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AIDS United Opposes Anti-Safe Drug Consumption Site Policy Rider in House LHHS Appropriations Bill

AIDS United was troubled to see language in the House of Representative’s Labor, Health and Human Services and Financial Services and General Government Subcommittees' Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) appropriations bills that prohibits the use of Federal funding for the operation of a “supervised drug consumption facility,” which is commonly called a safer consumption site (SCS) in the field.


26 HIV/AIDS Programs Across US Receive Funding for Interventions from The Fenway Institute and AIDS United’s Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance

The Evidence-Informed Interventions Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau and led by The Fenway Institute in partnership with AIDS United, has awarded 26 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipient organizations across the United States with up to $170,000 in funding per year through 2021.


Nation’s Leading HIV, STD and Hepatitis Organizations Gravely Concerned by Trump Administration’s Refusal to Defend ACA

Five of the nation’s leading HIV, STD, and viral hepatitis organizations expressed grave concern today at the Trump Administration’s decision not to defend critical components of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in legal challenges brought by the state of Texas.


AIDS United’s Board Welcomes Cecilia Chung, Dr. June Gipson, and Dr. David Holtgrave

AIDS United is thrilled to announce the election of three new members – Cecilia Chung, Dr. June Gipson, and Dr. David Holtgrave -- to its Board of Trustees. Their appointments bring the total number of Trustees to 17 and significantly broadens the diversity and representation of communities most affected by HIV. These new trustees have a depth of experience in HIV advocacy, service delivery, and research that we will no doubt rely on heavily as we expand our work and impact and push closer to realizing our shared vision of an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.


AIDS United Statement on Warren, Cummings Introduction of Comprehensive Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Elijah Cummings introduced the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act of 2018, which would authorize significant, long-term funding for local strategies that reduce fatal overdoses, increase substance use treatment, and address the infectious disease consequences of the opioid crisis.


AIDS United Urges the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department to Reopen their Successful Syringe Access Program

AIDS United stands in support of the KCHD SSP as an essential community service and the antidote to – not the cause of – drug-related harm experienced by Charleston. AIDS United also stands ready to provide technical assistance and training to the Kanawha-Charleston leadership or public to help better understand harm reduction and the concerns raised by the closure of the program. We applaud the KCHD staff and volunteers and thank them for their strength under intense public scrutiny and controversy.


Despite Gains in HIV, STD, and Hepatitis Funding, Omnibus Bill Falls Short on Opioid Funding for 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 – applaud Congress and the Administration for restoring critical funding for HIV and STDs and bolstering hepatitis programs. The Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations represents a down payment on shoring up the nation’s public health infrastructure, but it also falls short on necessary resources to combat the nation’s opioid crisis and associated infectious diseases


Hundreds of People Living with HIV Converge on D.C.; Rally at Capitol for AIDSWatch Advocacy Event

Just days after HHS Secretary Alex Azar appointed an HIV researcher head of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and Congress at last agreed on final appropriations for FY2018, more than 500 people living with HIV and their allies gathered in Washington, DC on Monday for the 25th annual AIDSWatch advocacy event.


AIDS United Statement on Trump Orders Banning Trans Military Service

Late Friday, President Trump released new orders attempting to bar transgender soldiers from serving in the military, a policy that the nation and our courts have already deemed ugly and unnecessary.


AIDSWatch organizers announce recipients of Leadership Awards

AIDS United, The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF), the Treatment Access Expansion Project (TAEP), and the US People Living with HIV Caucus (HIV Caucus) will recognize community leaders and legislators who have gone above and beyond in the response to the domestic HIV epidemic at the 25th Anniversary AIDSWatch this month.

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