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President Trump's Budget Request Will Hamper US Response to HIV and STDs

On March 16, 2017, President Trump released the administration’s initial budget request, which severely cuts funding to agencies responsible for protecting the public health and responding to infectious diseases, including HIV. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) faces an 18% cut to funding. Congress must support HIV and STD programs by rejecting this topline budget and ensuring that funding for non-defense discretionary programs is maintained.


National Health Organizations Strongly Oppose Proposed Repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Call on Congress and the Administration to Ensure Continued Protections for People Living with HIV

On March 6, 2017, Republican members of the House of Representatives released proposed legislation to repeal key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which would significantly limit access to private insurance and Medicaid for those who need it most. The American Health Care Act would substantially decrease coverage options and increase insurance costs for people living with HIV and decrease STD screening and treatment through reduced insurance access. The plan also reduces federal Medicaid contributions through a per capita cap, which could cause states to make cuts to eligibility, benefits, and important consumer protections and would mean going back to cruel pre-ACA rules where a person must wait to be disabled by HIV in order to be eligible for Medicaid. The legislation also cuts funding for vital services for women’s health and eliminates the Prevention and Public Health Fund, which funds 12% of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s budget.


AIDS United Opposes the American Health Care Act

AIDS United opposes the American Health Care Act as released by House Republicans on March 6th. The American Health Care Act would, if passed, strongly affects and potentially worsens treatment and care for people living with HIV and the provision of HIV prevention services for people at risk for infection. AIDS United works toward an end to the HIV epidemic by reaching outcomes described in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the many state-specific efforts to curb and finally end the epidemic. These outcomes include reducing HIV incidence, increasing access to care and improving health outcomes for people living with HIV, and reducing HIV-related health disparities.


AIDS United Affirms Evidence that Proves People Living with HIV with a Sustained, Undetectable Viral Load Cannot Transmit HIV to Sexual Partners

In a statement released today, the AIDS United Public Policy Committee—the largest and longest-running national coalition of community-based HIV/AIDS organizations—strongly affirmed the conclusive evidence proving that people living with HIV who have achieved a sustained, undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV to sexual partners. This evidence-based declaration reinforces AIDS United’s programmatic, policy and advocacy work to expand access to antiretroviral medications to all people living with HIV.


National Organizations Join Forces to Ensure Continued Protections for People Living with HIV and Progress Toward Ending the HIV Epidemic

In order to continue the progress we have made over the past decades in the HIV/AIDS movement, leaders of five national non-partisan health organizations have announced a collaborative, strategic partnership aimed at bolstering ongoing efforts to advocate for HIV and STD programs and appropriations.


AIDS United Calls on Trump Administration to Protect the Rights of Transgender Youth in Schools

AIDS United stands in support of transgender youth and their families affected by the Trump Administration’s withdrawal of Title IX school guidance protections issued by the Departments of Justice and Education. We call on the Trump Administration to immediately affirm that Title IX protects transgender students’ access to education unfettered by discrimination.


Fighting the AIDS Epidemic in the Deep South Through Intersectional Advocacy

Through the generous support of the Ford Foundation, 23 organizations in nine Deep South states heavily impacted by HIV/AIDS will receive critical support to fight the HIV epidemic by addressing the disparities and social injustices that fuel the epidemic. By adopting an intersectional approach, Southern REACH grantees will advance the rights, health and dignity of people affected by HIV in their communities.


Groundbreaking Public-Private Partnership Exceeds National Viral Suppression Rates by More than 25 Percent

The AIDS United Access to Care initiative expanded access to high-quality, life-extending care to over 5,000 people living with HIV, exceeded national viral suppression rates by 27 percent and saved up to $8.83 in future HIV-related medical care for every $1 spent. These innovative models put client health first and move communities closer to achieving the goals and progress indicators in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Updated to 2020.


AIDS United Retention in Care Initiative Addresses Key Barriers Facing Medically Underserved People Living with HIV

The AIDS United Retention in Care (RiC) initiative, a three-year partnership launched by AIDS United and the M·A·C AIDS Fund, the philanthropic arm of M·A·C Cosmetics, to address key barriers to HIV care, announced today that these efforts improved on national retention in HIV care benchmarks by 25 percent, viral suppression by 25 percent over national averages and saved up to $6.75 for every dollar spent.


The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Named Presenting Sponsor of AIDSWatch 2017!

Organizers are thrilled to announce The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) as Presenting Sponsor for AIDSWatch 2017. AIDSWatch, March 27-28, 2017, brings hundreds of advocates to Washington, D.C. from across the country to educate Congress about the policies and resources needed to end the HIV epidemic. Registration opened on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2016 at

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