2010-2020 - 2010-2020

2010: Federal budget eliminates funding for abstinence-only sex education

US releases travel ban on HIV+ people

Affordable Care Act Signed Into law

2011: US announces goal of an AIDS-free generation

HHS launches the “12 Cities Project,” focusing resources on areas with the highest US AIDS burden

US issues first National HIV/ AIDS Strategy

NIH publishes a study that says taking antiretroviral drugs leads to a reduction in HIV transmission to an uninfected heterosexual partner

US reinstates ban on federal funding for needle-exchange programs

The trial of a microbicide gel, CAPRISA 004, shows that it reduces the risk of a woman becoming infected with HIV during sex by almost 40%.

US military policy “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” officially end

US Dept. of Education clarifies that students have the right to form gay-straight alliances (GSAs) under the Equal Access Act of 1984

2012: OraQuick In-Home HIV Test approved

FDA approves Truvada to be used as PrEP to reduce the risk of sexually-acquired HIV infection

CDC Releasing $339 Million to Power “High-Impact” HIV Prevention

2013: HIV Care Continuum initiative

UNAIDS reports AIDS-related deaths down 30 percent since their peak in 2005

First National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

Black Lives Matter movement forms

CA & NJ are the 1st states to ban conversion therapy for minors

The Defense of Marriage Act, a law that prohibited same-sex couples from receiving federal marriage benefits, is overturned. On the same day, California’s Prop 8 is overturned, making California the 13th state to allow same-sex marriage.

2014: CDC PrEP Guidelines released

Updated National HIV/ AIDS Strategy

AIDS Conference was held in Melbourne, with the slogan ‘Stepping Up the Pace’

US Dept of Education clarifies that transgender students are protected from discrimination under Title IX

Austin City Council approves ordinance for single stall bathrooms to be recognized as gender neutral

Say their name: Eric Garner; Tamir Rice

2015: National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2020 released

US Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage

2016: The 1st US National Monument to honor the LGBTQ rights movement, Stonewall National Monument, in NYC

HHS permits jurisdictions (experiencing or at risk for an increase in HCV or HIV infections due to injection drug use) to use federal funds to support SSPs, services not for sterile needles.

Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), the NIH, and NIMH cohost a meeting to address the issue of HIV stigma

CROI-first reported infection of someone regularly taking Truvada

2016: Undetectable = Untransmittable.

Life expectancy of a 20-year- old who began treatment from 2008 may approach that of the general population [about 78].

2018: 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day

A study of MSM in Thailand finds that having an STI does not affect the ability of PLWH to achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load, confirming U=U message.

PEPFAR, in its 15th year, now supports over 14 million people on treatment globally

By 2019, more than 700,000 people have died from HIV in the US and 1.2 million people live with HIV in the US.