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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From @HealthDayTweets @HIVHep’s Carl Schmid on @cdchep data that only 1/3 of #patients access timely #hepC treatment: “We really need providers to test & payers to cooperative.... It is an amazing cure, & it's a travesty that people aren't accessing it”: https://t.co/eHK74c3On4 https://t.co/dM9lPwRwyP HIVHep photo
In @Medscape @HIVHep’s Carl Schmid writes that @SenateApprops @SenShelby “could help #endHIV, erase some of the racial inequities in healthcare, & save $$ in the process” if they fund expanding access progs to #PrEP in the FY23 spending bill: https://t.co/tDi3CjTg1N. https://t.co/5zbRghax0u HIVHep photo
Massachusetts Law Permitting Pharmacies and Pharmaceutical Manufacturers to Offer Drug Discounts to Consumers Extended to January 1, 2026 https://t.co/XEvR7gX384
Today, we celebrate the anniversary of HRSA’s #RyanWhite HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP). For the last 32 years, the RWHAP has improved outcomes for people w/ #HIV across the country by providing HIV care, meds & support. Learn more RWHAP history: https://t.co/vnSbqwXna7 #32YearsofCare https://t.co/3IWqh7KnZ6
@HIVHep’s Carl Schmid on new @CDCgov data: “Despite having health coverage & cost-effective #Rx that can cure #hepC, our h/c system is failing to provide the treatment people w/ #hepC need & is required to end this potentially deadly infectious disease”: https://t.co/k461sOOLfx https://t.co/g9fXe9XCbD HIVHep photo

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