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Democratic Divisions Signal a Bumpy Road for Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations

Just because House Democrats hold the majority in their chamber doesn’t guarantee federal spending discussions for fiscal year 2020 will be any smoother than those in past years. In fact, the spectrum of interpretations of Democratic beliefs, particularly between career leadership and newly elected representatives, may present as much a challenge to reaching a final funding deal as Republican opposition.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, April 12, 2019


Healthcare Could Dominate the 2020 Election, But Whose Plan Will Come Out On Top?

There are few things that can be said with any degree of certainty about the 2020 election cycle that is already well underway, but one thing that is for sure is that healthcare will play a significant role in determining which candidates come out on top.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, April 12, 2019


Researching HIV: My Experience as a High School Student

Samuel Weissman, age 17, 2nd place winner in the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors – reflects on the importance of HIV research.

Posted By: Guest Blogger: Samuel Weissman - Monday, April 08, 2019


A Highschooler’s Perspective on Transgender Advocacy

Lexi reflects on her recent trip to Washington through the Transgender Leadership Initiative.

Posted By: Guest Blogger: Lexi, Michigan Organization for Adolescent Sexual Health - Friday, March 29, 2019


New Funding, Same Old Cuts: Domestic HIV Funding Increase Overshadowed by Larger Cuts in President's Budget

In the wake of the Trump administration’s unveiling of their Ending the HIV Epidemic plan, high ranking administration officials reassured advocates on multiple occasions that the funding being set aside for implementation of the plan would be new money and not taken from other existing programs that benefit those living with and affected by HIV. While they were technically correct, the fact remains that the new domestic HIV funding was placed in a budget that would slash spending on HIV housing, global HIV aid, and health care and social services in general.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, March 15, 2019


In Congress, Budget Season is Just Beginning

With the President’s fiscal year 2020 budget request expected to be released next week, legislators are kickstarting this year’s federal funding process in earnest.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, March 08, 2019


The London Patient’s Functional HIV Cure Headlines Huge Week for HIV Research

Eleven years ago at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), the news of Timothy Ray Brown becoming the first person living with HIV to be functionally cured of the virus following a stem cell transplant shocked the world, allowing HIV advocates to hope that an HIV cure might be possible. This week, it was revealed at CROI that someone else living with HIV had achieved HIV remission for 18 months and was seemingly the second person to be functionally cured of HIV.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, March 08, 2019


Christina Adeleke Isn’t Afraid to Dream Big

A lawyer and self-proclaimed policy nerd, Christina is a long-time advocate for people living with and affected by HIV.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Monday, March 04, 2019


Meet Carl Baloney, Jr., Director of Government Affairs

A longtime advocate for vulnerable populations, Carl has focused his career on developing innovative policy solutions that benefit disenfranchised communities across the country, with a particular focus on the rural south.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Monday, March 04, 2019


The Federal Government Gets Funded, But a New "Emergency" Awaits

With only hours to spare before a continuing resolution (CR) funding major portions of the federal government is set to expire, Congress and the President seem to have come to an agreement over border security funding. The $333 billion funding bill passed in both the House and Senate on Thursday evening, and the President is expected to sign it into law Friday.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, February 15, 2019

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