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’s Carl Schmid in @HIVGov: “[W]e now have nat’l strategic plans to end several infectious diseases including viral #hepatitis, #HIV, & STIs. A strength included in all the plans is taking a syndemic approach to these often intersecting epidemics”: https://t.co/9tAbjjeq0u https://t.co/qqVgrHBVCJ HIVHep photo
Q&A with Antonio Ciaccia of 3 Axis Advisors: ‘PBMs aren’t really PBMs anymore’ https://t.co/WC7KFp220w
@HIVHep joined 140+ groups to send a letter to @RepMcEachin & @RodneyDavis thanking them for introducing the HELP Copays Act #HR5801. This critical bill will remove barriers to treatment for some of the most vulnerable Americans by making #AllCopaysCount: https://t.co/ZbDXsRYUtt https://t.co/jxtEDdYyoM HIVHep photo
Speaking to @MHExecutive @HIVHep’s Carl Schmid considers how to overcome barriers to #PrEP usage including better education and testing, making sure #PrEP is offered by providers free of charge, and overcoming the stigma still attached to #HIV: https://t.co/3EBcOizIFB. https://t.co/ZEfejHdOzV HIVHep photo
From @medpagetoday: “Copay assistance progs are important to #patients w/ #chronicillness, @HIVHep’s Carl Schmid said. For example, ‘ #HIV #Rx & #hepatitis #Rx are costly & usually on specialty tiers… & more & more people are in high-deductible plans”: https://t.co/3qHIojqE25 https://t.co/axemWU1zrx HIVHep photo

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