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Watch and Take Action to Urge CDC HIV Prevention Funding for the U.S. South!

May 10, 2016

Watched Yesterday’s Webinar? Take Action!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) decided recently to restrict eligibility for direct HIV prevention funding to community-based organizations (CBOs) located in a limited number of urban areas. As a result, the South has lost critical prevention funding.

Take action by joining a letter-writing campaign from the Southern AIDS Strategy Initiative (SASI) and Southern AIDS Coalition (SAC), urging the CDC Director of HIV Prevention to ensure prevention funding for the South. State-specific toolkits from the hardest-hit states, from Alabama to Texas, are available here:

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U.S. South loses critical CDC HIV prevention funding for community-based organizations: Get the facts and take action!

U.S. South loses critical CDC HIV prevention funding for community-based organizations: Get the facts and take action!

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Whether you are talking about numbers of new diagnoses, HIV or AIDS rates, death rates, or survival rates or rates among young gay and bi-sexual men, women, African Americans, Latinos, or transgender persons, the path to ending the HIV epidemic in the United States must go through the U.S. South. The Southern AIDS Strategy Initiative (SASI), Southern AIDS Coalition, and the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance present this webinar on how recent CDC funding for community-based organizations (CBOs) fails to follow the HIV epidemic.

This webinar breaks down SASI’s analysis on the impact and misalignment of CDC prevention funding, with a community perspective about the impact of CDC’s funding decisions upon hard-hit areas of the South. Learn about concrete action steps that you can take to make your views known to the CDC and demand they restore critical funding to CBOs in the South.

Presenters included:
Carolyn McAllaster, Director, Southern AIDS Strategy Initiative (SASI)
Valerie Mincey, Executive Director, BASIC NW Florida

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This article was provided by HIV Prevention Justice Alliance. Visit HIV Prevention Justice Alliance's website to find out more about their activities and publications.

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