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If you’re like me, all of the heated media coverage surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a.k.a “Obamacare,” has created a strange collection of vague assertions that are tough to sort out. What are the actual facts about this health care reform that everyone seems so excited about? Fortunately, I know some experts here at the San Luis Obispo AIDS Support Network, and they have assisted me in unraveling what is actually true when it comes to the groundbreaking ACA.

What is the first step? And, why is someone from the ASN writing an article about all of this?

We are here to help. For the past several months, several of us have undergone extensive training to become certified enrollment counselors, and the ASN is now one of only three county agencies (Department of Social Services, Community Health Centers, and ASN) you can visit for assistance as you navigate the ACA. As someone who has personally witnessed our counselors’ intense training and transformation into outstanding ACA advisors, trust me when I say: We are ready for you.

To read the full article for more details and information, click HERE.

Need help creating a Covered California account? Click HERE for detailed instructions!


Featured Event

#KnowYourStatusCP

May 21st, 2015

We are thrilled to announce a FREE event on Thursday, May 21st, all about reducing HIV stigma and increasing knowledge about PrEP!

Mario Espinoza, a comparative ethnic studies major and junior at Cal Poly University, and Leah Campbell, ASN volunteer and junior at Cal Poly, are spearheading this event to raise awareness surrounding HIV stigma and prevention. The entire event happens on Cal Poly's campus.

On Thursday, May 21, the event will begin at 11am with a photo campaign at Cal Poly’s UU Plaza created to normalize and encourage HIV testing using the social media hashtag #KnowYourStatusCP.

The rest of the day’s events all take place in the University Union building located near the large parking garage on Grand Ave.

Schedule:

11am - 1pm: #KnowYourStatusCP Instagram Photo Campaign in UU Plaza!

12:30pm - 4pm: Free HIV Testing in the UU!

Presentations/Panels in UU220:

2pm - 3pm: Presentation and Slideshow of Senior Project by Mario Espinoza
* About his research and findings surrounding HIV stigma in SLO County.

4pm - 5:30pm: HIV Stigma Presentation & Panel
* Designed to help audience confront ongoing HIV stigma. Panelists will include locals living with this stigma.

5:30pm - 6pm: Light Refreshments will be served.

6pm - 7:30pm: PrEP Presentation & Panel
* Designed to inform about what PrEP is, why it’s important, who should use it, and how to get it. Panelists include local physicians and PrEP experts.

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