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NOV10

Midterm Election Results: What They Mean for HIV

The 2014 election results have reordered the political landscape at the national level and in states across the country – but what does it mean for the future of HIV policy?

Posted By: AIDS United Policy Department - Monday, November 10, 2014


SEP12

We Aren't Dead Yet! What Do We Do Now?

Kelsey Louie, Chief Executive Officer of GMHC, reflects on National HIV and Aging Day and how the HIV/AIDS epidemic has changed for older Americans living with HIV. National HIV and Aging Day is observed every year on September 17.

Posted By: Kelsey Louie - Friday, September 12, 2014


AUG26

Reflections from AIDS 2014: Next Steps in Ending the Epidemic

Carole Treston,Chief Nursing Officer for Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC), reflects on the next steps in ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic after attending the 2014 International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Posted By: Carole Treston, RN MPH, Chief Nursing Officer Association of Nurses in AIDS Care - Tuesday, August 26, 2014


JUL02

Hobby Lobby Decision Causes Concern Among Public Health Advocates

AIDS United and other public health advocates have been expressing concern about Monday’s Supreme Court decision in the case of Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby. The decision extends rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Action (RFRA) to closely held corporations by exempting them from complying with the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that insurance policies must include cost-free access to contraceptive care. The ruling, written by Justice Alito, uses the RFRA to extend religious freedom rights to closely held corporations , which account for as many as 90% of all corporations, for the first time.

Posted By: Bill McColl, Director of Political Affairs, AIDS United - Wednesday, July 02, 2014


MAY23

Next Steps for PrEP

In cities like San Francisco, where I sit, a relentless focus on increasing the number of HIV-positive people taking anti-retroviral medications early in infection has been primarily responsible for improvements in their health outcomes, and reducing HIV incidence. With new HIV cases numbering some 1,200 a year a decade ago, San Francisco now estimates that there will have been some 330 new cases in 2013. As a group of agencies develop a strategy for “Getting to Zero” in San Francisco, the plan’s architects firmly believe that PrEP could have an important effect on incidence, too.

Posted By: Dana Van Gorder, Executive Director, Project Inform - Friday, May 23, 2014


MAY16

Take Action During Viral Hepatitis Awareness Month

Many people have referred to hepatitis C as the silent epidemic because millions of people have been infected, yet many are unaware. In an effort to raise awareness about hepatitis, May has been designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19th is specifically set aside as National Viral Hepatitis Testing Day. With that in mind, AIDS United encourages people who are at risk, especially people with HIV, to get tested, and for those who are positive to learn more about all the treatment options available to them.

Posted By: Monique Tula Director, Capacity Building , AIDS United - Friday, May 16, 2014


MAY09

Watching AIDSWatch Change Lives

I didn’t know what to expect from AIDSWatch as a participant, but as an employee I realized early in my fellowship that it involved a lot of work. As a Pedro Zamora fellow working in the office of AIDS United, I saw firsthand the preparation that went into organizing this event. I answered some of the calls from scholarship participants and I got to witness the excitement in the office as the dates of AIDSWatch slowly approached. From the time I started my fellowship in late January, staff was already working diligently to plan fine details. So when the time finally arrived, I was hopeful that this event would be as successful as anticipated.

Posted By: Bernadette Carriere, Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellow, AIDS United - Friday, May 09, 2014


MAY02

Moved to Tears: A Blog from 2014 AIDSWatcher Ed Barron

I have attended AIDSWatch in the past and was excited to be able to participate again. This time — more than before — I felt it important to put a face to AIDS. As a long term survivor having tested positive in 1986, I have survived the “Plague Years.” And though science has made many advances and we are surviving longer there is an even greater need for the Federal Government to finance support services, not only for the newly diagnosed but those of us that are still living. It is important for our lawmakers to realize we would like to live a full life as do all other people living in the United States

Posted By: Ed Barron, AIDSWatch 2014 Advocate, New Jersey - Friday, May 02, 2014


MAY01

AIDSWatch Blog: Bringing My Personal Story to Capitol Hill

My father passed away from AIDS in the early 1990s. Since his death, sharing my story has been intimidating because of HIV/AIDS stigma. Whether it is the fear of judgment or the shame that society inadvertently makes people feel surrounding the disease, most people – me included – shut down and hide themselves. AIDSWatch is a forum that allows people living with HIV/AIDS to share their story with legislators so their voices can finally be heard.

Posted By: Kayla Patterson in AIDSWatch and Policy/Advocacy, Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellow, AIDS United - Thursday, May 01, 2014


FEB07

Can the Black Community Really Become an AIDS-Free Generation? What National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Means To Me


Posted: Friday, February 07, 2014



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