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HIV Health Link Quarterly Newsletters

Welcome to Health Link - your quarterly newsletter for HIV/AIDS health technology. We encourage you to read further and learn more about The AIDS Institute's compilation of current HIV/AIDS health technology news.

Click Here to Read Full Newsletter: August 2012

The Morning After - YouTube Educational Video for MSM

Josh is a 26 year old gay man in New York City. This is his story:

Talking about HIV is hard...
Having HIV is even harder.
Talk with all of your sexual partners about HIV.
If you don't know your status, get tested.
HIV is still a big deal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLKzAhZqjDI&feature=youtu.be

Find HIV/AIDS Prevention and Service Providers

Click on this AIDS.gov link to find HIV/AIDS Prevention and Service Providers: http://locator.aids.gov

TeachAIDS.org

http://teachaids.org

Q: What is TeachAIDS?

A: TeachAIDS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social venture that creates breakthrough software addressing numerous persistent problems in HIV and AIDS prevention around the world. Founded at Stanford University, TeachAIDS uses a research-based design process to develop medically-accurate, pedagogically-grounded, and culturally-tailored animated software to optimize learning and retention. Used in more than 30 countries, in partnership with national and international organizations, and incorporating the voices of cultural icons, TeachAIDS provides the most effective HIV and AIDS prevention software to educators, governments, and NGOs around the world – for free.

HIV Medication Tables in English and Spanish

August 2011

Approved drugs for HIV treatment: These drug charts include all approved antirretroviral medications for HIV treatment. The charts provide name drug, doses, and important information on side effects (drugs not shown actual size).

CDC Launches Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning (ECHPP) Web Page

July 20, 2011

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently launched a new web page providing details about the Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning (ECHPP) Project, which is a cornerstone of the larger HHS-wide 12 Cities Project.

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) Information, by State

PCIP will cover a broad range of health benefits, including primary and specialty care, hospital care, and prescription drugs. All covered benefits are available for you, beginning on your coverage effective date, even if it’s to treat a pre-existing condition - there are no waiting periods.

CDC lists the number of HIV diagnoses by state - 2009

CDC lists the number of HIV diagnoses by state. This is a good indication of where HIV is in the country.

IPAB Action Center

Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) is given the mandate to recommend policies that would control costs throughout the entire healthcare system.

http://ipabactioncenter.org/

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