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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.

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The Trump Administration's Plan B on Health Care: Make the ACA Fail

Should the ACA still be the law of the land come Oct. 1, the next big challenge for HIV and health care advocates will be fighting back against the Trump administration's underhanded efforts to drive down enrollment in ACA marketplaces.

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Dozens of Countries Left Out of New PEPFAR Strategy, Threatening Global AIDS Response

The plan takes the foot off the gas for more than 37 countries PEPFAR does not designate as "priority," leaving behind millions of people living with HIV due to a lack of resources and a waning commitment to evidence-based strategies.

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HIV Groups Assail Trump Decision to Set Expiration Clock on DACA

Several leading HIV community organizations have released harsh rebukes in response to an announcement by President Trump on Sept. 5 that he would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program within six months.