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Press Release

Tell Congress and the President to Prevent Devastating AIDS Cuts!

October 16, 2012

Take action now and make a difference.

Today, NMAC and amFAR released a joint issue brief outlining the devastating human impact of budget sequestration on HIV/AIDS in the United States. Sequestration, a series of automatic budget cuts outlined in the Budget Control Act of 2011, are set to take effect on January 2, 2013.

Unless Congress and the President act, sequestration will cut $659 million from domestic HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis programs. This will result in:

  • 15,708 people will lose access to crucial life-saving drugs
  • 5,000 households will lose housing support
  • 460 AIDS research grants will be eliminated
  • 412 people living with HIV will not be diagnosed
  • $65.2 million in HIV prevention services will be cut
  • $1.6 million in viral hepatitis prevention services will be cut

Tell Congress and the President to Prevent These Devastating Cuts Today!

Take Action Today


  
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This article was provided by National Minority AIDS Council. Visit NMAC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
 
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