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 Board Member Evelyn Ullah Elected Co-Chair of UCHAPS Steering Committee

Will Provide Critical Leadership for Addressing Impact of HIV on Gay and Bisexual Men Washington, DC – Today, the Urban Coalition of HIV/AIDS Prevention Services (UCHAPS) announced that Director of HIV Prevention Programs for Florida’s Department of Health in Broward County and long-time National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) Board Member, Evelyn Ullah, was elected co-chair […]

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DC – On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, which would update outdated regulations banning HIV-positive organ donation and allow individuals living with HIV to receive organs from other HIV-positive donors.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 Selection of Dr. Mermin to Head CDC’s Center on HIV, Viral Hep, STD and TB Prevention

The following is a statement from National Minority AIDS Council Executive Director Paul Kawata: Washington, DC – “The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) congratulates Dr. Jono Mermin on his appointment as head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).  As one of […]

NMAC Launches Innovative Action Plan to Address HIV among Black Gay and Bisexual Men

Builds on Previous Public Health Strategies to Address Structural and Social Contributors to HIV Vulnerability Washington, DC – To commemorate the anniversary of the first reported AIDS cases, as well as the opening of LGBT Pride Month, the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) has issued a new report, RISE Proud: Combatting HIV Among Black Gay […]