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Congress Maintains Funding for Most Domestic HIV and Hepatitis Programs

Funding for most domestic HIV/AIDS and hepatitis programs will be maintained in the Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations bill released by House and Senate Appropriators earlier today.  Read our full press release here.

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

The AIDS Institute comments on Cigna mail-order suit

April 29, 2015 -- Following a string of complaints aimed at eradicating discrimination against HIV patients by the nation’s major health insurers, a Fort Lauderdale resident has sued Cigna, claiming that the insurer forces HIV patients to obtain their medications solely through mail-order.  Carl Schmid, our Deputy Executive Director, says patient privacy is at risk in the mail-order system, particularly when medications are sent to homes, apartment complexes or even the workplace.  

The AIDS Institute's Carl Schmid on C-SPAN to discuss the Ryan White Program

August 12, 2014 - Discussion of The AIDS Institute's advocacy work and securing federal HIV funding. Jeanne White-Ginder, mother of Ryan White, interviewed about HIV/AIDS funding and advocacy. Click here to watch the video.

Roll Call: Protecting the Ryan White Program

August 12, 2014 -- "The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program...is the safety net that provides treatment to those who, without the program, would never be able to afford the life-saving medications available today." -- Click here to read the article.

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