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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.

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Trump Is a Big Goddamn Phony When It Comes to Drug Pricing

It's not surprising that Trump lashed out at a black business leader, instead of violent racists, says Tim Murphy. But let's note the hypocrisy of that drug pricing jab -- and learn what we can do to actually lower drug costs.

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Health Is a Human Right and I Am Not a Carrier! A Blog Entry by Maria T. Mejia

"Why don't you get educated Mr Trump?" Maria Mejia writes. "Not only are you stigmatizing us but you are gutting us and even cutting funds for research to find the HIV cure!"

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How Do You Advise the President About HIV When He Doesn't Want to Be Advised?

Gina Brown, one of six resigning PACHA members, says, "We know that the squeaky wheel gets the oil. And we will squeak, squeak, squeak" till people living with HIV have our voices heard and our needs met.

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Members Resign From Trump HIV/AIDS Commission -- and Others Stay; All Are Needed in the Fight

The HIV community should support those who left the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), and those who stayed, writes Drew Gibson: "We need every ounce of advocacy we can get right now."

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Stay Vigilant: President Trump's Budget Is Just One Threat to Global HIV/AIDS Funds

President Trump's budget is viewed as "dead on arrival" by members of Congress, notes Drew Gibson. But don't be fooled, he says: Killer HIV funding threats are not going away -- and here's what you need to do about it.

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Jeers From HIV Community Greet Trump's Detailed Budget Proposal

The Trump administration released the first detailed version of its proposed federal budget on May 23. Leading organizations within the HIV community were quick to condemn it.

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AIDS United’s Statement on President Trump’s Budget for FY 2018

Trump's budget plan cuts funds for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, the Minority AIDS Initiative, Medicaid and more. AIDS United urges action from Congress to invest in the lives of people with HIV.