Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Rolling into August 2015

The primary purpose of the HIV Cross-Part Care Continuum Collaborative (H4C), is to improve the quality of care in Arkansas.


You are invited to attend the meeting on August 20th, 2015 at 12:00pm

Location: ADH Auditorium, 4815 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR

You may also join us in an Adobe Connect Meeting at the same time

Conference Number(s):

Conference Call: 1-866-228-9900: Participant code 115485

To join the meeting:


Test your connection: http://aetc.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm


The focus of the workshop is engaging providers in HIV care in Arkansas.


The program will in include a discussion on the current status of HIV in Arkansas and the next steps with recommendations to improve the quality of care in Arkansas.


Special Guest:

Regina Waits

Regional Resource Consultant

HIV/AIDS Regional Resource Network Program

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Region VI: AR, LA, NM, OK, TX


RSVP to Tiffany Vance to reserve your lunch @  tiffany.vance@arkansas.gov


dnewby@jccsi.org or 870-535-3062 ext 105

HIV is Not a Crime 

Today, dozens of states criminalize people living with HIV using laws based on scientifically outdated information and inaccurate understanding of HIV-transmission routes. For example, some state laws still consider spitting or scratching as a potential HIV exposure even though HIV cannot be transmitted by either.

These laws contradict public health goals by stigmatizing people living with HIV, discouraging testing, and keeping people from the care and supportive services they need.
The REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act (H.R. 1586) helps remove extra or unique burdens placed on people solely because of their HIV status. This law puts public health first - and recognizes that we need an evidence-based, medically accurate, and modern approach to HIV/AIDS.

Encourage your Members of Congress to co-sponsor the REPEAL HIV Discrimination ACT Today! We've made it easy for you, click the link, fill the form, edit the note if you want, and your elected officials will hear directly from you on this important issue. 

Please join us in making some noise about this hot mess...!
And for the record, this just didn't begin with Gov. Hutchinson. There's been plenty of meddling and pot stirring around the ACA including plenty of back room wheeling and dealing. We need "people," not "politics" in making sure that this program continues to service all Arkansans, especially those living with HIV who we are trying to either "link to care or retain in care. Let your voices be known here or there, just say something!!!


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