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HIV Activists Prepare for What Lies Ahead in 2018

January 15, 2018

In the past year, health advocacy in the U.S. was a real stressor. President Donald Trump (along with the GOP-led houses of Congress) came into office fully focused on dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and reforming taxes to benefit the wealthy. This move could have taken us back to the days of AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) waiting lists, people with HIV being denied coverage, and people being refused coverage for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). A lot was at stake, the community sprung into action, and it was at least successful in stopping the outright repeal of the ACA. But advocates working in Washington, D.C., haven't rested on their laurels. They're continuing to plan for what Congress and the administration have in store for the upcoming year.

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