This fact sheet provides information on key HIV testing statistics, testing recommendations as advised by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), insurance coverage of HIV testing, testing sites and policies, and types of tests available.
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Given the Trump Administration’s promotion of short-term limited-duration (STLD) health insurance policies, this brief examines what they mean for people with HIV. The analysis assesses whether people with HIV could enroll in STLD plans by applying to 38 plans across five states and getting in each case. It also assesses whether such plans could meet basic HIV care and treatment needs for someone diagnosed once enrolled. This finding takes on new importance in light of the Administration’s decision not to defend the ACA and to argue for eliminating pre-existing condition protections.
Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS Join with Health Departments and Local Organizations to Help Provide Free HIV Testing in More Than 180 Cities for National HIV Testing Day on June 27
DEERFIELD, Ill., June 13, 2018 – Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information response to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic, are working with 220 health departments, AIDS service organizations, and other community organizations to help provide free HIV testing and information at participating Walgreens stores in more than…
Health and Access to Care and Coverage for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Individuals in the U.S.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals often face challenges and barriers to accessing needed health services and, as a result, can experience worse health outcomes. These challenges can include stigma, discrimination, violence, and rejection by families and communities, as well as other barriers, such as inequality in the workplace and health insurance sectors, the provision of substandard care, and outright denial of care because of an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity. This issue brief examines population characteristics of the LGBT community and the impacts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Supreme Court rulings and other policy changes related to same-sex marriage that can insurance coverage and access to health care services, and recent actions by the Trump Administration.
This updated fact sheet provides the latest data on the U.S. HIV epidemic, including key trends over time, impact by region and population, and information on the U.S. government’s response.
This chart series highlights 5 key things to know about the intersection of the nation’s HIV and opioid epidemics.
* March 10th is National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day * SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 6, 2018 – Dr. Charlene Flash, an HIV specialist and primary care doctor based in Houston, joins the roster of health care professionals participating in the latest installment of the popular Greater Than AIDS…
This updated fact sheet highlights the epidemic’s impact on Black Americans, providing current data and trends over time. Black Americans have been disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS since the epidemic’s beginning, and that disparity has deepened over time. Blacks account for more new HIV diagnoses, people estimated to be living with HIV, and HIV-related deaths than any other racial/ethnic group in the U.S.
As we recognize World AIDS Day, the outlook for funding to address the global and domestic HIV/AIDS epidemics is uncertain. What is the status of U.S. government funding for domestic and global HIV efforts? What about other donor governments and multilateral efforts? What role does private philanthropy play in fighting the epidemic? What is at stake looking ahead? The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) will host a web briefing to look at the latest data on funding for HIV, trends over time, and what we might expect going forward.
This issue brief analyzes funding data and findings from stakeholder interviews with navigators serving people with HIV to assess the potential impact of navigator grant cuts on this population.