O'Neill Institute | August 10, 2023Read the Publication
The Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) was established by Congress in 1998 in response to the highly disproportionate impact of HIV in communities of color and the inadequate investment in Black and Latino communities over many years. Since its enactment, however, the HIV epidemic has become even more highly concentrated in communities of color. Some have questioned the ongoing viability of this program following the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College.
In this new Quick Take, the Infectious Diseases Initiative argues that, notwithstanding the decision, MAI remains consistent with Supreme Court precedents and can still be supported.