Summary: H.R.6138 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.6138. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (07/18/2012)

Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Act of 2012 - Sets forth provisions addressing HIV/AIDS, including through:

  • the authorization of additional appropriations for AIDS Drug Assistance Program treatments;
  • public health surveillance;
  • strategies to address issues that impede disease status awareness and linkage to and retention in appropriate care;
  • operational and translational research on HIV;
  • workforce initiatives to increase the capacity of the health workforce focusing primarily on HIV/AIDS;
  • educational loan repayment of health professionals;
  • activities to reduce the rate of HIV infections among injecting drug users;
  • grants for comprehensive sex education for young people;
  • best practice recommendations regarding criminal and related civil commitment cases involving people living with HIV/AIDS;
  • the distribution of sexual barrier devices in federal correctional facilities;
  • the enrollment in the Medicaid program of HIV-positive individuals after their release from incarceration;
  • the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy;
  • a strategy to expand and improve efforts to combat global HIV/AIDS;
  • the repeal of provisions prohibiting organizations receiving certain funding from being required to endorse or utilize a comprehensive approach to combating global HIV/AIDS; and
  • a global HIV sexual transmission prevention strategy.