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HIV Activists Prepare for What Lies Ahead in 2018

After a year of fighting to save the Affordable Care Act and federal spending for HIV research, prevention, and care programs, what do advocates predict will be the upcoming policy battles in 2018?

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Trump's Firing of the HIV Advisory Council Was Bad, but We've Been Here Before

The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS can speed up the path to the end of AIDS, or it can create more roadblocks. And that's why it still matters -- regardless who the members are, Kenyon Farrow writes.

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Looking Back on 2017 in HIV/AIDS, and What's in Store for 2018

The political climate challenges our ability to keep making gains in ending the epidemic, even as we're beginning to see some new possibilities for success.

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Now Is the Time for People With HIV to Run for Office

After the successful 2017 election of pro-choice and LGBT candidates in conservative districts, such as Doug Jones in Alabama, people with HIV should consider running for elected office in 2018, Drew Gibson argues.

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HIV Community Presses for Urgent Action as Tax/Health Catastrophe Nears Home Stretch

The HIV community is urging immediate action and speaking out against this attack on health care, which also threatens the dignity and lives of millions of people.

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President Trump's Opioid Response Could Reduce Ryan White HIV/AIDS Funds by $21 Million

President Trump's declaration that the opioid epidemic is a public health emergency brings no new money and no real strategy, and it could take cash away HIV services, Drew Gibson warns.

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Trump Policy Harming Kenya, Uganda Health Services

Early effects of U.S. restrictions to global health aid include cuts to essential health services in Kenya and Uganda, resulting in a loss of training and equipment and widespread confusion about implementation.

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Fighting HIV in the Trump Era: U.S. Advocates Speak Out

We asked HIV community leaders how their priorities have changed since Trump’s election – and what they see as the most important challenges to the fight against HIV under a Trump presidency.

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HIV Community: 'ACA Sabotage = Trumpcare = Death'

From heated organizational statements to impassioned pleas for direct action via social media, it's clear that people with HIV, their loved ones and their providers are not going to stop fighting Trump's attacks on care.

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Banding Together to Stop the Trump Administration's ACA Sabotage

The Trump Administration has turned to what has always been their Plan B for the Affordable Care Act: sabotage. It is up to us as HIV and health care advocates to ensure that ACA marketplaces survive and thrive as they were meant to.