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AIDS Action Council

AIDS Action has been instrumental in the development and implementation of major public health policies that improve the quality of life for those living with HIV/AIDS and that ensures evidence based prevention programs to stop the spread of new infections.

In 1984, three years after the first reported AIDS cases, lawmakers remained silent as AIDS became national epidemic. Alarmed by the federal government's lack of action, a handful of the nation's community-based AIDS service organizations came together to create a united voice to educate and engage our elected officials. AIDS Action was created to forge a coordinated national response to AIDS and to ensure that our federal government responded. Our successes have been many including the passage of the Ryan While Care Act in 1990 and its subsequent reauthorizations.

On Jan. 1, 2011, AIDS Action and the National AIDS Fund merged to create a stronger national organization in the fight against HIV/AIDS, called AIDS United.

AIDS United
1424 K Street, N.W., Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005

Phone: 202.408.4848
Fax: 202.408.1818
Web: www.aidsunited.org

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The Federal Budget Process and HIV/AIDS Funding

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Overview of the Federal Budget HIV/AIDS Funding The Federal Budget Process Appropriation vs. Authorization Authorization Appropriation Supplemental Appropriations Constituent Involvement The Tracking of a Bill The...

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Faith-Based and Community Response to HIV/AIDS

Introduction What the Faith-Based Initiative, as Envisioned by President Bush, Would Do Faith-Based Organizations Have a Long History of Health and Human Service Work in the U.S. Partnerships Between the Federal Government and Faith-Based Org...

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Asian/Pacific-Americans

Policy Facts: Communities of Color and HIV/AIDS

From the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in the United States, people of color have been disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. The impact of HIV and AIDS on communities of color has become more serious with every passing year. In 1982, people of co...

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Policy Facts: Abstinence Education and HIV/AIDS

Each year, half of all new HIV infections in the United States are among individuals under age 25. Two young Americans under the age of 25 are infected with HIV every hour, resulting in 20,000 new infections per year among young people. Yet federal f...

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Incarcerated People

Policy Facts: Incarcerated Populations and HIV/AIDS

The United States has the second highest rate of incarceration in the world. One in 32 Americans (two million people) is incarcerated. At the end of 1999, nearly 6.3 million adults were incarcerated or on parole. Seventeen percent of people living wi...

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Policy Facts: Needle Exchange Facts

Background and History

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that close to one million individuals are currently living with HIV in the United States. As of June 2000, CDC reported that there have been 753,907 reported actua...

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Policy Facts: Older Americans and HIV

Individuals aged 50 and older account for over 11% (81,000) of AIDS cases in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) AIDS cases among individuals over the age of 50 have increased 22% since 1991. The CDC a...

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Recommendations: Stigma and HIV Prevention

Stigma enables people to believe they are not at risk for HIV. People who express stigmatizing attitudes about HIV often have retained misinformation about the transmission of HIV. While blatant stigma towards people living with HIV has declined in r...

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Personal Stories

Claudia French Named Executive Director of AIDS Action

Washington, D.C. -- AIDS Action announced today that proven advocacy and charity leader Claudia French has been named executive director of the organization effective immediately. French has led the organization in an acting capacity during the past ...

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Ryan White CARE Act

AIDS Action Welcomes GAO Report Confirming Effectiveness of Ryan White CARE Act

Contact: media@aidsaction.org or call: 202-530-8030

Washington, DC -- AIDS Action today hailed the release of a U.S. General Accounting Office study confirming the effectiveness and efficiency of the Ryan White CARE Act in serving Americans with HIV...

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