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No Easy Feat: Promoting The PrEP Pill For HIV Prevention Among Latinos

Anna Gorman: Kaiser Health News

LOS ANGELES – Late on a Friday night at The New Jalisco Bar downtown, a drag show featuring dancers dressed in sequined leotards and feathered headdresses had drawn a crowd — most of them gay Latino men.

Inside the bar and out, three health workers chatted with customers, casually asking questions: Do you know about the HIV prevention pill? Would you consider taking it? A few men said they had never heard of it. Others simply said it wasn’t for them. 

Great News!

The Council applauds today’s decision from the Supreme Court. For Iowa, it means that the thousands of men and women who currently receive subsidies provided through Iowa’s health insurance marketplace will continue to have access to affordable health care coverage. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote, in the 6 – 3 majority opinion for the court, “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them.”  We agree and join with our partners in celebrating this great news and what it means for Iowans seeking affordable coverage!

Teens Unfamiliar With Most Effective Form of Birth Control

U. S. News & World Report - By Kimberly Leonard

Teens are largely unfamiliar with the most effective type of birth control, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which encourages greater access to contraceptives other than condoms or pills to further reduce historically low teen pregnancy rates.