Title: Ryan White CARE reauthorization Act of 1995
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to adopt a conference report that upholds United States policy regarding AIDS and HIV by extending the Ryan White CARE Act of 1990 through 2000.
Provides grants to cities and states to fund treatment services for AIDS victims and their families.
Revises the formula for allocation of funds and grants, including criteria based on the number of people living with AIDS in a city and the cost of providing services.
Requires each city with a population of at least 500,000 and to have at least 2,000 cases of HIV/AIDS within a 5 year period in order to be eligible for emergency relief grants.
Prohibits the Secretary of Health and Human Services from providing grants to any state which does not take action to require HIV positive individuals to make a "good faith" effort to notify former or present spouses of their exposure to HIV.
$10 million for states to test and counsel pregnant women for the HIV virus.
Mandates that the total amount of funds for AIDS and HIV may not exceed the total amounts expended for activities related to cancer.
Prohibits the funding of programs designed to promote or encourage intravenous drug use or sexual activity.
Sept. 18, 1995
NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.
NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.