Press Releases

The AIDS Institute Expands Policy and Communications Capacity

We are pleased to announce some additions to our staff that will help us achieve our mission of promoting action for social change, through public policy, advocacy, research, and education.

Deputy Executive Director Named to Co-Chair Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA)

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced today that he has asked The AIDS Institute’s Deputy Executive Director, Carl Schmid, to serve as co-chair of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). 

The AIDS Institute Recognizes World AIDS Day

On December 1st, The AIDS Institute joins individuals and organizations around the world to recognize World AIDS Day.

Administration Proposes Dangerous Access Barriers For HIV Drugs

Today, the Trump Administration proposed to add unprecedented access restrictions to lifesaving HIV drugs that, if finalized, will jeopardize our Nation’s efforts to provide treatment to Medicare beneficiaries living with HIV.

CDC REPORTS NEARLY 2.4 MILLION LIVING WITH HEPATITIS C IN U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data indicating nearly 2.4 million adults, or 1 percent of the adult population, are living with hepatitis C in the U.S. Hepatitis C is a curable viral infection that if left untreated can cause scarring of the liver, liver cancer, and death.  

President Signs Bill to Combat Infectious Disease Consequences of Opioid Epidemic

The AIDS Institute applauds the Congress for its leadership and President Trump for signing the “SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act” (H.R.

Patient Advocates Warn Against New Insurance & PBM Policy that Increases Patient Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs

The AIDS Institute, Arthritis Foundation, and National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) hosted a press briefing on a harmful new health insurance and PBM policy quietly being slipped into insurance plans and dramatically increasing patient cost-sharing for prescription drugs. 

Press Briefing Call on New Insurance & PBM Policy That Increases Patient Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs

The AIDS Institute, Arthritis Foundation, and National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) will host a press briefing call on a new health insurance and PBM policy that is increasing patient out-of-pocket costs for certain prescriptions drugs.

Senate Passes Opioid Package, Includes Effort to Combat Infectious Diseases

Today the US Senate passed the "Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018", which includes the "Eliminating Opioid Related Infectious Diseases Act of 2018". The bill passed by a 99-1 vote. 

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