What You Need to Know
Systemic racism and structural inequalities, such as racism and discrimination, contribute to the disproportionate impact of HIV on marginalized racial and ethnic communities. Individuals of color make up a significant proportion of the population but account for a higher number of individuals living with HIV.
Despite bipartisan efforts to combat HIV, there are significant political barriers, including inadequate federal funding, that hinder the progress of ending the HIV epidemic.
Expanding Medicaid plays a crucial role in ending the HIV epidemic, as it provides access to healthcare for a significant portion of individuals living with HIV.