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Policy Lead from Partnership of the Nation’s Leading HIV, STD, and Hepatitis Organizations Appointed Co-Chair of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA)

We applaud Secretary of the Department of Health Human Services Alex Azar’s naming of Carl Schmid, Deputy Executive Director of The AIDS Institute, as a co-chair of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). Mr. Schmid is one of the key policy leads for the HIV, STD, & Hepatitis Policy Partnership, a coalition of five of the nation’s leading organizations focused on ending the HIV, STD, and viral hepatitis epidemics in the United States.


AIDS United Awards $300,000 to Support Leadership Development for People Living with HIV

AIDS United has awarded grants totaling $500,000 to six community-based organizations to help end HIV stigma and discrimination while building leadership among people living with HIV. AIDS United’s newly-renamed People Organizing Positively (POP) initiative, with generous support from Gilead Sciences, taps a new generation of leaders living with HIV to help end the HIV epidemic in the U.S.


AIDS United and ACT NOW: END AIDS Release Community-Driven Roadmap to End HIV Epidemic in U.S. by 2025

For the first time since the National HIV/AIDS Strategy in 2010, the domestic HIV community has come together to call on the U.S. government to declare an official goal of ending the domestic HIV epidemic by 2025 and urging it to enact legislative and regulatory policies and sufficient appropriations to achieve this goal.


AIDS United and Project Inform Release Report on Efforts to Bring Safer Consumption Spaces to U.S.

AIDS United and Project Inform released a report today examining current efforts to bring Safer Consumption Spaces (SCS) – protected places used for the hygienic consumption of pre-obtained drugs in a non-judgmental environment and under the supervision of trained staff – to the United States.



The following is a statement from AIDS United Vice President for Policy and Advocacy on draft guidance released today by the U.S. Prevention Services Task Force (USPSTF) giving HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) an “A” grade for individuals at high risk of HIV acquisition:


Syringe Access Fund Grantees Share Front-Line Accounts and Offer Recommendations to Address Opioids and Infectious Diseases

On a telebriefing today, AIDS United convened staff from the Syringe Access Fund and grantees, to discuss a new report on trends identified through its latest round of funding and their first-hand experience on the front lines of the opioid crisis and recommendations to address this growing threat.


AIDS United Welcomes ViiV Healthcare’s Eric Dube to Its Board of Trustees

AIDS United announced today the election of Eric Dube, head of North America for ViiV Healthcare, to its Board of Trustees. Mr. Dube brings nearly 20 years of pharmaceutical leadership experience to the Board and brings the total number of Trustees to 18, deepening the expertise in emerging and unmet needs of communities most affected by HIV and other chronic conditions across the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico.


Nation’s Leading HIV, STD, and Hepatitis Organizations Applaud Passage of Bipartisan Spending Package

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 for passage of a bipartisan spending bill that sustains critical funding for HIV, STD, and hepatitis programs, and provides new funding to respond the nation’s surging opioid crisis.


AIDS United awards $115,000 to support and expand transgender leadership

Through the Transgender Leadership Initiative, AIDS United has awarded a total of $115,000 in grants to eight organizations to increase transgender leadership within organizations, in community planning bodies and in local networks to aid the response to HIV. The initiative is supported by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.



The nation’s five 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 shocked and deeply troubled by a notification of transfer that the Trump administration plans to divert funding from the current fiscal year for HIV/AIDS, STD, and hepatitis care, treatment, and prevention and other public health programs to cover the rising costs in the Unaccompanied Alien Children Program.

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