The AIDS Institute Statement on Programs to Support During the FY11 Appropriations Conference Process

The AIDS Institute would particularly like the Committees to focus on increased funding for the Ryan White AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and HIV prevention funding at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
November 4, 2010
Washington, DC

Letter Highlights:

  • While we appreciate the proposed increase of $50 million for ADAP in FY11 by the House and Senate, The AIDS Institute urges you to increase that amount in the final bill to provide lifesaving medications to the increasing number of people in need.
  • In order to enhance our investment in HIV prevention and begin to reduce the number of new infections and achieve the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, The AIDS Institute urges you to increase CDC’s HIV Prevention programs by $66 million in FY11.
  • The AIDS Institute urges you to accept at least the House proposed increases for the other Parts of the Ryan White Program and include an increase to Part D, which provides care and support to women, children, and youth.
  • The AIDS Institute urges you to accept at least the House proposed funding increases:  Part A:  $15 million; Part B Base: $10 million; Part C:  $5 million; AETCs:  $2.6 million; Dental:  $1.8 million. In addition, we urge you to provide some increase to Part D.
  • The AIDS Institute supports a dedicated funding line for the Division of Adolescent and School Health at the CDC.
  • The AIDS Institute supports school health programs and believes that DASH HIV programs need to be funded as a standalone item at a minimum of $40 million.
  • The AIDS Institute urges you to accept the House proposed increase of $3.8 million to CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis, rather than the $1.8 million increase proposed by the Senate.

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