Press Releases

The AIDS Institute Calls on Medicaid to Stop Using Price of Hepatitis C Drugs as an Excuse to Restrict Access

Today, The AIDS Institute sent a letter to Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, urging her to enforce Medicaid law and compel states to lift their restrictions on hepatitis C drugs. In the letter, The AIDS Institute claims that the price of the drug, which can cure people within eight weeks, cannot be used as an excuse to restrict access.

Proposed CDC Budget Cuts & ACA Repeal Threaten Future HIV Testing Programs

In recognition of National HIV Testing Day on June 27th, The AIDS Institute encourages people to get tested to learn their HIV status and make informed and empowered medical decisions. 

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Senate Health Care Bill is Disastrous for the HIV and STD Community

Today, AIDS United, NASTAD, the National Council of STD Directors, NMAC and The AIDS Institute join together to condemn the inhumane Senate healthcare bill, which will decimate Medicaid, change private insurance reforms that protect people living with or at risk of HIV and/or STDs, and undermines public health infrastructure.

Read the full press release here.

President Trump's FY 2018 Budget Cuts Essential HIV/AIDS, STD Programs

AIDS United, NASTAD, the National Coalition of STD Directors, NMAC and The AIDS Institute join together to oppose the draconian cuts proposed by the Administration including many programs that are essential for the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS and STDs.   Read the partnership's full press release here.

Trump Budget: A Setback to HIV and Hepatitis Elimination

President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal includes severe cuts to many HIV and related programs and no increases for hepatitis prevention. In response, The AIDS Institute is calling on the Congress to reject the President’s budget and develop one that addresses the funding needs to prevent, treat, and research infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis in the United States.  

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