Letter to Secretary Hillary Clinton: The Importance of Addressing Hepatitis C in the United States

In response to recent comments Democratic presidential nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made regarding hepatitis C (HCV) and the pricing of new curative drugs, The AIDS Institute sent a letter yesterday urging her to prioritize elimination of hepatitis C as a public health threat should she be elected president.

AIDS Budget and Appropriations Coalition FY2017 Conference letter and funding chart

To view the HIV/AIDS community's letter to Congress urging that all cuts to HIV/AIDS domestic programs be restored in the final FY2017 appropriations measure, click here

Sign-on Letter in Response to FY2017 Labor HHS Appropriation Bills (S.3040 and H.R.5926)

The AIDS Budget and Appropriations Coalition (ABAC) has drafted an organizational sign-on letter for your consideration. While Congress has proposed to maintain funding for most domestic HIV/AIDS programs in their FY2017 Labor-HHS appropriations bills, they have also proposed serious cuts that, if enacted, will severally impact HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programs in the U.S.

I Am Essential Coalition sends letter to HHS Secretary on 2017 QHP Review & Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters Rule & Letter to Issuers

I Am Essential, a coalition of patient and community organizations representing millions of patients and their families dedicated to successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), wrote a letter to The Honorable Sylvia Matthews Burwell, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, urging her to improve access to Essential Health Benefits and address discrimination against beneficiaries with chronic and serious health conditions enrolled in Qualified Health Plans (

AIDS Budget and Appropriations Coalition Funding Chart

Below is the updated ABAC funding chart for domestic HIV/AIDS programs 

Examining Ryan White Program Funding: Is the Money Following the Epidemic?

On August 24, 2016, The AIDS Institute presented at The 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment. To view presentations, please click on the titles below:

Introduction - Examining the Ryan White Program: Is the Money Following the Epidemic?

House Maintains Funding Levels for HIV and Hepatitis Programs

The House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee approved its Fiscal Year 2017 funding bill on July 7th that maintains funding for domestic HIV programs. However, the bill includes several extreme partisan cuts to critical programs that impact people with HIV and help reduce new infections, including the Affordable Care Act and sexual health programs. The bill also provides no increases for hepatitis prevention programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

TAI urges Florida Senators to support H.R. 3700

The AIDS Institute wrote to Sens. Nelson (D-FL) and Rubio (R-FL) urging them to support the Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act of 2016 (H.R. 3700), which makes important modifications to the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program. To see the letters, click the PDFs below: 

I Am Essential comments to Republican and Democatic National Platform Committees

Below are public comments that the I Am Essential coalition submitted to the Republican National Platform Committee and the Democratic National Platform Committee in advance of the 2016 national conventions.

Update 2016: HIV testing coverage guide

To view The AIDS Institute's updated HIV testing coverage guide, please click the PDF below: 

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