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As Midterms Approach, AIDS Service Organizations Start Organizing in Overdrive

Unabashed voter suppression are quickly becoming the rule, rather than the exception, making the work of community and electoral organizers all the more important in the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections and beyond. Fortunately, the HIV community is amply represented in this space, with many members of AIDS United’s Public Policy Council leading the charge for voter rights in their respective communities.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, October 19, 2018


In Miami, A Potential HIV Outbreak Under a Highway Underpass Raises Ethical Questions

Florida’s only legalized syringe access program found 11 people who tested positive for HIV within a six-month period this year. In the city of Miami, where one out of every 85 adults has HIV, the new infections may or may not constitute an outbreak. This is the subject of a local, active public health investigation that utilizes the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s molecular surveillance system.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, October 19, 2018


Hurricane Michael's Impact on People Living With HIV and How You Can Help

Hurricane Michael may have swept away all but the naked foundations of homes and businesses as it passed through the panhandle, but it did not take with it the health care and housing needs of the Floridians who remained, among whose number included many people living with HIV who are left to wonder not only where they will be able sleep tonight, but also where their next dose of antiretroviral medication will come from.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Thursday, October 18, 2018


A Kavanaugh Court: Now What?

Despite a herculean effort by opponents to his nomination, Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court by the full Senate last week. A faithful conservative, the former DC Circuit Court of Appeals judge’s confirmation to the Supreme Court will certainly have an immediate and lasting impact on the lives of people living with and affected by HIV, particularly when it concerns the issue of health care.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, October 12, 2018


AIDS United Leads the Fight Against Discriminatory "Junk Insurance" Plans

Last month, AIDS United joined six other health advocacy groups as co-plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Trump administration to protect the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In their continued sabotage of the ACA, administration officials are expanding the use of what many health care advocates are calling “junk insurance” plans, and AIDS United and our allies are suing to stop them.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, October 12, 2018


Want to Know Where Your Congressional Candidates Stand on HIV Related Issues? AIDS United’s Midterm Questionnaire Can Help

In the current political landscape it can be hard for voters to pin down where their candidates stand on ending the epidemic. That is why AIDS United created our 2018 Congressional Midterm Candidate Questionnaire, which asks candidates 15 questions that cover everything from Ryan White Program funding and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program (HOPWA) to Medicaid expansion and ensuring health care for immigrant populations.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, October 12, 2018


National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD): Ending HIV is Everyone's Job

Hispanics/Latinos in the United States (US) are disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS. They represent 18% of the US population yet accounted for almost 1 in 4 (24%) infections among adults and adolescents in 2015. Factors such as lack of health insurance, language barriers, lack of familiarity with the US healthcare system and stigma often limit the health care access of Hispanics/Latinos in the US, thereby limiting opportunities for HIV/AIDS screening and treatment. Given that Hispanics/Latinos are the largest and fastest growing minority group in the US, addressing HIV/AIDS in our community is important to the nation’s health.

Posted By: Luis Scaccabarrozzi, Vice President, Latino Commission on AIDS - Thursday, October 11, 2018


HIV Advocates Must Unite to Stop Brett Kavanaugh

When AIDS United first came out against the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, we did so solely based on merits--or lack thereof--of his previous judicial rulings and stated opinions on issues that would impact people living with and affected by HIV in the United States. But, like millions of other Americans who have watched his confirmation proceedings in disgust and abject horror, our objections to Judge Kavanaugh have not remained solely within the realm of judiciary, and our opposition to him will remain unflagging, regardless of whether the Senate votes to confirm him or not.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, October 05, 2018


Voting Is HIV Advocacy: How You Can Get Ready For The Midterm Elections

AIDS United created our Election Resource Center to provide HIV advocates with a one-stop shop for any information they might need on registering to vote, engaging their communities, and ensuring that any HIV non-profit they might work with is doing all they can to enable their clients and fellow community members to engage in the electoral process while not endangering their non-profit status.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, October 05, 2018


2018 Promises to Be A Record Year for LGBTQ Candidates

The 2018 election cycle has been remarkable for a number of reasons, not least of which is the tremendous uptick in the number of LGBTQ candidates on the ballot this November. A record 25 LGBTQ candidates won a major party nomination for US Congressional and gubernatorial races this election cycle, a 44% increase over the LGBTQ representation in 2016.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, September 28, 2018

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