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New Toolkit Supports Advocates in Using Media to Fight for HIV Justice Img
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New Toolkit Supports Advocates in Using Media to Fight for HIV Justice

As people around the world living with HIV continue to be criminalized and convicted at alarming rates, HIV Justice Worldwide has released "Making Media Work for HIV Justice: An Introduction to Media Engagement for Advocates Opposing HIV Criminalizat...

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U.S. Networks of People With HIV Oppose U.S. Location for 2020 International AIDS Conference

"We refuse to stand by while those most affected by HIV within and outside of the U.S. are, at best, excluded and, at worst, put in harm's way by holding the conference in San Francisco," a sign-on letter reads.

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In 2018, The HIV Community's Fight Continues and Intensifies

"Less than a week into the new year, it is clear that the same vigilance and energy we put into fighting for health and basic human rights of people living with or affected by HIV will be needed again in 2018."

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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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Help People Living With HIV in Puerto Rico Recover From Hurricane Maria

Puerto Ricans are currently in desperate need. Here are ways you can assist them, and specifically those who are living with or impacted by HIV.

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The Final Trumpcare Showdown: One Last Fight to Kill ACA Repeal

Today, the HIV community needs to stave off one more, even worse threat to health care coverage. Read how it will impact people living with HIV -- among tens of millions of others.

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Take Action! Tell Your Members of Congress: No Wall, No repeal of DACA, No Government Shutdown, No Cuts to Medicaid and Medicare in This Budget

A federal government shutdown could create major problems for HIV clinics and community based organizations that are funded with federal dollars. We need to make sure Congress knows we support funding the social safety net.

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Please Help Lark Lands, an Old Friend of the HIV Community, Now Battling Cancer: A Blog Entry by Nelson Vergel

Neslon Vergel asks you to join him in helping a long-term friend of the HIV community beat her cancer with a GoFundMe donation.

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We Killed Obamacare Repeal. What Can People With HIV Do Next?

Through people power, we killed the efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act! At least for now, and just by one vote. We have lots of work ahead of us.

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How Do I Mobilize Relatives and Friends Who May Not Be Politically Aligned to #KillTheBill?

PWN-USA has developed a template for an email you can send to folks you want to reach out to, which focuses on health care as a nonpartisan issue that fundamentally affects everyone.