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Who We Are

NASTAD is a leading non-partisan non-profit association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis programs in the U.S. and around the world. Our singular mission is to end the intersecting epidemics of HIV, viral hepatitis, and related conditions. We do this work by strengthening domestic and global governmental public health through advocacy, capacity building, and social justice.

Where We Work

NASTAD represents public health officials in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, seven local jurisdictions receiving direct funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Pacific Island jurisdictions.

The local jurisdictions are Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles County, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. 

The U.S. Pacific Island jurisdictions are American Samoa, Guam, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, and Palau. 

NASTAD also supports partner governments in Africa, the Central America region, and the Caribbean region. 

Our Mission

NASTAD’s mission is to end the intersecting epidemics of HIV, viral hepatitis, and related conditions by strengthening domestic and global governmental public health through advocacy, capacity building, and social justice.

OUR EXPERTISE

Our staff are authorities on a variety of topics related to HIV and hepatitis care and prevention, including: 

  • Health care access and linkage, retention, and re-engagement in care 
  • Health systems integration 
  • Health equity, including serving Black and LGBTQ communities 
  • AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) 
  • Ryan White CARE Act 
  • Drug and pharmaceutical pricing 
  • Drug user health, including overdose prevention and syringe access 
  • HIV prevention 
  • HIV decriminalization 
  • Health department infrastructure 
  • Optimizing global public health systems

RECENT RELEASES

Nation’s Leading HIV/AIDS, STD & Hepatitis Organizations Request Funding for CDC to Address Opioid Crisis and Infectious Diseases 
January 29, 2018

Opioid Funding Must Address Infectious Diseases
January 23, 2018

Congress Passes Tax and Partial ACA Repeal Bill, with Devastating Consequences for HIV and Hepatitis Health Care Access
December 21, 2017

Nation’s Largest HIV/AIDS Organizations Condemn Efforts to Ban Words at CDC, Erase Transgender and Diversity
December 18, 2017

Nation’s HIV & STD Leaders Condemn Senate for Inclusion of Individual Mandate Repeal in Tax Reform
December 2, 2017

Senate Tax Bill Will Slash Health Care Access for People Living with HIV and Hepatitis
December 2, 2017

Nation’s HIV Leaders Raise Alarm Over Lack of HIV, STD Mention in HHS Strategic Plan
October 31, 2017

Americans Deserve Substantive Action on Opioid Epidemics
October 26, 2017

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