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HRSA-HIV/AIDS Bureau-HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) was formed in August 1997 to consolidate all programs funded under the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act.  HAB is the largest single source (next to the Medicaid and Medicare programs) of federal funding for HIV/AIDS care for low-income, un- and underinsured individuals. Each year at least 533,000 individuals are touched by the Ryan White CARE Act by receiving one or more services from providers that are funded by the Act.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services/Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program Mental Health (SPBP2) - A program for low and moderate income individuals and families that helps pay for specific drug therapies used for the treatment of persons with a DSM IV diagnosis for schizophrenia.

stophiv.com- Maintained by the HIV Prevention and Care Project of the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh: Pennsylvania Resources (by county, pharmaceutical benefit program, community prevention plans, Quarterly AIDS Statistical summaries); HIV Planning Group (reference material, current membership, newsletter); Events (links to HIV/AID events and fundraisers); HIV Myths and Facts; links to HIV/AIDS Data Bases and Primary Prevention information.

Glossary of HIV/AIDS Related Terms

Office of HIV Planning-Supporting the Philadelphia region’s community health planning for HIV care and prevention.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation-HIV/AIDS Public Policy

Pennsylvania's Expanded HIV Testing Initiative (PEHTI) -  In recognition of the continued spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released revised guidelines for HIV testing in health care settings in 2006, calling for routine incorporation of HIV screening into general clinical care. Grants to help achieve this were awarded to 30 jurisdictions in the United States, including Pennsylvania and Philadelphia.  PEHTI is a collaborative initiative between the Pennsylvania Department of Health and several Pennsylvania Universities/technical support entities (please note that the Philadelphia Department of Health manages a separate Expanded HIV Testing Initiative within the Philadelphia County jurisdiction). PEHTI is a statewide effort and is currently working with community health clinics, emergency departments, correctional facilities, outpatient settings, and residency programs to expand routine HIV testing.

Effective Interventions - HIV Prevention that Works - This is a website designed to support High Impact Prevention (HIP), which is using interventions with demonstrated potential to reduce new infections to yield a major impact on the HIV Epidemic.  The website provides information about scientifically proven, cost effective and scalable interventions, that when used in combination and targeted to the right populations in the right geographic areas, promises to increase the impact of HIV prevention efforts, which is an essential step in achieving the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS).