CDC Releases New HIV Numbers as Congress Votes to Cut Trillions

August 3, 2011 CDC Releases New HIV Numbers as Congress Votes to Cut Trillions New HIV Incidence Data Underscores Need for Investment, as Congress and President Vote to Slash Spending Washington, DC — Just one day after the President and Congress agreed to cut trillions of dollars from the federal budget, placing our nation’s public […]

NMAC Marks World Hepatitis Day

July 28, 2011 NMAC Marks World Hepatitis Day Urges Everyone to Get Tested, Educate Themselves Washington, DC — Today, the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) is proud to stand with the international public health community in marking World Hepatitis Day. Viral hepatitis impacts hundreds of millions of people world wide, killing as many as a […]

Institute of Medicine Urges Free HIV Screening for Women

Institute of Medicine Urges Free HIV Screening for All Women New Report Lists HIV Tests among Preventive Services That Should Be Covered at No Cost by Insurers Washington, DC — Yesterday, July 19, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report in which it called for the inclusion of eight preventive health services for women, […]

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy, One Year Later

July 12, 2011 The National HIV/AIDS Strategy, One Year Later The following is a statement from National Minority AIDS Council Deputy Executive Director Daniel C. Montoya: Washington, DC — “One year after President Obama released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the community has seen significant progress in ensuring a coordinated and efficient response to the epidemic. […]

NMAC Campaign Puts Face to ADAP Crisis, Launches ADAPAction.org Website

NMAC Campaign Puts Face to ADAP Funding Crisis Launches ADAPaction.org, Urges Action to Save AIDS Drug Assistance Programs Washington, DC — On July 7, 2011, the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) launched a new website — www.ADAPaction.org — as part of its ADAP Beyond the Numbers Campaign, an effort to raise awareness of the massive […]

NMAC Marks 17th Annual National HIV Testing Day

June 27, 2011 NMAC Marks 17th Annual National HIV Testing Day Urges All Americans to Know Their Status, Educate Themselves Washington, DC — Today, June 27, marks the 17th annual National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). The theme of this year’s testing day is “take the test, take control.” Founded in 1995 in response to the […]

Government Releases National Prevention Strategy

June 16, 2011 Government Releases National Prevention Strategy NMAC applauds comprehensive approach, focus on sexual health and disparities Washington, DC — Today, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, along with the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council, released the National Prevention Strategy (NPS). The latest in […]

NMAC Statement on the 30th Anniversary of AIDS

June 3, 2011 NMAC Statement on the 30th Anniversary of AIDS On June 5, 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) first recognized AIDS. The following is a statement from National Minority AIDS Council Deputy Executive Director Daniel C. Montoya: Washington, DC — “Thirty years into the AIDS epidemic, Americans continue to […]