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'We Will Defeat AIDS in America': What's Behind Trump's State of the Union Announcement

While some HIV advocates are hopeful about the announcement, some worry that other Trump policies negate any real prospects for positive change.

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LGBTQ+

Supreme Court Declines Transgender Military Ban Cases; Permits Enforcement of Ban for Now

"For more than 30 months, transgender troops have been serving our country openly with valor and distinction, but now the rug has been ripped out from under them, once again," Lambda Legal Counsel Peter Renn said.

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Migrants

In Tijuana, Caravan Migrants Met With Xenophobia and HIV Discrimination but Find Support

As the U.S. government shutdown carries on for nearly a month over border wall funding, many migrants caught in Tijuana amid discrimination get support from a steadfast HIV organization.

Nick Harrison
Military Personnel

Trump Quietly Starts Firing Servicemembers Living With HIV Just Before the Holidays

Lamda Legal, Outserve-SLDN, and Winston & Strawn LLP are suing the Trump administration for firing two Air Force members because they live with HIV.

Alex Azar
News

HIV Community Advocates React to HHS Secretary Azar's Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Announcements

HHS Secretary Azar's PACHA co-chair announcement disappoints but doesn't surprise community members.

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News

Trump Administration's Public Charge Rule Would Derail Efforts to End the U.S. HIV Epidemic

Tell the Department of Homeland Security that this hateful, harmful, and discriminatory policy is unacceptable before the public comment period ends on Dec. 10.

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Viewpoints

What Do the Midterm Election Results Mean for Health Care and People Living With HIV?

Congress is divided, and all sorts of new possibilities are in play. What does it all mean for folks living with HIV, and for health care generally? We chatted with veteran activist Mark Hannay to find out.

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Viewpoints

Trump's Trans Erasure Rule Explained

PWN-USA's Anand Kalra offers her "breakdown of what we can expect to happen if the proposed rule changes to define gender as birth-genitals, binary, and fixed go through."

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Reasons Why You Shouldn't Freak Out (Yet) Over the Trump Transgender Memo

Trans people living with HIV may be wondering what this latest Trump administration attack on LGBTQ people and health care might mean for them down the line.

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News

Trump Administration Effort to Erase Transgender Americans Will Not Stand

Transgender Americans have received confirmation of what they had long suspected -- namely, the Trump-Pence administration is literally trying to write them out of the law by defining them out of existence.