Press Releases

AIDS Alliance Observes National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2017

In observance of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD), AIDS Alliance for Women, Infants, Children, Youth & Families (AIDS Alliance) joins Advocates for Youth in highlighting both the impact of the epidemic on young people and the contributions they have made in the fight against HIV/AIDS across the United States.

Read the press release here.

National Academies Provides Strategy to Eliminate Viral Hepatitis

“The AIDS Institute applauds the National Academies for authoring A National Strategy for the Elimination of Hepatitis B and C that calls for increased leadership, resources, and access to testing and medications, and urges the Trump Administration and Congress to strongly consider it and take appropriate actions in order to begin to eliminate viral hepatitis in the United States,” said Carl Schmid, Deputy Executive Director of The AI

The AIDS Institute Urges Full Implementation of National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan

The AIDS Institute applauds the Department of Health and Human Services on its 2017-2020 update to the ‘National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan’, and urges President Trump and his administration, along with Congress, to fully implement and fund it in order to begin to eliminate viral hepatitis in the United States

The AIDS Institute Recognizes World Hepatitis Day

The AIDS Institute is proud to support the World Health Organization’s World Hepatitis Day, and its goal of eliminating hepatitis globally.

HIV Testing Day Heralds A New Era In Florida

Groups throughout the state will participate in National HIV Testing Day, and this year’s events mark the coming of a new era in HIV testing strategy in Florida. Read more

Mother of Ryan White Visits Nation’s Capital, Asks Congress to Maintain Commitment to People with HIV

July 30, 2014 -  As the fight against HIV/AIDS turns a new corner...Jeanne White-Ginder – the mother of Ryan White...today returned to our nation’s capital to remind lawmakers of the continued importance of maintaining...the Ryan White Program. Read the press release. 

The AIDS Institute Encourages Individuals to Take Control and Get Tested On National HIV Testing Day

June 27, 2014

“Early treatment is an essential part of the prevention strategy...” explained Michael Ruppal, Executive Director of The AIDS Institute. “It works to reduce viral load and the less virus in the body, the less chance that transmission will occur.”  - Click here to read the release.

Evidence Mounting Of Discrimination against People with HIV By Some Insurance Plans

June 13, 2014 -- “We want the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to work, and we want it to work for people living with HIV/AIDS and others with chronic health conditions...But shifting the cost of medications to the patients is not only blatant discrimination but can lead to poorer health outcomes...”  Click here to read the press release.

NHeLP and The AIDS Institute File HIV/AIDS Discrimination Complaint Against Florida Health Insurers

May 29, 2014 -- "The [insurance] companies are going out of their way to discourage people with HIV/AIDS from enrolling in their plans—a blatantly illegal practice.” 

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The AIDS Institute Releases Hepatitis C Testing Coverage Guide in Observance of Hepatitis Testing Day

May 19, 2014 - “This coverage guide is a useful tool for understanding how the recently revised recommendations by the USPSTF on hepatitis C screening will impact coverage by Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance as a result of the ACA."

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