The goals of the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference, which ends tomorrow in Atlanta, are clear: reduce HIV incidence and HIV-related health disparities, and improve the health of people living with HIV.
Posts Tagged Carl Schmid
The number of new reported cases of HIV in the U.S. from 2006 through 2009 remained stable, says a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report issued Wednesday. But the data also shows an “alarming increase among young, black gay and bisexual men” that requires “urgent action.”
Michael Rajner, legislative director of the Florida GLBT Democratic Caucus, tells The Florida Independent in a written statement that Sen. Bill Nelson, and Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Alcee Hastings will be speaking with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to discuss Florida’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program crisis.
Advocates for Florida HIV/AIDS patients are upset at a decision made by the Obama administration to limit how much money each state can receive from recently approved AIDS Drug Assistance Program “emergency relief funding.”
Carl Schmid — deputy executive director of The AIDS Institute, a Tampa- and Washington, D.C.-based HIV/AIDS research and policy agency — tells The Florida Independent that the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of HIV/AIDS last week proposed making it harder to access the state’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program by requiring that patients’ income be 200 percent or less of the federal poverty level. Currently, patients must earn 400 percent or less of the federal poverty level.