The AIDS Institute Submits Written Testimony to the Senate Appropriations Health Committee

March 31, 2015

We have made great progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, but we are still far from achieving zero new HIV infections, an AIDS-free generation, and eradicating viral hepatitis. We now have the tools, but we need continued leadership from Congress and the necessary resources to realize our goals. To view our testimony, click the PDF link below

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Coventry Health Care agreement

Below is the agreement signed by Coventry Health Care 

Comparison of 2013 and 2014 Part B Supplemental Awards

Below is a comparison between 2013 and 2014 Ryan White Part B Supplemental awards by state.  For each state we provided the 2013 and 2014 award and calculated the difference between each year in both absolute and percentage terms.  We also calculated the percentage each state received of the national total amount of funds.

2015 Review of Florida Qualified Health Plans (QHPs)

Below is The AIDS Institute's review of 2015 Florida Qualified Health Plans

AIDS Budget and Appropriations Coalition FY2016 Funding Requests

Below is the AIDS Budget and Appropriations Coalition's (ABAC) fiscal year 2016 funding requests for federal HIV/AIDS programs. 

279 Patient Groups Applaud Proposed Changes to Essential Health Benefits

December 19, 2014 -- Today, the “I Am (Still) Essential” coalition of patient groups sent a letter signed by 279 organizations to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell applauding the recently released Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016 which, once finalized, define Essential Health Benefits (EHB) for Qualified Health Plans (

Humana Agrees to Significantly Cut Cost of HIV Drugs for Patients in Florida

December 18, 2014 - The AIDS Institute welcomes an agreement  between Humana Medical Plan and the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation that significantly reduces patient cost-sharing for all HIV drugs on qualified health plans offered by Humana in the Florida marketplace. See the press release below. 

Draft letter to HHS Secretary Burwell on Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016 Proposed Rule

We, the undersigned patient and community organizations representing millions of patients and their families, are pleased to submit comments in support of many aspects of the proposed rule Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016 (79 FR 70673, Nov. 26, 2014)). We thank you and your Department for listening to the voices of the patient community who wholeheartedly want the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to work, especially for those with chronic conditions.

The AIDS Institute submits comments to FDA Advisory Committee on MSM blood donations

The AIDS Institute has submitted comments for the public record to the Food and Drug Administration's Blood Products Advisory Committee for their upcoming meeting on the lifetime ban of MSM donating blood .

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