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HIV Cure Closer After Scientists Remove Virus's DNA From Living Tissue

| By EDGE | May 31
Scientists have managed to remove DNA of the HIV virus from living tissue for the first time in a breakthrough that could lead to an outright cure.

California Rushed to Allow HIV-Infected Organ Transplant

| By Jonathan J. Cooper | May 28
California lawmakers are rushing to approve legislation Friday that would allow a man with HIV to receive part of his HIV-positive husband's liver before the surgery becomes too dangerous, possibly within weeks.

Study Shows Link Between AIDS and Tobacco

| By EDGE | May 23
A new paper comprehensively explores and analyzes the historical involvement of tobacco companies during the early days of the response to the AIDS epidemic.

UCLA Study Shows Funding For PEPFAR Drops 33%  

| By EDGE | May 23
PEPFAR, whose mission is to help save the lives of people around the world living with HIV and AIDS has seen a steep drop in funding for an important part of its budget.

Activists Convene Town Hall to Combat Youth Homelessness and HIV

| By EDGE | May 23
On Tuesday, May 24, ACT UP NY, homeless youth, and over 15 NGOs will convene at Town Hall at the LGBT Community Center from 6-8 p.m. to address the overlapping HIV and homelessness epidemics in New York City and around the State.

HIV and PrEP Stigma Affect LGBT Health Care

| By Ryan Meyer, National Coalition for LGBT Health | May 22
Together, stigma and the lack of cultural competence training for healthcare providers contribute to serious health disparities for LGBT individuals.

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Support the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides $750 million in urgently needed funding for smoking cessation, nutrition, strengthening local health departments, and providing immunizations. Contact your Representative and Senators in support of the ACA and urge them to oppose any future attempts to repeal this important public health achievement.
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National HIV/AIDS Strategy

President Barack Obama endorsed the National AIDS Strategy, currently under development. This plan of action is focused on improving prevention and treatment outcomes as well as reducing disparities among MSM and people of color. Help them reach their goals by their target date of 2015.
» Read the strategy
» Support the Coalition for a National AIDS Strategy


Comprehensive Sex Education

Sex ed is a critical prevention method proven to help youth make safer sex decisions.
» Call upon Congress to lift the ban on abstinence-only programs


MSM Blood Ban

U.S. blood donation policies prohibit any man who has had sex with another man (MSM) from donating blood permanently.
» Help change this policy