TAI In The News

Patient Advocates Call for Nondiscrimination in Healthcare

“AIDS Does Not Discriminate and Neither Should Our Laws: Strengthening Health Care Enforcement to Support People Living with HIV,” co-authored by Carl Schmid II, Deputy Executive Director, The AIDS Institute and Tyler Andrew TerMeer, MS, Executive Director, Cascade AIDS Project, reflects the thoughts and opinions of the roundtable participants from a meeting and ongoing discussions based on

The AIDS Institute comments on Cigna mail-order suit

April 29, 2015 -- Following a string of complaints aimed at eradicating discrimination against HIV patients by the nation’s major health insurers, a Fort Lauderdale resident has sued Cigna, claiming that the insurer forces HIV patients to obtain their medications solely through mail-order.  Carl Schmid, our Deputy Executive Director, says patient privacy is at risk in the mail-order system, particularly when medications are sent to homes, apartment complexes or even the workplace.  

The AIDS Institute's Carl Schmid on C-SPAN to discuss the Ryan White Program

August 12, 2014 - Discussion of The AIDS Institute's advocacy work and securing federal HIV funding. Jeanne White-Ginder, mother of Ryan White, interviewed about HIV/AIDS funding and advocacy. Click here to watch the video.

Roll Call: Protecting the Ryan White Program

August 12, 2014 -- "The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program...is the safety net that provides treatment to those who, without the program, would never be able to afford the life-saving medications available today." -- Click here to read the article.

Future of Ryan White program not clear

July 31, 2014 - “When Jeanne [White-Ginder] came to Washington in 1990 to help pass the original program, she never dreamed of its...importance to people living with HIV and AIDS.”

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