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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.


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.


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.



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.


Statement from HIV, STD & Hepatitis Policy Partnership on Meeting with CDC Director Robert Redfield

Last week, the executive directors of the National HIV, STD & Hepatitis Policy Partnership met with Robert Redfield, M.D., the new director of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).


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.

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