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Congress Must Sustain HIV Research and Prevention Funding

The HIV Medicine Association is encouraged by the Senate FY 2024 Labor, Health and Human Services funding bill advanced by the Appropriations Committee, which sustains critical investments in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. initiative, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s efforts to establish the foundation for a national PrEP program. 

The House Labor-HHS proposal couldn’t be any more different. It would reverse gains made in the HIV response by defunding the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative and the Ryan White Program’s dental and AIDS Education and Training Centers programs. It would drastically curtail infectious diseases research at the National Institutes of Health.

Funding these programs empowers health care providers and researchers to deliver crucial prevention, treatment and support services to those affected by HIV. HIVMA looks forward to working with Congress to ensure that the bipartisan Senate proposal is the benchmark for any final funding bill.

—    Michelle Cespedes, MD, MS – Chair, HIV Medicine Association

About the HIV Medicine Association
The HIV Medicine Association is the professional home for more than 5,000 physicians, scientists and other health care professionals dedicated to the field of HIV/AIDS. HIVMA is a community of health care professionals who advance a comprehensive and humane response to the HIV pandemic, informed by science and social justice. HIVMA is part of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. For more information, visit

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