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Repealing Obamacare will have “devastating” consequences for millions—and many who are living with HIV

People across the nation are worried for the future of America’s health insurance system. Will an incoming administration led by President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress fulfill promises to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) made along the campaign trail? What will become of people who now benefit from the ACA, particularly people with pre-existing conditions like HIV? And, what—if anything—can people who are worried do?

Published
03 January 2017
From
BETA blog
Trump Administration Puts the U.S. at a Crossroad for Global Health Aid

The United States is the pillar of global health aid, donating billions of dollars annually — more than any other country — to fighting disease in the world’s poorest countries. But advocates for the poor, health experts and government officials admit that they have no idea what direction the incoming Trump administration is going to take.

Published
20 December 2016
From
New York Times
The FDA Should Approve Drugs Based on Evidence, Not Emotions

A new bill and Donald Trump could come together to undermine the FDA’s ability to safeguard the public from dangerous new drugs.

Published
15 December 2016
From
Slate
Winners and Losers in the 21st Century Cures Act

Obama signs the biggest health legislation since the Affordable Care Act. What strings are attached?

Published
15 December 2016
From
Poz
Trump is considering a dangerous radical to lead FDA. Here’s why that’s bad news.

Imagine being prescribed a medicine when neither your doctor nor the manufacturer has any clue whether it will actually work — because the government never required it to be tested for effectiveness.

Published
12 December 2016
From
STAT
Drug, HIV crises hit HHS nominee Tom Price close to home

Representative Tom Price, the physician and congressman who is Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), represents a district just north of Atlanta that is experiencing some public health crises that he will likely be dealing with as HHS secretary: a serious heroin and opioid abuse epidemic, as well as elevated HIV infection rates.

Published
12 December 2016
From
Science
National AIDS Trust sets out vision for HIV in the Future NHS

On World AIDS Day (1 December) the National AIDS Trust (NAT) is releasing a call-to-action on how the needs of people living with HIV should be met by the changing NHS in England.

Published
02 December 2016
From
National AIDS Trust
Trump leaves AIDS advocates feeling anxious

The election of Donald Trump has left many people with HIV, their medical providers, and advocates feeling uncertain and anxious. Although Trump said little about HIV during the presidential campaign, his opposition to the Affordable Care Act and his conservative Cabinet picks suggest many of the advances of the Obama years may be rolled back. But all agreed that it is hard to predict specific details.

Published
01 December 2016
From
Bay Area Reporter
Mitchell Warren: We just don't know what President Trump will do on HIV, but 'the signs are worrisome'

During the US election campaign, plenty was said about emails and sexual harassment. But there was little or no talk on global health or HIV. That has left Mitchell Warren, the head of advocates AVAC, worried.

Published
25 November 2016
From
DW
How Much of a Disaster Will Trump's Drug Policies Be?

Those of us who care about helping people with addiction and using science to guide more humane approaches to drugs should be bracing for a tough fight ahead.

Published
24 November 2016
From
Vice

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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