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  • HIV Community Policy Achievements

    • Passage of HIV Organ Policy Equity Act, lifting the ban on use of organs from HIV-infected donors for use by HIV-infected recipients.
    • Updating of USPSTF guidelines for routine HIV screening from a “C” to an “A” making such testing a covered preventive service with no       cost-sharing under the Affordable Care Act.
    • Updating of USPSTF guidelines for HCV screening giving a “Grade B” recommendation for HCV screening in persons at high risk for infection while now also including  one-time screening for HCV infection in adults born between 1945 and 1965 making such testing a covered preventive service with no cost-sharing under the Affordable Care Act.
    • Inclusion of HIV and STD screening in women's preventive services that insurance plans are required to cover free of cost-sharing.
    • Repeal of HIV immigration and visitor ban.
    • Coverage of HIV testing for at-risk populations under Medicare.
    • Revision of the Department of Veterans Affairs regulations regarding HIV counseling and testing to reflect the CDC recommendations for routine HIV testing.

 

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