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Addressing the HIV/AIDS Epidemic at Home and Abroad: Short-Term Policy Options Under Consideration by the New Administration and Congress

This past summer, the United States government’s global HIV/AIDS program was reauthorized and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data indicating that the epidemic at home was worse than previously thought. These events called significant attention to HIV/AIDS and together present the new Administration and…

Here Media Empowers Gay Community to be “Greater Than AIDS”

World’s Largest Gay Media Company Partners on Cross-Cutting HIV/AIDS Campaign, Launches New Informational Resources Here Media, the world’s largest gay media company, has joined with Greater Than AIDS — a new national movement to respond to AIDS in America — to inform and engage the LGBT community about HIV/AIDS. The…

Waiting for AIDS Medications in the United States: An Analysis of ADAP Waiting Lists

Waiting lists are a reality of state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs), which rely on specific federal appropriations, or capped funding, each year. Capped funding determines ADAP’s income eligibility criteria, the number of drugs in the formulary, and the number of people who can be served. This fact sheet provides…

2008 Presidential Election Issue Spotlight: Global Health and HIV/AIDS

During the 2008 Presidential campaign, now President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain announced a number of policy proposals and positions related to global health and the HIV/AIDS epidemic, both globally and domestically. This document summarizes those positions as staked out during the presidential campaign. It is…

Forum on CDC’s New HIV Testing Recommendations

Forum on CDC’s New HIV Testing RecommendationsThe Kaiser Family Foundation hosted a panel discussion on October 3 in Washington, D.C., to explore the implications of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s revised recommendations on HIV testing, which say HIV tests should become a routine part of medical care for…

Medicare and HIV/AIDS

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for seniors and people under age 65 with permanent disabilities. It accounts for approximately one quarter of federal spending on HIV/AIDS care in the U.S. and is an important source of coverage for people living with HIV/AIDS. This fact sheet provides data and…

AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs)

This fact sheet provides current information about state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs), which provide HIV medications to low-income people with HIV/AIDS who have limited or no prescription drug coverage.

AIDS At 30: The U.S. Epidemic

“AIDS at 30: The U.S. Epidemic” chronicles the thirty years since the first cases of a rare pneumonia found in young gay men were reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. This four minute video highlights landmarks in the history of AIDS from the discovery of the AIDS virus and…