Key Issues

Mission Statement: to promote quality and affordable healthcare for people living with or at risk of HIV, hepatitis, and other serious and chronic health conditions.
HIV

Promote necessary funding, programs, and policies to end the HIV epidemic in the United States

Funding

Ensure there is necessary federal funding for domestic HIV programs including Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, CDC HIV Prevention (including School and Adolescent Health), NIH AIDS Research, Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA), Minority AIDS Initiative, sexual education and other programs included in the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative such as Community Health Centers and the Indian Health Service.

Programs and Policies

Ensure that federal HIV programs and policies support the needs of people living with and at risk of HIV and are administered and delivered free of discrimination and stigma, fully engage relevant communities, and meet the needs of state and local communities, and allow them to best meet the goals of ending the HIV initiative, including increased HIV prevention, HIV screening, and linkage to care and treatment in order to achieve sustainable viral suppression. Ensure that funding is distributed equitably and used efficiently in order to maximally impact positive health outcomes.

Viral Hepatitis

Promote necessary funding, programs, and policies to end viral hepatitis in the United States

Funding

Ensure there is necessary federal funding for domestic viral hepatitis programs including CDC Hepatitis Prevention and others necessary to end hepatitis B and C in the United States, including those related to infectious diseases associated with the opioid epidemic.

Programs and Policies

Ensure that federal viral hepatitis programs and policies support the needs of people living with and at risk of hepatitis and are administered and delivered free of discrimination and stigma, fully engage relevant communities and meet the needs of state and local communities, and allow them to best meet the goals of ending hepatitis by increased hepatitis prevention, hepatitis screening, and linkage to care and treatment, including curative treatments. Ensure that funding is distributed equitably and used efficiently in order to maximally impact positive health outcomes.

Healthcare Access

Promote programs and policies that provide healthcare to people with HIV, hepatitis, and other serious and chronic conditions

Programs

Ensure that people with and at risk of HIV, hepatitis, and other serious and chronic health conditions have access to comprehensive, quality, and affordable healthcare that includes preventive services, including private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, and other forms of health coverage.

Policies

Ensure that healthcare programs are patient-focused so that people can receive the quality care and treatment prescribed by their provider at a cost they can afford.

Get Involved

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Tweets by @HIV+Hep

46 minutes ago
From @bloomberglaw, @HIVHep’s Carl Schmid on health plans & #ACA requirements to offer #PrEP w/o cost-sharing: “We want everyone to know it’s free. [If] it doesn’t say ‘zero cost-sharing,’ people may not know it. So we want to make it easy as possible”: https://t.co/KqhwlLpOCL.
19 hours ago
Should double charging patients for medication be legal? | Opinion https://t.co/NAkJ1dmpiH
22 hours ago
@HIVHep’s Carl Schmid praises the House-proposed FY22 funding increases for HIV programs but says the proposed + $5 million for @cdchep programs will not be nearly enough to achieve the president’s goal of eliminating #hepatitis by 2030: https://t.co/W7cVrIVmhZ. https://t.co/vPSueoXhlJ HIVHep photo
1 day ago
@HIVHep’s Carl Schmid lauded the federal govt issuing guidance that “associated services with #PrEP, such as provider visits & #HIV, #hepatitis, & STD testing along with other laboratory tests must be covered with no #patient cost-sharing”: https://t.co/9r4RVzmlvw. https://t.co/FNifYUgGAq HIVHep photo
2 days ago
Today, we, @HIVHep, and over 60 of the nation's leading HIV organizations demanded that @CDCgov reverse its decision to prohibit CDC prevention funds from paying for PrEP provider visits and lab tests 🧵 1/n https://t.co/kb9kHaAN1D

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