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NMAC Statement on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sept. 18, 2020 – NMAC has released the following statement on the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “NMAC mourns the loss of a champion for minority health equality, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” said NMAC Executive Director Paul Kawata. “Justice Ginsburg was a consistent voice for fairness, for women, for LGBTQ Americans, for […]

NMAC Launches “ESCALATE” Program to Fight HIV Stigma

NMAC will launch the new “ESCALATE” (Ending Stigma through Collaboration And Lifting All To Empowerment) program. Funded by a cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), “ESCALATE” will work to reduce stigma against People Living With HIV at the individual, organizational, and systemic levels. “ESCALATE” will train participants in the 57 jurisdictions […]

NMAC to “ELEVATE” Training for PLHIV in HIV Workforce

NMAC has been awarded a cooperative agreement from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to launch “ELEVATE” (Engage Leadership through Employment, Validation, and Advancing Transformation & Equity) for People Living with HIV. “ELEVATE” will be a four-year national training program for people living with HIV (PLHIV) integrating five of HRSA’s community programs. ELEVATE will […]

NMAC Celebrates the Life of Congressman John Lewis

Following is a statement from NMAC on the passing of Congressman John Lewis. “In one of his last interviews, Congressman Lewis stated ‘you cannot stop the call of history,” said NMAC Executive Director Paul Kawata. “‘You may use troopers. You may use fire hoses and water, but it cannot be stopped. There cannot be any […]

NMAC and Kelley Drye Team Up to Support the Fight Against HIV

Washington, D.C. – 13 February, 2020: NMAC announced today that it has entered into a partnership with the law firm of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. The firm will provide pro bono assistance alongside NMAC’s Government Relations and Public Policy department as well as help to support other government and policy-related issues for the association. […]

NMAC ANNOUNCES SPEAKERS AND PERFORMERS FOR 2018 UNITED STATES CONFERENCE ON AIDS

Aug. 21, 2018 – A Parkland shooting survivor, a founder of Black Lives Matter, a legendary disco diva, a veteran “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestant, and an a cappella drag quartet will all appear at the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) Sept. 6-9, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, FL.

CDC SURVEY SHOWS MIXED RESULTS FOR YOUTH ON HIV, OTHER STDS

For Immediate Release Contact: Chip Lewis, 202.853.1846, clewis@nmac.org   CDC SURVEY SHOWS MIXED RESULTS FOR YOUTH ON HIV, OTHER STDS   June 15, 2018 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Surveillance Summary on the 2017 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) shows mixed results for youth, especially […]

NMAC OPPOSES DOMESTIC GAG RULE; WILL DEPRIVE  LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES OF HIV TESTING AND CARE

For Immediate Release Contact: Chip Lewis, 202.853.1846, clewis@nmac.org NMAC OPPOSES DOMESTIC GAG RULE; WILL DEPRIVE LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES OF HIV TESTING AND CARE June 12, 2018 – NMAC opposes the Trump Administration’s proposed “gag rule” to remove Title X family planning funds from providers that offer abortion services or referrals. Such providers are a vital, life-saving […]

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DECISION TO END PROTECTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS HURTS EFFORTS TO END HIV EPIDEMIC

For Immediate Release Contact: Chip Lewis, 202.853.1846, clewis@nmac.org TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DECISION TO END PROTECTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS HURTS EFFORTS TO END HIV EPIDEMIC June 8, 2018 – The Trump Administration announcement that they will no longer defend the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with preexisting conditions endangers health care coverage for people with […]

LEGENDARY HIV ACTIVIST LARRY KRAMER TO SPEAK AT 2018 U.S. CONFERENCE ON AIDS

April 24, 2018 – NMAC has announced that legendary HIV activist and writer Larry Kramer will speak at the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) on Sept. 7, 2018, in Orlando, FL. USCA will run from Sept. 7-10.

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