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UNITED STATES: HIV Advocacy Organizations Launch Online Resource:


Windy City Times (Chicago) (01.18.12) - Thursday, February

Informing people with HIV and their care providers about the federal Affordable Care Act is the goal of a new website,

Funded by a MAC AIDS Fund grant, the site is a collaborative effort by AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC), Project Inform, the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School/Treatment Access Expansion Project, the HIV Medicine Association, and San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

"Though there's been plenty of media focus on the Affordable Care Act, it's been hard to find the facts about what it will really mean on the ground for those living with HIV," said John Peller, AFC's vice president of policy. "People with HIV stand to benefit tremendously from health reform, and they also face unique challenges in the upcoming transition, and this website will help them learn more about it." The portal also has state-specific blogs that detail progress on the implementation of HIV-related efforts under the law. In addition, it serves as an advocacy resource for activists seeking to educate key decision-makers on policy implications for people with HIV/AIDS.

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