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Fear of Trump Policies May Drive Rising HIV Rates in Latinx Gay Men

The proposed "public charge" penalty on immigrants who use government benefits may only worsen the problem.

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Despite Protections for People With HIV, Advocates Express Concern With State Medicaid Work and Reporting Waivers

The Trump administration's preconditions for Medicaid coverage are a major shift in how the program has functioned since its inception in 1965.

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'Contraception Deserts' Likely to Widen Under New Trump Administration Policy

Administration officials are exploring changes to the federal program that funds birth control for low-income, uninsured women.

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Trump's Hateful Public Charge Proposal Will Be Deadly for Immigrants Living With HIV and Other Chronic Health Conditions

In its latest attack on the most vulnerable Americans, the Trump administration announced a proposal that, if implemented, would intimidate and seek to punish immigrants for accessing -- or even being perceived as potentially needing -- nutrition, ho...

From Safety Nets to Barbed Wire: Secretary Azar Takes Money From HIV Programs to Pay for Detention of Immigrant Children Img
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From Safety Nets to Barbed Wire: Secretary Azar Takes Money From HIV Programs to Pay for Detention of Immigrant Children

"Taking away federal HIV funding in order to detain immigrant children after separating them from their families is appalling and cannot be tolerated."

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Court Rules Case Challenging Defense Department's Discriminatory HIV Policies to Proceed

A Virginia federal court ruled a case challenging the military's discriminatory policies governing the enlistment, deployment, and promotion of service members living with HIV will continue by denying the government's motion to dismiss.

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A 'Justice' Kavanaugh Would Be a Nightmare for People Living With Disabilities, Including PLHIV

"There are plenty of reasons why LGBT people and people living with HIV should be horrified at the prospect of a Justice Kavanaugh," writes Catherine Hanssens, the founder and executive director of The Center for HIV Law & Policy.

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Updates on HIV and the U.S. Military: An Unusually Active Month

The Trump administration's new discriminatory policy on HIV in the military is just one of a plethora of Department of Defense actions relevant to people living with HIV.

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Religious Conservatives' Ties to Trump Officials Pay Off in AIDS Policies, Funding

The U.S. is experiencing a resurgence of conservative religious influence over health care issues that goes well beyond abstinence-only education.

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The Trump Administration Doubles Down on Medicaid Work Requirements as Lawsuits Mount

Despite multiple lawsuits, the Trump administration's push for implementation of Medicaid work requirements continues to move forward.