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Bill for Loan Repayment to HIV Care Providers

  • 1.  Bill for Loan Repayment to HIV Care Providers

    Posted 02-26-2020 09:42
    Edited by Dan Ebeling 02-26-2020 09:44

    Rep. Lewis of Georgia recently introduced a bill to the House of Representatives that would amend the Public Health Service Act. Called the HIV Epidemic Loan-Repayment Program Act of 2020 (or HELP Act 2020), the bill would offer up to $250,000 in loan repayment over five years to HIV care providers practicing in areas with recognized provider shortages or within Ryan White funded clinical sites.  Click here to read the bill.

    AAHIVM is endorsing Student Loan repayments for those pursuing primary care and HIV care as a career. Something I strongly endorse.

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    Jeffrey Kirchner
    Lancaster General Health Physicians (LGHP) - Comprehensive Care
    Lancaster PA
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  • 2.  RE: Bill for Loan Repayment to HIV Care Providers

    Posted 02-26-2020 09:47
    Hello Jeff! 

    I endorse this bill as well. However, I hope that pharmacists will also be included in this bill as we are integral to the HIV care team!

    Thank you for the discussion!
    Milena ​

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    Milena Murray
    Midwestern University
    Downers Grove IL
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  • 3.  RE: Bill for Loan Repayment to HIV Care Providers

    Posted 02-27-2020 11:28
    Agree
    please see my Clinical Research Update from this week regarding the role of Pharmacists in out HIV Care Teams. ​

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    Jeffrey Kirchner
    Lancaster General Health Physicians (LGHP) - Comprehensive Care
    Lancaster PA
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  • 4.  RE: Bill for Loan Repayment to HIV Care Providers

    Posted 02-26-2020 09:48
    Thanks for posting! This is very exciting, and I am proud that my Congressman presented this Bill! Michelle

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    Michelle Sariev
    Atlanta GA
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  • 5.  RE: Bill for Loan Repayment to HIV Care Providers

    Posted 03-27-2020 07:53
    Hi Jeff,

    This is awesome! Do you know if there will be an update as far as who is eligible? It appears pharmacists aren't included, although we play an important role in the HIV/AIDS care team.

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    Brittany Maniga
    Jacksonville FL
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