Obama immigration action essential, more needed for health

Reforms to immigration policy essential, but further action for health & justice needed. HIV advocates remain deeply concerned about barriers to healthcare and detention of women and children.   The following is a statement from National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) Director of Outreach and Public Affairs Kyle Murphy:   Washington, DC – “The National Minority […]

Sex & Politics in the Capital City: Youth Advocacy Day On The Hill

Youth Advocacy Day On The Hill This summer, as they do each year, interns descended upon D.C., to observe first hand how the federal government operates and learn about public policy issues for which they feel passionately. In an effort to build knowledge about reproductive rights, sexual health and HIV/AIDS, as well as foster future […]

Congress Set to Restore Partial HIV/AIDS Funding in FY2014 Spending Bill

Sequestration still impacting critical HIV/AIDS programming Washington, DC – For the first time since 2011, both chambers of Congress are poised to pass an omnibus spending bill that will fund the federal government until October of this year and put at least a temporary end to the ceaseless brinksmanship that has plagued Washington. “Following last […]

NMAC Applauds Additional Funding to Combat HIV/AIDS Domestically and Abroad

The following is a statement from National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) Director of Treatment, Education and Mobilization (TEAM) Moises Agosto in response to President Obama’s World AIDS Day remarks, in which he committed an additional $100 million in research funding for HIV as well as $5 billion to combat HIV around the globe. Washington, DC […]

NMAC Applauds Passage of HOPE Act

Thanks Congress for Giving Hope to HIV-Positive Americans in Need of Organ Transplants Washington, DC – On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, which would update outdated regulations banning HIV-positive organ donation and allow individuals living with HIV to receive organs from other HIV-positive donors.  Passed by the Senate […]

NMAC Applauds Efforts To Address Immigration Reform, Urges Action on Health Care Access

The following is a statement from National Minority AIDS Council Director of Legislative and Public Affairs Kali Lindsey: Washington, DC – “Today, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the Senate to address our nation’s broken immigration system and provide a path to citizenship for most of the 11.5 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States.  While […]

NMAC Issue Briefs

We at the National Minority AIDS Council have developed several issue briefs covering key areas in HIV/AIDS policy and science. These documents can be used to better understand the state of the following topics, where there is work to be done and how we can move the meter. Budget Appropriations Minority HIV/AIDS Initiative Syringe Exchange […]