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

Facebook posts by @HIV+Hep

Tweets by @HIV+Hep

@HIVHep thanks members of Congress for introducing the “ #PrEP Assistance Program Act” & the “ #PrEP Access and Coverage Act” and urges more members to cosponsor them in order to build support for these efforts to prevent #HIV: https://t.co/qfYpnJ4krE. https://t.co/4YPT1goJXn HIVHep photo
On @CMSGov’s release of the 2023 NBPP rule, @HIVHep’s Carl Schmid: “CMS sided w/ the powerful insurers & PBMs again by allowing them to collect #copay assistance & not count it towards #patient cost-sharing, thus ↑ the $$ #patients pay for their #Rx”: https://t.co/wqNKQ91bkn. https://t.co/Gel1LhG3OA HIVHep photo
@HIVHep’s Carl Schmid writes in the @sfexaminer that the @POTUS can protect #patients from facing huge out-of-pocket #Rx expenses by making insurers count drug manufacturer copay assistance toward out-of-pocket expenses: https://t.co/SM7d67MBEu. https://t.co/fMYPFlflRj HIVHep photo
@HIVHep’s Carl Schmid writes in @pozmagazine: “2021 was a year of #HIV progress; now let’s focus on #PrEP access . . . . 2 bills in Congress will establish #PrEP progs to prevent HIV. They’re needed to address racial & ethnic disparities in the epidemic”: https://t.co/P9BjSqaSjJ. https://t.co/PXmvAAMANk HIVHep photo
@HIVHep & @AutoimmuneAssoc are asking patient groups to sign a letter commenting in support of proposed @CMSGov rule that requires #insurers to offer standard plan options on the exchange that use reasonable copays for #Rxs to improve affordability: https://t.co/EkyypLRyNC. https://t.co/Z6XTnUjjWy HIVHep photo

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