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The appropriations committee laid out increases in HIV funding for housing, syringe services, health care training and more.
Ending HIV requires lawmakers in Congress dedicated to health equity, racial justice, sex education, housing and more.
One bill would create 1,000 new residency positions for physicians going into addiction treatment medicine.
Several House bills outlined HIV funding increases in line with Trump’s Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative.
The bill could potentially lead to greater funds for HIV-related programs.
But official immigration policy states that HIV “is no longer defined as a communicable disease of public health significance.”
Does another federal government shutdown loom?
But is the recently passed bill to fund the border crisis a sign that other progressive priorities will also be ignored?
But the bills now wait on the Senate.
Funding bills in the House prioritize Ryan White efforts, the Office of AIDS Research, opioid programs and more.
Their House bill funds T-HUD, which includes Housing for People Living With AIDS. But will the bill succeed?
Instead of defending HIV programs from attack, we can make gains on issues like health care access and drug pricing reform.
Just think back on how the past 20 months have impacted health care, Medicaid, LGBTQ rights and more.
The six Leadership Awards are part of the annual HIV lobbying event in Washington, DC.
Held March 26 and 27, the lobbying event celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Domestic programs, including those for HIV, seem pitted against defense spending as a government shutdown looms October 1.
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