HIVMA Names Marwan S. Haddad, MD, MPH, as Chair of its Board of Directors

New board members affirm commitment to work to address health disparities and end the HIV epidemic. The HIV Medicine Association is pleased to announce the election of a vice chair and three new members to its Board of Directors and to name Marwan S. Haddad, MD, MPH, as its new chair.

IDSA and HIVMA Call for Greater U.S. Leadership in Accelerating Global Vaccine Equity

IDSA and its HIVMA support the Biden Administration’s call for new global commitments to control the COVID-19 pandemic and applaud the Administration’s initial steps of donating vaccine doses and making financial contributions to COVAX, the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access initiative. 

Infectious Diseases Professionals: Eliminating Viral Hepatitis ‘Ambitious but Achievable’ Goal

As scientific and political leaders commemorate World Hepatitis Day, infectious diseases professionals  call on policymakers to support the updated National Viral Hepatitis Strategic Plan that aims to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat in the United States.

Major Health Care Professional Organizations Call for COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for All Health Workers

IDSA and HIVMA joined more than 50 health care professional organizations in calling for requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all health care workers.

House Appropriations Committee Advances Critical Investments in Public Health and Ending the HIV Epidemic

The bill includes new funding for HIV research at the National Institutes of Health, for infectious diseases prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program.

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Is Crucial, Leading HIV Organizations Say

More than 50 organizations working to end the HIV epidemic in the United States and globally are urging the White House to quickly nominate a leader for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief as the Department of State’s U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. 

National Organizations in Epidemiology and Infection Prevention Say COVID-19 Vaccines Should Be Required for Healthcare Personnel

IDSA has developed a joint statement on considerations for COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for healthcare workers with SHEA, HIVMA, the PIDS, APIC, AMDA, & SIDP.

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.