NMAC Praises Call to Screen All Sexually Active Adolescents for HIV

NMAC Praises Call to Screen All Sexually Active Adolescents for HIV The following is a statement from National Minority AIDS Council Deputy Executive Director Daniel C. Montoya: Washington, DC — “NMAC applauds the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) decision to urge all physicians to offer HIV screenings and risk counseling to all sexually active adolescent […]

NMAC Marks National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

October 14, 2011 NMAC Marks National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Urges Latinos to Empower Themselves, Help End the Epidemic Washington, DC — Saturday, October 15 is the ninth annual National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). Established in 2003, NLAAD falls on the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month each year and is a grassroots social media […]

NMAC Mourns the Passing of Gay Rights Pioneer Frank Kameny

The following is a statement from National Minority AIDS Council Deputy Executive Director Daniel C. Montoya: Washington, DC — “The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Frank Kameny. A pioneer in the truest sense of the word, Mr. Kameny began his struggle for dignity and respect […]

As House Slashes HIV Funds, Speaker Boehner Triples DOMA Defense Budget

NMAC Finds Allocation of Funds Extremely Troubling Washington, DC – Less than one week after the House Appropriations Committee proposed slashing $32.7 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) and $1 billion from the Prevention and Public Health Fund, Speaker of […]

House Funding Bill Threatens Response to HIV/AIDS

October 3, 2011 House Labor-HHS Funding Bill Threatens Response to HIV/AIDS Cuts CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention Funding while Stripping Critical Family Planning Funds Washington, DC – The House Appropriations Committee has released its draft Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) funding bill for fiscal year 2012. The legislation includes cuts to programs that are critical to […]

Congressional Tri-Caucus Introduces Health Disparity Bill

September 20, 2011 Congressional Tri-Caucus Introduces Health Disparity Bill Legislation Targets Resources to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities and Promote Health Equity Washington, DC – On Thursday, September 15, the Congressional Tri-Caucus, comprised of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus introduced the Health Equity and Accountability […]

NMAC Marks National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

September 16, 2011 NMAC Marks National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day Highlights Challenges of Aging with HIV Washington, DC – Sunday, September 18, 2011 is the fourth annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD), sponsored by The AIDS Institute, NHAAAD is meant to highlight the complex issues facing prevention, treatment and care for aging […]

Legislators Launch Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus

September 15, 2011 Legislators Launch Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus Aims to Maintain U.S. Leadership in Struggle Against Epidemic Washington, DC – Today Congressional leadership will launch the bipartisan Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus (formerly the Congressional Task Force on International HIV/AIDS). Co-chaired by Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA), Jim McDermott (D-WA) and Trent Franks (R-AZ), the Caucus will examine […]

David Furnish and Don Lemon to Address U.S. Conference on AIDS

September 7, 2011 David Furnish and Don Lemon to Address U.S. Conference on AIDS Join Arizona Senator Jack Jackson, Mondo Guerra and Jennifer Holiday in Session aimed at Gay and Bisexual Men Washington, DC – The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) is thrilled to announce that Chairman of the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) David […]