NMAC Connection: A Critical Year Ahead

A Message from the Executive Director

2017 was a difficult political year. Unfortunately, 2018 looks to be equally challenging. President Trump requires that we up our game. There are real lives and real money on the line. Our movement’s long-term success or failure will be greatly shaped by what happens over the next three years. 2018 is particularly important because of the midterm elections, implementation of the tax reform, getting rid of the individual mandate for health insurance, and Congress looking to cut $1.5 trillion in federal spending to pay for the tax cuts. They are seriously considering cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.

NMAC’s 2018 Vision centers on four priorities. These priorities require significant collaboration (internal and external). NMAC remains committed to lead with race to end HIV/AIDS. Biomedical HIV prevention is our greatest hope for building pathways to end the epidemic.

Read more about NMAC’s Vision for 2018.


NMAC Spotlight: Conferences

The United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) remains the largest annual gathering of the HIV community in the nation. And the Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit continues to grow in importance after just two years. Both of those events are organized by the Conferences division at NMAC. Each year, our staff works to present a USCA and a Summit that are engaging, educational, and impactful for those who attend. It’s a big job but an important one.


USCA and Summit 2018

That brings us to the 2018 USCA! This year’s conference will be held Sept. 6-9 in Orlando, Florida at the Hyatt Regency. We hope to see many of you there so mark your calendars now! If you’d like to register, exhibit, sponsor, or advertise at USCA, please visit our website.

We’re still in the early stages of planning this year’s Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit. Keep watching here and on our website for more information.


Who’s in Conferences?

Tara Barnes-Darby        Alison McKeithen            Shanta’ Gray
Conferences Director        Conferences Manager      Meetings and Registration Coordinator
(202) 870-0460                   (202) 930-2567                    (202) 302-9720


It’s an Election Year! Are You Ready?

2018 is a critical midterm election year. We need everyone to make their voices heard on behalf of everyone living with HIV and communities that are vulnerable to the epidemic.

Are you registered to vote? Do you know where you can register? Do you have all the documentation your state requires to vote, like a current photo ID? When is the primary election in your state? Are there any special elections for Congress or legislatures in your area?

You can find answers to many of those questions here. You can also find links for your local elections offices to see which elections are coming up in your area.

Don’t sit this vital election out! We need your voice!


Join the NMAC Family!

Become a member of NMAC! With all of this critical work to be done, NMAC needs your help. We rely on the generous support of individuals and organizations to ensure that the voices of minorities vulnerable to and living with HIV are heard in DC and helps us provide our critical training, education activities, and programming.