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NOV15

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.





NOV06

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.





SEP28

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.





SEP26

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.





SEP20

STATEMENT ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PLANS TO REALLOCATE HIV, VIRAL HEPATITIS, STD FUNDING FOR THE UNACCOMPANIED ALIEN CHILDREN PROGRAM

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.





SEP14

Seven Health Organizations File Lawsuit Against Short-Term, Limited-Duration Plan Final Rule

The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Mental Health America, American Psychiatric Association (APA), AIDS United, National Partnership for Women & Families, and Little Lobbyists today filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to invalidate the short-term, limited-duration insurance (STLDI) plan rule issued last month by three federal agencies. This rule will harm patients and their families as well as others in the health care system by undermining access to quality, affordable coverage, will significantly disrupt insurance markets in states across the country, and threatens to bring back abusive practices that harm consumers specifically prohibited by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).





JUL23

AIDS United Statement on Trump Administration Policy Banning Military Service for People Living With HIV

In February of this year, the Trump administration unveiled new policies that, if implemented, would effectively bar people living with HIV from serving in the military. The policy was outlined in a Department of Defense memo and described by Under Secretary of Defense for Personal Readiness Robert Wilkie as a “deploy or be removed policy”, which the administration claims is meant to improve military readiness for deployment.





JUL16

Trump Administration Further Undermines ACA with Massive Cuts to ACA Navigator Program & Federal Risk Adjustment Program

Tuesday, the Trump administration announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would make just $10 million in funding -- down from $36 million last year -- available for Affordable Care Act (ACA) patient navigators tasked with assisting people enroll in marketplace insurance plans.





JUL12

While No Cuts to HIV, STD, and Hepatitis Funding, FY2019 Labor-HHS Funding Bills Fall Short on Tackling Infectious Diseases Tied to Opioid Epidemic

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 the House and Senate Appropriations Committees for sustaining critical funding for HIV, STD, and hepatitis programs.





JUL10

AIDS UNITED STATEMENT ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PLANS TO REALLOCATE RYAN WHITE FUNDING FOR CHILD SEPARATION TIED TO ZERO TOLERANCE BORDER POLICY

Statement from AIDS United CEO Jesse Milan, Jr. on reports that the Trump administration is seeking to reallocate funding meant for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to the Office of Refugee Resettlement to cover the costs associated with resettling children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border.






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