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Study Shows Link Between AIDS and Tobacco

| By EDGE | May 23
A new paper comprehensively explores and analyzes the historical involvement of tobacco companies during the early days of the response to the AIDS epidemic.

UCLA Study Shows Funding For PEPFAR Drops 33%  

| By EDGE | May 23
PEPFAR, whose mission is to help save the lives of people around the world living with HIV and AIDS has seen a steep drop in funding for an important part of its budget.

HIV and PrEP Stigma Affect LGBT Health Care

| By Ryan Meyer, National Coalition for LGBT Health | May 22
Together, stigma and the lack of cultural competence training for healthcare providers contribute to serious health disparities for LGBT individuals.

May 19 Is National Asian/Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

| By EDGE | May 19
The 12th annual National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day will be held on Thursday, May 19. The theme is "Saving face can't make you safe. Talk about HIV for me, for you, for everyone."

Eliminating HIV is Possible; Danish Researchers Explain How

| By EDGE | May 18
A two-decade analysis by researchers from UCLA and Denmark yields the first proof that the "treatment as prevention" approach could eliminate the global HIV pandemic.

As Many as 4 in 10 Gay Men Have HIV in Some Southern Cities

| By Mike Stobbe | May 17
Three out of every 10 gay or bisexual men in several cities in the U.S. South have been diagnosed with the AIDS virus, three times the national rate, according to a study about how common HIV infections are in metro areas.

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Support the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides $750 million in urgently needed funding for smoking cessation, nutrition, strengthening local health departments, and providing immunizations. Contact your Representative and Senators in support of the ACA and urge them to oppose any future attempts to repeal this important public health achievement.
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National HIV/AIDS Strategy

President Barack Obama endorsed the National AIDS Strategy, currently under development. This plan of action is focused on improving prevention and treatment outcomes as well as reducing disparities among MSM and people of color. Help them reach their goals by their target date of 2015.
» Read the strategy
» Support the Coalition for a National AIDS Strategy


Comprehensive Sex Education

Sex ed is a critical prevention method proven to help youth make safer sex decisions.
» Call upon Congress to lift the ban on abstinence-only programs


MSM Blood Ban

U.S. blood donation policies prohibit any man who has had sex with another man (MSM) from donating blood permanently.
» Help change this policy