IDSA and HIVMA on Preventive Care Ruling
“Today’s ruling striking down the preventive services provision of the Affordable Care Act is a major setback to ending HIV as an epidemic and for improving the health of Americans by preventing the spread of other infectious diseases in the United States.
The ACA’s preventive services benefit removed financial barriers to screening tests and improved access to highly effective interventions like HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis. It saved lives and controlled the transmission of infections.”
IDSA and HIVMA urge immediate action to protect access to preventive services at no cost-sharing for the millions of people living in America who have and will benefit from them.
—Carlos del Rio MD, FIDSA – President, Infectious Diseases Society of America
—Michelle Cespedes, MD, MS – Chair, HIV Medicine Association
About the Infectious Diseases Society of America
IDSA is a leader on issues of importance to ID professionals, including education and training, policy and advocacy, setting guidelines for patient care and developing resources for clinical practice. It remains at the forefront of global health issues such as COVID-19, antimicrobial resistance and HIV/AIDS. Housed within IDSA is the HIV Medicine Association, which represents medical providers and researchers working on the front lines of HIV. More than 12,000 IDSA and HIVMA members work across the United States and in nearly 100 other countries on six different continents. For more information visit www.idsociety.org. Follow IDSA on Facebook and Twitter.