The American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) is an independent organization of HIV Specialists and HIV care providers dedicated to promoting excellence in HIV/AIDS care and to ensuring better care for those living with AIDS and HIV disease. HIV providers are on the front lines of the American response to the disease, both domestically and internationally. The Academy has a diverse membership composed of Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and General Practice physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants, as well as Dentists, and Pharmacists. Member distribution among these provider groups is proportionate to the specialty distribution of frontline providers nationwide. As a professional trade association for HIV care providers, we attempt to focus our efforts on the issues of greatest importance to our members, to the patients they serve, and to the patients whom we hope to never have by preventing the spread of HIV.
AAHIVM Policy Platform
The AAHIVM Policy Platform is intended to serve as a guidepost for the organization’s policy decisions, advocacy work, and organizational alliances. These positions are used to generate policy priorities, determinations of issue support or opposition, partnerships, advocacy work, and public statements. The document contains two sections: the first lays out broad principles that allow us to determine our support or opposition to certain issues based on a core set of guiding beliefs that our members hold as HIV care professionals; the second section contains singular policy statements on specific policy topics of interest and priority to our members.
The American Academy of HIV Medicine Policy Platform
AAHIVM Recent Policy Statements
Policy Statement on Prior Authorization of HIV Medications
Policy Statement on Hepatitis C (HCV) Treatment Access