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The American Rescue Plan, a step forward toward ending the epidemic

On March 11, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan. This plan provides major benefits including $1,400 in stimulus checks, the expansion of unemployment benefits through Sept. 6, 2021 and more than $20 billion in emergency rental assistance. While these items benefit many, our policy team walks us through the specifics of how this bill impacts people living with and vulnerable to HIV.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, March 12, 2021


The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people who use drugs

Calculating the true damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is a difficult task. We can note that more than 519,000 Americans have died due to complications from COVID-19 over the past year, but that number does not reflect all of the death and undue suffering this virus and our nation’s response have caused.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, March 05, 2021


Five things people living with HIV need to know about the next COVID package

While we are still awaiting the official bill text from the House Budget Committee, there are several items that we are watching in this next round of COVID relief. We anticipate this bill will closely resemble the $1.9 trillion package that President Biden outlined, but this bill is likely to face hurdles passing the Senate.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, February 19, 2021


HIV activism: Commemorating NBHAAD during the COVID-19 pandemic

"I’m taking my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine later this week to commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. It’s considerably an eccentric way to celebrate, but during this unprecedented year, it makes the most sense to me."

Posted By: Ian L. Haddock - Thursday, February 04, 2021


Looking back on HIV policy in 2020

This year has certainly been one to remember here at AIDS United. We’ve had many hurdles to overcome in this last year, and we are certainly hopeful for the year to come. As we close out an unusual year, our policy team reflects on some of the HIV advocacy community’s biggest wins in 2020.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Tuesday, December 22, 2020


A memo to the Biden-Harris transition team from AIDS United and the Act Now: End AIDS Coalition

AIDS United and our partners at the Act Now: End AIDS Coalition recently sent a memo to the Biden-Harris transition team outlining what we expect from them in terms of their commitment to ending the HIV epidemic in the United States while simultaneously addressing the intersecting STI, viral hepatitis and overdose syndemics.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Tuesday, December 22, 2020


Will we see COVID relief in 2020?

House and Senate leadership discussions on the next round of a long overdue COVID-19 package seem likely to come through at the last minute — and potentially over the weekend.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, December 18, 2020


Meet our newest cohort of People Organizing Positively

From creating a food pantry to implementing scholarships for students living with HIV, the 10 new grantees are working to harness the power and resiliency that already exists in their communities to make a clear difference in the lives of people living with HIV everywhere.

Posted By: Helen Parshall - Thursday, December 17, 2020


COVID-19 shows why harm reduction programs must be treated as essential services

A new resource from AIDS United underscores how the COVID-19 pandemic reinforces the urgent need to support syringe services and harm reduction programs as essential services.

Posted By: Helen Parshall - Wednesday, December 16, 2020


Still waiting on a spending deal

We have been anxiously anticipating Dec. 11 to see what the final fiscal year 2021 Congressional spending package looks like, but it seems we are all going to have to wait at least one week longer.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, December 11, 2020

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