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JUL16

Be the Change: How dating app chats can pivot from RudeAF to NiceAF

We’re determined to #StopHIVStigma and other stigmas that are prevalent in online dating culture. Regardless of your age, race, body type, HIV status or gender identity, or what you like to do in or out of bed – dating apps should be fun, welcoming places for everyone.

Posted By: Guest Blogger: Tony Taylor, Building Healthy Online Communities - Tuesday, July 16, 2019


JUL12

Summertime Struggles Loom For Congress As Appropriations Talks Stagnate

A deal between White House officials, Senate Republicans, and House Democrats over fiscal year 2020 spending levels has not been reached and the debt limit ceiling is on the verge of being breached if Congress and The White House don't act quickly.The House has proceeded with assumed spending levels and passed ten out of twelve appropriations bills, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is keeping his chamber from considering any funding bills until an agreement is made on what the President would sign into law.

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


JUL12

The Affordable Care Act May Be In Trouble...Again

If the value of a good piece of legislation can be measured by the frequency and tenacity with which its opponents try to get it invalidated, it’s not an understatement to say that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is one of the most successful health care laws ever created. Earlier this week, a three-judge panel in New Orleans heard oral arguments in Texas v. United States, the latest legal challenge to the constitutionality of the ACA.

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


JUL08

Striving for a Stronger Puerto Rico

A longtime advocate for Puerto Rico and people living with and affected by HIV, Rosaura López Fontánez,has been working in the HIV field for 35 years, with 20 of them at PR CONCRA.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Monday, July 08, 2019


JUL05

Meet Anselmo Fonseca: AIDS United Program Manager in Puerto Rico

This year, Anselmo Fonseca joined the AIDS United team as a program manager working from Puerto Rico. We caught up with Anselmo to learn more about his life, his plans for his new position, and how he stays motivated in this work.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Friday, July 05, 2019


JUN28

As HIV Transmission Among People Who Inject Drugs Increases, So Does The Need For Action

Earlier this month, public health officials in Multnomah County, Oregon reported that the state was experiencing its most substantial HIV outbreak in years and that it was occurring primarily among people who inject drugs. The outbreak has seen 42 people who either inject drugs or who have sex with people who inject drugs contract HIV in the last 18 months.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, June 28, 2019


JUN28

The Senate Stands Still On Appropriations Going Into The July 4th Recess

Ten down, two to go: this week, the House passed another bill appropriating funds for fiscal year 2020, this time to federal departments relating to Financial Services. Although House appropriators did not reach Leader Steny Hoyer’s (D-MD-5) goal of passing all twelve appropriations bills through the chamber by the end of June, only two final bills remain: Legislative Branch and Homeland Security.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, June 28, 2019


JUN24

Kenya Hutton Combats HIV Stigma with Education

Kenya Hutton is a program manager at the Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services (UCHAPS). His core expertise includes HIV prevention and a passion for social justice with marginalized populations. Kenya has over 10 years’ experience facilitating behavioral interventions with those heavily impacted by HIV in NYC and Washington, DC. In the lead up to National HIV Testing Day, we caught up with Kenya to learn more about his work, motivations, and what UCHAPS has planned for the awareness day.

Posted By: Sarah Hashmall, Communications Manager - Monday, June 24, 2019


JUN21

HIV Programs Are Seeing Major Increases In The House, But The Senate Awaits

This week, House legislators passed HR 2740, an appropriations bill allocating money for fiscal year 2020 for several agencies including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the institution where most funding for the federal HIV response is housed. Representatives in the House will now continue on to the second appropriations minibus, which contains funding for HOPWA.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, June 21, 2019


JUN21

Kamala Harris Unveils A New Plan to Increase PrEP Access

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) recently released the PrEP Access and Coverage Act, a bill that would--among other things--increase access to PrEP by requiring all health insurers to cover the full cost of the medication, and all of the required lab tests and follow up visits that come with it, without a copay.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, June 21, 2019



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