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Feb 10

THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET, INVESTING IN OUR UPDATED NATIONAL HIV/AIDS STRATEGY

Yesterday, the President released his Fiscal Year 2017 Budgetin which he shows our continued focus on the biggest challenges facing the Nation, not just for the coming year but for decades to come. And that includes advancing the President’s commitment to reaching an AIDS-free generation in the United States. The Budget focuses on key elements of the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy, ...
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Feb 9

Los Angeles Approves Plans to Fight Homelessness

LOS ANGELES — Five months after declaring that homelessness here hadreached emergency proportions, city and county officials on Tuesday approved parallel plans that aim to combat the growing crisis of people living on the streets. The city’s plan — which comes with a price of $100 million for homeless services this year and nearly $2 billion over the next decade for housing — ...
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Feb 9

ENHANCING THE LIVES OF AMERICANS LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS, AND FIGHTING THE HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC

Under the President’s leadership, we have turned our economy around and created 14 million jobs. Our unemployment rate is below five percent for the first time in almost eight years. Nearly 18 million people have gained health coverage as the Affordable Care Act has taken effect. And we have dramatically cut our deficits by almost three-quarters and set our Nation ...
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Feb 7

Despite Improvements, Ending HIV/AIDS Will Take More Awareness

Last month President Barack Obama proclaimed in his State of the Union address, “Right now, we are on track to end the scourge of HIV/AIDS. That’s within our grasp.” Given all that he had to cover in his speech before Congress and the nation that night, he moved on from that statement without elaboration. However, here’s the context of that pronouncement: ...
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Feb 1

Blowback: This time, county supervisors are serious about ending homelessness

The Times' Robert Greene has asked why we should expect the current effort by the city and county of Los Angeles to combat homelessness to succeed when past attempts have failed. Mental illness continues to be the major factor contributing to the homelessness problem. Addressing the issue requires strong linkages to treatment opportunities and proactive access to mental healthcare, drug abuse treatment ...
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Jan 28

THE OPEN ENROLLMENT CLOCK IS TICKING: HELP ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS GET COVERED BY JAN. 31

Uninsured Americans have until January 31 to enroll in a 2016 qualified health plan. Many staff at Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program sites and elsewhere are working to assist people living with HIV in getting covered. How many people have enrolled so far? More than 11.6 million people are signed up nationwide through the Health Insurance Marketplaces. How do you engage people who still ...
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Jan 16

Finally, a smart approach to helping L.A.'s homeless

The idea was to roam a four-block sector of skid row in downtown Los Angeles, but a MASH unit of outreach workers didn't get far Friday morning. It took two hours to circle a single block in the human catastrophe that is skid row. From the moment the nurses, mental health specialists, addiction counselors and other team members hit the street, they ...
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Jan 6

Nucleoside drugs can be left out of combinations for people with lots of drug resistance

With modern anti-HIV drugs, most people are able to find a safe and effective combination of drugs which they are able to take for several years. Nonetheless a few people who have had problems with treatment in the past may have resistance to several classes of anti-HIV drugs. When changing treatment, choosing a new, effective treatment regimen can be tricky. The ...
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Jan 6

VAWA/HOPWA Project Demonstration NOFA Reissued,

In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), HUD's Office of HIV/AIDS Housing has reissued the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Project Demonstration Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). This is a re-issuance of the VAWA/HOPWA Project Demonstration NOFA originally announced on August 24, 2015. This competition ...
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Dec 31

How HIV Became a Treatable, Chronic Disease

It has been almost 35 years since the world was introduced to the term AIDS. In the 1980s, researchers and physicians were trying to understand what was causing waves of strange infections and discovered it was a new virus called the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. Since that time, HIV has gone from a death sentence to a manageable chronic ...
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