New Tool Available to Fight Insurance Discrimination Against Persons Living with HIV Infection

June 17, 2015 - AIDS.gov.

By Andrew D. Forsyth, Ph.D., Senior Science Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and
Oskian Kouzouian, J.D., ORISE Fellow, AIDS.gov, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Discrimination against persons living with HIV (PLWH) can take many forms in health care. Issues that have been raised include health insurers’ charging higher premiums for...

The ACA and People with HIV: Profiles from the Field

Jun 15, 2015 - The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lindsey Dawson, Jennifer Kates, Tresa Undem, and Kathleen Perry

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law in 2010, has provided millions of individuals with new health insurance coverage, including thousands of people with HIV. To explore what new ACA era coverage opportunities have meant for this population, we examined the coverage and enrollment experiences of...

Five Things Media Makers Can Do NOW to #StandUptoHIVStigma

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Contact: Olivia Ford, oford@pwn-usa.org / 347.553.5174

June 16, 2015. The responsibility for addressing and ending HIV stigma cannot rest on people living with HIV alone. In the spirit of allyship - and of helping media makers satisfy their professional responsibility to seek and report truth - Positive Women's Network-USA (PWN-USA), a national membership body of women living with HIV, presents...

Starting Antiretroviral Treatment Early Improves Outcomes for HIV-Infected Individuals

May 27, 2015 - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)

NIH-Funded Trial Results Likely Will Impact Global Treatment Guidelines

A major international randomized clinical trial has found that HIV-infected individuals have a considerably lower risk of developing AIDS or other serious illnesses if they start taking antiretroviral drugs sooner, when their CD4+ T-cell count—a key measure of immune system health—is higher, instead...

Job Posting: Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice

The Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice is a two-year position designed for graduates of law and public health schools as well as other health professionals with experience in domestic and/or international health policy and advocacy who are interested in preparing for a career in global health justice or interdisciplinary clinical teaching. The Fellow will supervise the experiential learning component of the Global Health Justice Partnership (the “Practicum”) and...

Positive Women's Network – USA Releases Recommendations for the Next US National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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Contact: Olivia Ford, oford.pwnusa@gmail.com / 347.553.5174

Women with HIV Demand a Minimum Standard of Care, Bold New Initiatives to Ensure High-Quality Services for Black Women and Transgender Women of Color

April 13, 2015 – Washington, DC. The next National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) must include factors vital to the survival and well-being of women living with HIV, according to Positive Women's Network –...

Positive Women Decry Lack of Consultation With White House for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event

March 11, 2015 - TheBody.com

By Julie "JD" Davids

Women living with HIV from around the United States spoke up on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, decrying the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) for holding an event that included no positive women in the planning.

Although Vanessa Johnson of the Positive Women's Network -- USA (PWN-USA) was a speaker at the event, "Stepping...

amfAR Announces $100 Million Investment Strategy Aimed at Curing HIV

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Media Contact:

Joana Casas

Program Communications Manager

(212) 806-1602

joana.casas@amfar.org

Plan Includes $20 Million, Five-Year Grant to Establish and Fund a Cure-Focused HIV/AIDS Research Institute

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 19, 2015 - amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, today announced that it has created a $100 million investment strategy in support of its Countdown...

Zimbabwean HIV Positive Feminist Martha Tholanah Wins 2015 David Kato Vision & Voice Award

February 11, 2015 - Berlin

The David Kato Vision & Voice Award (DKVVA) is proud to announce that the 2015 award will go to HIV Positive activist Martha Tholanah from Zimbabwe. Martha risks her life everyday to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people across the country. Her activism is a powerful example of a straight ally standing in solidarity with LGBTI people despite...

A Failed Trial in Africa Raises Questions About How to Test H.I.V. Drugs

February 4, 2015 - The New York Times

By Donald G. McNeil Jr.

The surprising failure of a large clinical trial of H.I.V.-prevention methods in Africa — and the elaborate deceptions employed by the women in it — have opened an ethical debate about how to run such studies in poor countries and have already changed the design of some that are now underway....

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New Tool Available to Fight Insurance Discrimination Against Persons Living with HIV Infection

June 17, 2015 - AIDS.gov.

By Andrew D. Forsyth, Ph.D., Senior Science Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and
Oskian Kouzouian, J.D., ORISE Fellow, AIDS.gov, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Discrimination against persons living with HIV (PLWH) can take many forms in health care. Issues that have been raised include health insurers’ charging higher premiums for...

The ACA and People with HIV: Profiles from the Field

Jun 15, 2015 - The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lindsey Dawson, Jennifer Kates, Tresa Undem, and Kathleen Perry

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law in 2010, has provided millions of individuals with new health insurance coverage, including thousands of people with HIV. To explore what new ACA era coverage opportunities have meant for this population, we examined the coverage and enrollment experiences of...

Five Things Media Makers Can Do NOW to #StandUptoHIVStigma

via PWN-USA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Olivia Ford, oford@pwn-usa.org / 347.553.5174

June 16, 2015. The responsibility for addressing and ending HIV stigma cannot rest on people living with HIV alone. In the spirit of allyship - and of helping media makers satisfy their professional responsibility to seek and report truth - Positive Women's Network-USA (PWN-USA), a national membership body of women living with HIV, presents...

Starting Antiretroviral Treatment Early Improves Outcomes for HIV-Infected Individuals

May 27, 2015 - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)

NIH-Funded Trial Results Likely Will Impact Global Treatment Guidelines

A major international randomized clinical trial has found that HIV-infected individuals have a considerably lower risk of developing AIDS or other serious illnesses if they start taking antiretroviral drugs sooner, when their CD4+ T-cell count—a key measure of immune system health—is higher, instead...

Job Posting: Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice

The Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice is a two-year position designed for graduates of law and public health schools as well as other health professionals with experience in domestic and/or international health policy and advocacy who are interested in preparing for a career in global health justice or interdisciplinary clinical teaching. The Fellow will supervise the experiential learning component of the Global Health Justice Partnership (the “Practicum”) and...

Positive Women's Network – USA Releases Recommendations for the Next US National HIV/AIDS Strategy

via PWN-USA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Olivia Ford, oford.pwnusa@gmail.com / 347.553.5174

Women with HIV Demand a Minimum Standard of Care, Bold New Initiatives to Ensure High-Quality Services for Black Women and Transgender Women of Color

April 13, 2015 – Washington, DC. The next National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) must include factors vital to the survival and well-being of women living with HIV, according to Positive Women's Network –...

Positive Women Decry Lack of Consultation With White House for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event

March 11, 2015 - TheBody.com

By Julie "JD" Davids

Women living with HIV from around the United States spoke up on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, decrying the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) for holding an event that included no positive women in the planning.

Although Vanessa Johnson of the Positive Women's Network -- USA (PWN-USA) was a speaker at the event, "Stepping...

amfAR Announces $100 Million Investment Strategy Aimed at Curing HIV

via amfAR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:

Joana Casas

Program Communications Manager

(212) 806-1602

joana.casas@amfar.org

Plan Includes $20 Million, Five-Year Grant to Establish and Fund a Cure-Focused HIV/AIDS Research Institute

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 19, 2015 - amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, today announced that it has created a $100 million investment strategy in support of its Countdown...

Zimbabwean HIV Positive Feminist Martha Tholanah Wins 2015 David Kato Vision & Voice Award

February 11, 2015 - Berlin

The David Kato Vision & Voice Award (DKVVA) is proud to announce that the 2015 award will go to HIV Positive activist Martha Tholanah from Zimbabwe. Martha risks her life everyday to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people across the country. Her activism is a powerful example of a straight ally standing in solidarity with LGBTI people despite...

A Failed Trial in Africa Raises Questions About How to Test H.I.V. Drugs

February 4, 2015 - The New York Times

By Donald G. McNeil Jr.

The surprising failure of a large clinical trial of H.I.V.-prevention methods in Africa — and the elaborate deceptions employed by the women in it — have opened an ethical debate about how to run such studies in poor countries and have already changed the design of some that are now underway....

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