September 06, 2023

APLA Health Supports the AIDS United 340B Work Group Statement of Principles

Media Contact:
Joe Hui
Director of Communications


As a founding member of the AIDS United 340B Work Group, APLA Health supports the Statement of Principles (SOP) released today. The SOP holds that the 340B Program is working as intended, provides critical resources to safety-net providers like APLA Health, and enables them to invest in programs and infrastructure that save lives, especially those from underserved communities.

APLA Health believes the SOP can serve as a foundation for productive dialogue with Congress, the Administration and the broader safety-net provider community to ensure that the 340B Program remains strong and viable and continues to provide the funds necessary to save the lives of people in at-risk communities.

The AIDS United 340B Work Group is a coalition of 11 safety-net organizations that provide essential care and HIV services to more than 300,000 people across 11 states and Washington, D.C.

To learn more about the Statement of Principles, please visit:



APLA Health (formerly AIDS Project Los Angeles) restores dignity and trust within underserved communities by providing world-class LGBTQ+ empowering healthcare, HIV specialty care, food, housing, and other essential support services. Since our founding in 1983, APLA Health has remained steadfast in our commitment to ending the HIV epidemic in our lifetime. We operate eight Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) locations in Los Angeles County, serving more than 19,000 people annually, regardless of ability to pay. Our list of comprehensive services includes LGBTQ+ primary care, dental care, behavioral healthcare, HIV specialty care, and Out Here Sexual Health services (PrEP, STD screening & treatment, DoxyPEP, and PEP). For people with HIV, our wraparound support services include housing assistance through the Alliance for Housing & Healing and nutritional support via the Vance North Necessities of Life Program, the largest food pantry in the United States for people with HIV, distributing over 800,000 meals annually. APLA Health’s annual fundraisers include AIDS Walk LA — the world's first and oldest AIDS Walk — and Best in Drag Show. We are leaders in advocating for policy and legislation at the local, state and Federal levels that positively impact the LGBTQ+ and HIV communities. For more information, visit

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