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BMS: Price Gouging Needs to End!

on Tue, 02/03/2015 - 08:33

TAG works in close collaboraiton with the Fair Pricing Coalition for a very good reason: HIV drug pricing is critical to treatment access advocacy throughout the world, including in the United States.

The FPC tries to negotiate reasonable HIV and HCV drug prices with pharmaceutical manufacturers, both at the time of a product’s market debut and regularly thereafter. As you can imagine, this work becomes more important and more difficult each year.  So many people with HIV and HCV cannot afford their medications.

Governor Cuomo Makes History by Committing New York State to Ending AIDS

on Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:02

By Charles King, Co-founder, President, and CEO, Housing Works; and Mark Harrington, Executive Director, Treatment Action Group

Today New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made history by committing New York State to ending AIDS as an epidemic within the next decade.

New York – which has been the epicenter of the nation’s HIV epidemic since the beginning, now becomes the first jurisdiction anywhere in the world to launch an effort to end our AIDS epidemic, even without a cure, by stopping deaths from HIV disease and eliminating new HIV infections.

The Governor’s announcement builds on recent

Treatment Action Group Commends Governor Cuomo for Launching Historic New York State Plan to End AIDS

on Sun, 06/29/2014 - 09:50

TAG Calls on Governor to Expeditiously Appoint a High-Level Task Force to Develop Blueprint to End AIDS Deaths and Halt New HIV Infections

Mark Harrington, Executive Director
Tim Horn, HIV Project Director

New York, New York– Treatment Action Group (TAG) applauds Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for his full support of a historic community-developed plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York State by 2020, as announced this morning by the Governor’s office and reported in today’s edition of the New York Times (“Cuomo Plan Seeks to End New York’s AIDS Epidemic,” Anemona Hartocollis,

Urge HHS to Finalize Rule Supporting Insurance Plan Premium and Out-of-Pocket Assistance

on Wed, 03/19/2014 - 18:13

Tim Horn, HIV Project Director

Federal HIV policy advocates, including the HIV Medicine Association and Harvard's Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, have issued a simple, but critical, request for public comments supporting an interim final rule by the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) requiring insurers to accept premium assistance and cost sharing from Ryan White programs.

Measured Responses to Brutal Anti-LGBT Laws in Uganda and Nigeria

on Sat, 03/01/2014 - 22:19

Tim Horn, HIV Project Director

The Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act, passed by the Parliament of Uganda on December 20, 2013, and signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni on February 24, 2014, is nothing short of a fundamental human rights catastrophe. It is also a public health nightmare, in that the particulars of this brutal law may profoundly hinder HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support programs from engaging many Ugandan LGBTIs living with, and at risk of, HIV infection.

But a central question remains: Beyond outrage, how should the world respond to the brutal measures in Uganda