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HIVMA Congratulates Leandro Mena, MD, MPH, on Appointment as Director of CDC’s Division of STD Prevention

HIVMA is thrilled to congratulate Dr. Leandro Mena on his appointment as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Director of STD Prevention.

President Proposes Investments in Public Health and in Ending the HIV Epidemic in First Budget Request

President Biden’s budget request for fiscal year 2022 signals a commitment to global leadership, public health and biomedical research. The proposal’s historic 23% increase in funding for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

A Call to Action on the 40th Anniversary of First Reported AIDS Cases, to End the HIV Epidemic in America

Four decades after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the first report of five young men sick with what we now know as AIDS, we mark a day of commemoration.

IDSA and HIVMA Respond to New CDC Masking Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations that fully immunized people can resume most daily activities without masks or concern for physical distancing, except where required by laws and policies, reflect the remarkable protective benefit of COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 Crisis Continues to Call for More International Collaboration and Investment

The Biden Administration’s pledge of medical aid for India to combat the country’s surge of COVID-19 shows an important commitment to tackling the pandemic as a shared crisis. We commend the Administration for taking this step and for its plans to share up to 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

President Biden’s Proposed Budget Plan Lays a Foundation for Strengthened and Expanded Health, Security and Equity

President Biden’s first proposed budget plan released today sends an encouraging message of intent to strengthen our nation’s health infrastructure, renew our standing as global leaders against infectious diseases and make our powerful resources equitably accessible to all Americans.

Chair of HIV Medicine Association Responds to President Biden’s Proposed Budget, Funding to End HIV as an Epidemic

“President Biden’s budget proposal, with a request for $670 million for expanded access to antiretroviral treatment and pre-exposure prophylaxis -- PrEP -- to prevent HIV transmissions as well as improved access to routine and critical health services

HELP Act Will Bolster HIV Workforce and Bring Nation Much Closer To Ending HIV Epidemic

The HIV Medicine Association and the Infectious Diseases Society of America applaud the introduction of legislation on Friday by Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-AL) to address the critical shortage of clinicians and dentists caring for people with HIV

House Passage of American Rescue Plan Offers Crucial Resources at a Critical Moment

The Biden Administration’s American Rescue Plan passed by the House Saturday reflects priorities important to the Infectious Diseases Society of America and its HIV Medicine Association, and is responsive to recommendations and concerns voiced by us

Response from HIVMA Chair Rajesh T. Gandhi, MD, FIDSA to President Biden Lifting the Ban on Transgender Individuals Serving in the Military

President Biden’s actions to prevent and address discrimination against LGBTQ individuals are important steps forward for equality and for public health. The executive order signed today that lifts the ban on transgender individuals serving in the military

HIVMA Chair Honors the Contributions of Dr. John G. Bartlett to HIV Care, Research and Policy

“HIVMA honors the life and legacy of Dr. John G. Bartlett, a visionary leader in infectious diseases, a role model who devoted his life to advancing HIV clinical care, research and humane policy to improve the lives of people with HIV.

Executive Order on Masks Offers Opportunity to Flatten the COVID-19 Curve

The Infectious Diseases Society of America and its HIV Medicine Association strongly endorse the executive order signed by President Biden today requiring face masks on federal property and other areas of federal authority for the next 100 days to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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