What’s Ahead for NMAC in 2013

2012 was a year of firsts for the National Minority AIDS Council. We marked our 25th anniversary. We submitted our first ever amicus brief in the Supreme Court challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). At this year’s United States Conference on AIDS, we held the inaugural Summit to End HIV/AIDS in […]

Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation

Tomorrow, December 1, is the 25th annual World AIDS Day, a day for remembrance, reflection and action. The theme this year, “Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation,” perfectly reflects the moment in which our movement finds itself. For me, it feels especially fitting that World AIDS Day falls so close to Thanksgiving this year. We […]

Now That We Know…

For several months now, a key benchmark in creating an AIDS-free generation, implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been stalled in political gridlock. The recently released Health Care Engagement Cascadeby race/ethnicity and age at AIDS 2012 highlighted the significant barriers to accessing quality and affordable health care and reducing HIV incidence facing African […]

Models to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in America

As you get ready to attend the United States Conference on AIDS (http://www.2012USCA.org), here is a potential new model for HIV prevention and care services to be discussed at this year’s meeting.  Hopefully, this will be one of many models to review.  This model incorporates the recent bio-medical advancements [e.g. Treatment as Prevention (TasP), Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), […]

Committed to a Cure for HIV

In 1992, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation did an amazing campaign called “Be Here For The Cure”. It was a beacon of hope during a very dark time in our epidemic.  I’m not sure any of us really believed there would be a cure, but we needed to hold on to something while the world was falling apart around […]

Washington Post AIDS in America Forum Shines Light on the “Invisible Epidemic” of HIV/AIDS

On Tuesday, July 24th, The Washington Post, along with the Ford Foundation and the Kaiser Family Foundation held a half-day forum titled “AIDS in America: The Invisible Epidemic.”  Timed to coincide with the International AIDS Conference, the forum was an important opportunity to examine and identify strategies to slow the rate of infection – especially […]