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HELP Act Information and Resources

The HIV Epidemic Loan-Repayment Program (HELP) Act, introduced in 2020 by the late Rep. John Lewis, has been re-introduced by Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) with co-sponsors Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Rep. Nikema Williams (D-GA). The legislation will address the urgent need to support a strong and effective HIV clinical and dental workforce by authorizing a new loan-repayment program specific to the HIV clinical providers. The program would offer up to $250,000 in loan repayment to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists and clinical pharmacists for up to five years of service providing HIV-related care and treatment in areas with health professional shortages or at Ryan White-funded clinical sites.

Please take two minutes to ask your House representative to co-sponsor H.R. 2295, the HIV Epidemic Loan-Repayment Program (HELP) Act of 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

The HELP Act would establish a loan repayment program offering up to $250,000 in loan repayment to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists and clinical pharmacists for up to five years of service providing HIV-related care and treatment in areas with health professional shortages or at Ryan White-funded clinical sites. To learn more about requirements, read the full bill text here.

With a new commitment to dramatically increase engagement and re-engagement of people with HIV in care through the federal EHE initiative, the HELP Act is urgently needed to ensure there are clinicians to care for an influx of patients entering HIV care.

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