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New Gov't Initiative Tackles HIV at Local Level

New Gov't Initiative Tackles HIV at Local Level

HIV/AIDS | Jul 27, 2021

There may be new hope on the horizon for bringing the AIDS epidemic to a close: The Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative, launched in 2019, takes a locality-based approach.

CDC: Masks Indoors in US Where Cases Are Surging

CDC: Masks Indoors in US Where Cases Are Surging

HEALTH | Jul 27, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new recommendations that vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging.

Boston Club To Enforce COVID Vaccination Requirement for Entry

Boston Club To Enforce COVID Vaccination Requirement for Entry

HEALTH | Jul 27, 2021

In what may be the first move for LGBTQ businesses in Boston, Jacques' Cabaret — a popular nightclub that caters to drag performers — announced that it has made changes to its COVID-19 protocols, which requires proof of vaccination.

Biden Administration Revises PrEP Guidelines — Insurers To Pay All Costs

Biden Administration Revises PrEP Guidelines — Insurers To Pay All Costs

HEALTH | Jul 27, 2021

The Biden administration has announced that almost all health insurers must cover the HIV prevention pill, known as PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, with no cost sharing — including for the drug itself and, crucially, for clinic visits and lab tests.

Provincetown COVID Update: New Indoor Mask Mandate Imposed

Provincetown COVID Update: New Indoor Mask Mandate Imposed

HEALTH | Jul 27, 2021

With COVID-19 cases contracted in Provincetown — many of which described as "breakthrough" cases — town officials imposed stronger guidelines at an emergency meeting on Sunday.

VA Requires COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers

VA Requires COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers

HEALTH | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 27, 2021

The Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday became the first major federal agency to require health care workers to get COVID-19 vaccines, as the aggressive delta variant spreads.

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