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Battle Over Reproductive Rights Has Appropriations Process at a Standstill

Both a subcommittee and full committee markup of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (L-HHS) bill were cancelled this week by Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, due to the possibility of the introduction of an amendment that would reverse and block the effects of the Trump Administration’s newly enforced “gag rule,” which restricts Title X grantees from disseminating information about abortion care/abortion care providers.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, September 13, 2019


How Would The 2020 Presidential Candidates End the HIV Epidemic?

In order to better understand how presidential candidates will take advantage of the unique opportunity we have right now to end to the HIV epidemic, a coalition of more than 50 organizations led by AIDS United and the Act Now End AIDS Coalition, sent a survey to all of the candidates who were running for president. While we encourage you to read all of the presidential candidate responses, here are some of the portions that stood out to AIDS United’s policy team.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, September 13, 2019


Meet Young HIV Researcher Kimberlynn Mai

Kimberlynn Mai, a high school student from Laurel, MS, is researching how to improve HIV treatment.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Senior Communications Manager - Monday, September 09, 2019


Meet immigrant activist and changemaker, Teresa Bedzigui

Rooted deeply within intersectional black feminism, Teresa Bedzigui believes that community-based, stigma-free approaches to health are key to creating a global AIDS-free society.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Senior Communications Manager - Tuesday, September 03, 2019


We Can End HIV In Black Communities in the South--But We Need Your Help

When I started working in HIV and public health over 15 years ago, I was eager to improve the devastating health outcomes that Black communities in the U.S. South faced – higher rates of HIV and limited access to culturally competent health care and health education to name a few.

Posted By: Guest Blogger: Venton Hill-Jones, Southern Black Policy and Advocacy Network - Monday, August 19, 2019


A Faith-Filled Response to HIV in the South

Faith Fuels Aquarius Gilmer’s Advocacy

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Monday, August 05, 2019


Can we have faith in religious institutions to stand up to HIV stigma?

Reflections on the upcoming Faith and HIV Awareness Day.

Posted By: Bishar Jenkins, Grantmaking Intern - Monday, August 05, 2019


Congress Sets Spending Caps Before Their August Recess

This week, Senators passed top-line spending caps for the next two years and suspended the debt ceiling, avoiding sending the United States into default, just in time to adjourn for their August in-district recess period.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, August 02, 2019


Separation Anxiety: How the Trump Administration is Using Immigrants' HIV Status to Justify Family Separations

It was recently revealed that U.S. Customs and Border Protection had unlawfully separated a Honduran immigrant from his three children because he was living with HIV. After inquiry from Members of Congress, it does not appear as if the Trump administration, which claims to want to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S., has any plans to stop this practice.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, August 02, 2019


Democrats and Republicans Find Things to Love (and Hate) in House Passed Budget Bill

Before leaving Washington for their six-week long summer recess, the House of Representatives passed a vital two-year budget deal on Thursday evening, raising the caps on both defense and domestic spending and suspending the debt ceiling until the summer of 2021. With the House out of session, the legislation now moves over to the Senate.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, July 26, 2019

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