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HIV Stigma Violently Rages On: We Must Do Better

Recently, two news stories emerged that together paint a powerful picture of the dangers inherent in HIV stigma and misinformation about HIV, perpetuated in large part by the media.

Recently, two news stories emerged that together paint a powerful picture of the dangers inherent in HIV stigma and misinformation about HIV, perpetuated in large part by the media.

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Today More than Ever, Young Black People Need HIV Prevention

(Bossip)

Though the mainstream media’s virtual silence on the issue suggests otherwise, the HIV epidemic continues to rage in the U.S., and African Americans and blacks are those hardest hit.

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World AIDS Day 2012: AIDS Funding Remains as Critical—and as Endangered—as Ever

December 1st is World AIDS Day, a time to recognize those who live with HIV, to honor those who’ve died, and to come together in the fight against HIV/AIDS. In recent years HIV science and medicine have taken monumental leaps forward, but Hillary Clinton’s now oft-repeated goal of an AIDS-free generation will remain unattainable without on-going fiscal support for critical HIV/AIDS programs.

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Why Does the President’s Budget Cut Critical Services for Women with HIV and AIDS?

President Obama’s proposed budget, released last month, was reasonably true to his Administration’s commitment to working toward an AIDS-free generation. But a major disappointment is the proposed cut to the Ryan White Part D budget, the only Part of the program that serves the unique needs of  women, children, youth and families–and the only part of the Program to take a hit.

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Getting to Zero on HIV and AIDS Means Investing in Supportive Services

This year, the theme of World AIDS Day is “Getting to Zero: Zero New HIV Infections. Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS Related Deaths.” In order to get to zero, we must be clear that now is not the time to cut back on essential services, even in the face of fiscal austerity.

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How HIV-Positive Women Drove a Grassroots Campaign for NYC’s Sex-Ed Mandate

Earlier this week, New York City announced that all public middle and high schools must provide a semester of sex education in 6th or 7th grade, and again in 9th or 10th grade. HIV-positive women worked for several years to make this happen.

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How Criminalization and Stigmatization Perpetuates the AIDS Epidemic

HIV testing represents one of the most potent weapons in the fight against HIV. Yet too many individuals who may be at risk of infection continue to avoid testing. This reluctance to test is driven in part by the pervasiveness of HIV stigma.

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New Study Supports Universal Access to AIDS Treatment for Preventing the Spread of HIV

The findings of a study released last Thursday by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) suggest major policy implications for the fight against HIV and AIDS, indicating that United States legislators and pharmaceutical companies should ensure universal access to HIV care and treatment now.

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The HIV Epidemic Among Blacks: Social Services Cannot be Cut

Black Americans are at the intersection of high rates of HIV and high rates of poverty.  As a result, cuts to services are acutely felt by Black Americans living with HIV/AIDS.

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Routine HIV Testing Depends on Reimbursement

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. This year, HIV Law Project and many of our allies are focused on making HIV testing routine, and toward this end to ensure health care providers are reimbursed by insurers for it.

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