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DEC14

After a Year of Silence and Speculation, The Trump Administration Names Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Co-Chairs

For nearly a full year, the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) has sat empty, with HIV advocates wondering when, or even if, new members would be selected. As of today, PACHA remains empty, but the Trump administration has selected new co-chairs for the Council and set a date in three months’ time for the first PACHA meeting since 2017.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, December 14, 2018


DEC14

Christa Daring: Sex Workers Want Rights, Not Rescue

Christa Daring (SWOP-USA) on International Day to End Violence about Sex Workers, the current state of sex worker advocacy, and what keeps them motivated in their work.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Friday, December 14, 2018


DEC14

New Report Recommends Heroin-Assisted Treatment, But Is Less Supportive of Safer Consumption Spaces

Researchers at Rand Corporation, a California-based think tank, released a comprehensive report last week on heroin-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder and safer consumption spaces. The report suggests that both heroin assisted treatment and safer consumption spaces should be considered part of a broader strategy to address the nation’s opioid crisis.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, December 14, 2018


DEC14

Out of Options, Congress Prepares for a "Trump Shutdown"

With only a week remaining for members of Congress to pass 7 appropriations bills and avert a partial government shutdown that would furlough hundreds of thousands of workers and potentially disrupt funding for federal programs, Congressional leadership on both sides of the aisle are seemingly out of ideas on how to deal with President Trump and his insistence on $5 billion for his border wall that Democrats are determined not to give him.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, December 14, 2018


DEC14

Tamika Spellman Busts Stigma: Sex Workers are People Too

We were honored to have Tamika Spellman of HIPS take time out of her busy schedule to talk with us about International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Friday, December 14, 2018


DEC14

Trump Administration Cuts Funding for HIV Cure Research Due to Stem Cell Research Opposition

Last week, the Trump administration enacted yet another cut to HIV/AIDS funding, this time targeting research: the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Washington Post reported, would no longer financially support a research lab in California working to move us closer to an HIV cure or vaccine.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, December 14, 2018


DEC07

As Congress Avoids Another Shutdown, the Fate of HIV Housing Money Remains Uncertain

Both the House and the Senate passed a 2-week continuing resolution to fund the federal government at Fiscal Year 2018 funding levels through December 21st, avoiding a partial government shutdown. Unlike last December, when Congress approved a continuing resolution for the entirety of the federal government’s spending, this year they only had to pass a CR for 7 of the year’s 12 spending bills.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, December 07, 2018


DEC07

At the State Level, Medicaid Programs Are Changing For Better and For Worse

AIDS United provides an overview of the current state of Medicaid across the US, focusing on the impact of midterm elections on the program and the recent increase in Section 1115 waivers approved by the Trump administration that add work requirements to state Medicaid programs

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, December 07, 2018


DEC07

Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule Would Derail Efforts to End the US HIV Epidemic

The Trump administration's proposed changes to the Public Charge rule are unacceptable and deeply dangerous not just to the immigrants it directly impacts, but to US citizens as well. Beyond being immoral and discriminatory, the rule change would severely limit efforts to end the domestic HIV epidemic by driving immigrants living with or at risk of contracting HIV out of care.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, December 07, 2018


NOV30

Why Alex Walks: To End HIV

AIDS United is participating in Whitman Walker Health's annual Walk to End HIV on World AIDS Day, and Alex Smith, our Senior Policy Manager, is currently the lead fundraiser. Alex has also devoted his career to the health and rights of marginalized communities through the coupling of sound public policy and the meaningful involvement of people living with HIV and other marginalized persons. We decided to take this opportunity to highlight Alex as our start AIDS Walk team member and to learn a bit more about his work, motivations, and hopes on this World AIDS Day.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Friday, November 30, 2018



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