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FEB06

AIDS United Thanks Phill Wilson for Two Decades of Service, Congratulates Him on Retirement from Black AIDS Institute

This Black History Month, we honor black leaders past and present who inspired our nation and helped create a more fair and just America. This year we must include Phill Wilson who announced this retirement this week. Phill is founder and CEO of the Black AIDS Institute and has dedicated his life to ensuring that those most affected by HIV are central to our response. For two decades, he has worked ceaselessly, fearlessly and selflessly on behalf of African Americans living with and vulnerable to this disease, all the while demonstrating the incredible accomplishments one could achieve while living with HIV.





FEB01

As Nation Struggles to Confront Opioid Crisis; Fund Announces $2.4M for Syringe Service Programs and Policy

As the nation’s public health system struggles to respond to the expanding opioid epidemic, AIDS United’s Syringe Access Fund announced nearly $2.4 million in grants today to 62 organizations working to prevent HIV and viral hepatitis through the provision of sterile injection equipment, critical health education and messaging, and local and regional advocacy.





JAN29

Nation’s Leading HIV/AIDS, STD & Hepatitis Organizations Request Funding for CDC to Address Opioid Crisis and Infectious Diseases

Five of the nation’s leading organizations focused on ending the HIV, STD, and hepatitis epidemics in the United States – AIDS United, NASTAD, the National Coalition of STD Directors, NMAC and The AIDS Institute – are urging Congress to immediately provide an additional $100 million to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to tackle the recent explosion of infectious diseases due to opioid use in the United States.





JAN19

Nation’s Leading HIV & STD Organizations Oppose Formation of New “Conscience and Religious Freedom Division” at HHS

AIDS United, NASTAD, the National Coalition of STD Directors, NMAC and The AIDS Institute, jointly condemned the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announcement today of the formation of a new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division (CRFD) in the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The CRFD will be tasked with “restor[ing] federal enforcement of our nation’s laws that protect the fundamental and unalienable rights of conscience and religious freedom.” To those of us who work to promote the health of LGBTQ people, those living with HIV, including people of color, and other marginalized communities, we recognize this as dog-whistle politics and an attempt at state-sanctioned discrimination.





DEC29

AIDS United Questions Timing; Approach to PACHA Dismissals

Washington DC -- AIDS United expressed concern today, over reports that the Trump Administration had sent letters dismissing all remaining members of the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) – six members had previously resigned already, citing a lack of action by the administration to combat the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.





DEC18

Nation’s Largest HIV/AIDS Organizations Condemn Efforts to Ban Words at CDC, Erase Transgender and Diversity

Five of the nation’s leading organizations focused on ending the HIV and STD epidemics in the United States – AIDS United, NASTAD, the National Coalition of STD Directors, NMAC and The AIDS Institute – expressed alarm over reports that the Trump Administration barred staff at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) from using certain words in its FY2019 budget justification to Congress.





DEC02

Nation’s HIV and STD Leaders Condemn the Senate for Inclusion of Individual Mandate Repeal in the Tax Reform Bill

Washington, DC – AIDS United, NASTAD, the National Coalition of STD Directors, NMAC, and The AIDS Institute collectively condemn today’s passage of HR 1 by the Senate, especially its inclusion of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate repeal. HR1 will likely have widespread, detrimental impact on critical entitlement programs such as Medicaid and Medicare as well as on health-related spending.





DEC01

Nation’s Top HIV Funders Announce Historic Partnership, Game Changing Investment in U.S. South

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Gilead Sciences, Ford Foundation, Elton John AIDS Foundation, ViiV Healthcare, and Johnson & Johnson – leading funders of the domestic HIV response – launched a first-of-its-kind collaborative, The Southern HIV Impact Fund (The Fund) to stop the persistent and worsening impact of the epidemic on the region.





NOV02

AIDS United Names William McColl New Vice President for Policy and Advocacy

AIDS United, dedicated to ending the HIV epidemic in the United States, announced today that after a broad national search, it has selected William “Bill” McColl to serve as its next vice president for policy and advocacy. Bill assumes his new role effective December 1 – World AIDS Day 2017 – following the upcoming retirement of his predecessor, Ronald Johnson.





OCT31

Nation’s HIV Leaders Raise Alarm Over Lack of HIV, STD Mention in HHS Strategic Plan

Five of the nation’s leading organizations focused on ending the HIV and STD epidemics in the United States have collectively expressed their grave concern with the lack of focus on HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Strategic Plan, FY2018-2022. Despite the crucial importance of the intersectional issues of HIV and STDs, including hepatitis, to our nation’s public health, the report is relatively silent on these issues. The document contains no mention of other STDs, mentions HIV only twice and hepatitis just once.






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