on the Affordable Care Act, to potential decreases the allocation of funds to the CDC, HRSA and other HIV/AIDS funding sources, the promise of ending the AIDS epidemic seems further away today than it did a year ago. The Black AIDS …

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In This Issue

Posted in: News, News 2017

Last week, House Republicans passed a tax-reform bill that increases insurance premiums for millions of Americans and cuts Medicare by $25 billion. Senate Republicans are working on a bill that eliminates the individual mandate and will, in effect, sabotage the Affordable Care Act and cause 13 million Americans to lose health insurance. Let’s be clear: …

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Obamacare Shopping Is Trickier Than Ever. Here’s A Cheat Sheet

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Health care is complicated. Shopping for an individual health plan just got even more so, with President Donald Trump’s decision last month to block $7 billion in Affordable Care Act subsidies. Known as cost-sharing reduction payments (CSRs), these federal funds had helped insurers offset the costs of the discounts they are required to offer to …

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