Public Comment and Testimony

The AIDS Institute Comments on Arizona Medicaid Changes to Hepatitis C Prior Authorization Requirements

The AIDS Institute submitted comments on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 in response to Arizona Medicaid's proposed changes to their hepatitis C prior authorization policy. The biggest proposed changes included moving from an F score of F3 to F2 and loosening substance use remission restrictions from 6 months to 3 months. Our comments applauded them for taking steps in the right direction, but explained that there is no medical reason to have restrictions in those areas.

TAI submits comments to the DNC and RNC on the 2016 party platforms

Below are The AIDS Institute's written comments on the 2016 party platforms for the Democratic and Republican National Committees 

The AIDS Institute Submits Comments on HHS Listening Session on PrEP

The AIDS Institute presented and offered written testimony to a speical HHS listening session on PrEP. Below are our written comments. 

The AIDS Institute Submits Written Testimony to House and Senate Appropriations Committees

TAI submitted the below written testimony to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees for FY2017

Letter to Secretary Hillary Clinton: The Importance of Addressing Hepatitis C in the United States

In response to recent comments Democratic presidential nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made regarding hepatitis C (HCV) and the pricing of new curative drugs, The AIDS Institute sent a letter yesterday urging her to prioritize elimination of hepatitis C as a public health threat should she be elected president.

TAI urges Florida Senators to support H.R. 3700

The AIDS Institute wrote to Sens. Nelson (D-FL) and Rubio (R-FL) urging them to support the Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act of 2016 (H.R. 3700), which makes important modifications to the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program. To see the letters, click the PDFs below: 

The AIDS Institute Submits Written Testimony to the Senate Appropriations Health Committee

March 31, 2015

We have made great progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, but we are still far from achieving zero new HIV infections, an AIDS-free generation, and eradicating viral hepatitis. We now have the tools, but we need continued leadership from Congress and the necessary resources to realize our goals. To view our testimony, click the PDF link below

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The AIDS Institute Submits Written Testimony to the Senate Appropriations Health Commitee

May 23, 2014 -- "Over the past thirty years we have made great progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS and are truly at a tipping point. However, without stable and adequate funding that progress is in jeopardy, as well as the lives of millions who are or will be infected."

Read the testimony here.

Public Comment Regarding the World Health Organization's Hepatitis Report

May 9, 2014

Public Comment by Carl Scmid, Deputy Executive Director of The AIDS Institute, before the Stakeholder Listening Session in Preparation for the 67th World Health Assembly, HHS Click here to read the comments. 

Written Testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services

March 28, 2014

"We have made great progress, but we are still far from achieving our goal of an AIDS-free generation. We now have the tools, but we need continued leadership and the necessary resources to realize our goal."  Read the testimony here. 

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