Senate Maintains Funding Levels for Most HIV and Hepatitis Programs

The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee approved its Fiscal Year 2017 funding bill that largely maintains funding for most domestic HIV programs.  However, the bill proposes to cut some critical programs, including $29 million from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and $6 million from the Minority AIDS Initiative, and provides no increases for hepatitis prevention programs at the CDC.

To read the full press release from The AIDS Institute on the subcommittee markup, click the PDF below

Senate Committee Acts to More Fairly Distribute AIDS Housing Funds

The Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee has acted to more fairly distribute AIDS housing funds. “We applaud Sens.

FY17 Dear Colleague letters

Below are the Dear Colleague letters for domestic HIV/AIDS and hepatitis programs in the House and Senate 

AIDS Budget and Appropriations Coalition's FY2017 Letter to Congress

Below is the FY2017 AIDS Budget and Appropriations Coalition's FY2017 Sign-on letter to members of Congress urging continued and adequate support for domestic HIV/AIDS programs. 

President Obama’s Budget Maintains Commitment to Domestic HIV and Hepatitis Programs

“The budget President Obama released today demonstrates his Administration’s continued commitment to preventing HIV and hepatitis in the United States and providing lifesaving health care and treatment for those who cannot afford it,” commented Carl Schmid, Deputy Executive Director of The AIDS Institute.  “While it contains very few program funding increases, there is a new proposed CDC initiative that allows health departments to spend a portion of their funding on pre-exposure prophylaxis (

Congressional Spending Bill Maintains Nation's Commitment to Combating HIV & Hepatitis

“The AIDS Institute praises the Congress for rejecting cuts to several domestic HIV and related programs that were proposed earlier this year and instead, is proposing to either maintain or increase funding to critical HIV and hepatitis programs,” commented Carl Schmid, Deputy Executive Director of The AIDS Institute.


Vote “YES” to the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

The AIDS Institute urges you to vote “YES” to approve the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA). This deal restores vital funding to both defense and non-defense discretionary spending for both FY2016 and FY2017, as well as ensures the United States will not default on its loans by lifting the debt ceiling until March 2017. Read more

159 AIDS Organizations Urge Congress to Restore Cuts to Domestic HIV/AIDS Programs

See letter organized by the AIDS Budget and Appropriations Coalition and signed by 159 organizations outlining the HIV/AIDS community’s serious concerns with several aspects of the House and Senate FY2016 appropriations bills.

Syndicate content