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

“In the fight to end the HIV epidemic, federal and state regulators must make noncompliant health plans accountable to ensure people can receive the medication and services they need to prevent HIV.” @HIVHep’s Carl Schmid in @statnews : https://t.co/IPGobTXvbq
@HIVHep urges Congress to pass The #PrEP Assistance Program Act, which would establish a nationwide $400 million grant program to support #PrEP & associated services to prevent HIV and the community & provider outreach needed to ⬆️ #PrEP uptake: https://t.co/RfibVrVPD1 https://t.co/arAVaqGZw1 HIVHep photo
@HIVHep recommends that the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative include #PrEP as part of STI counseling, calling it “a critical opportunity to increase #PrEP knowledge & uptake for sexually-active women”: https://t.co/nN38rZirb3. https://t.co/2V0vns4Qqj HIVHep photo
Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announces historically low premiums for 2022 Marketplace health plans, & starting today, consumers can preview health plans ahead of Nov. 1. #GetCovered https://t.co/SQFxcYi7cS https://t.co/WT9jPlHu1F HIVHep photo
@HIVHep’s Carl Schmid praised @SenateApprops for significant increases in FY22 funding to #endHIV while noting that the “consistently low level of funding” for programs to combat #hepatitis will not achieve @POTUS’ goal of eliminating #hepatitis by 2030: https://t.co/5KNjclM4EA. https://t.co/XXFj35CVeB HIVHep photo

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