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The Fight is Not Over: Honoring National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Flu Shot Only 36 Percent Effective, Making Bad Year Worse
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Flu Shot Only 36 Percent Effective, Making Bad Year Worse

The Fight is Not Over: Honoring National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

By Mike Stobbe |
The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses.

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Trump's Proposed Budget Would Slash HIV, Healthcare Funding

Trump's Proposed Budget Would Slash HIV, Healthcare Funding

| Feb 17
This week, President Trump released a proposed budget that, if enacted, would sharply reduce global and domestic spending for HIV care and prevention.

Southern Discomfort: The Unspoken HIV/AIDS Crisis Among Black Americans

Southern Discomfort: The Unspoken HIV/AIDS Crisis Among Black Americans

| By Jill Gleeson | Feb 7
Honoring National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, EDGE takes a deeper look at what factors are impacting infection, treatment and prevention in the black community.

Fake Indian Doctor Infects 21 with HIV with Tainted Syringes

Fake Indian Doctor Infects 21 with HIV with Tainted Syringes

| Feb 6
A fake doctor treating poor villagers in northern India for colds, coughs and diarrhea has infected at least 21 of them with HIV by using contaminated syringes and needles, a health official said Tuesday.

Romania: Protesters Interrupt Screening of Gay/AIDS Movie 'BPM'

Romania: Protesters Interrupt Screening of Gay/AIDS Movie 'BPM'

| Feb 5
Protesters have interrupted a screening of a French AIDS drama in Bucharest, saying it violates traditional Romanian values.

Health Orgs Ask for $100M to Curb Opioid-Related Diseases

Health Orgs Ask for $100M to Curb Opioid-Related Diseases

| Jan 30
Five of the nation's leading organizations focused on ending the HIV, STD and hepatitis epidemics are urging Congress to provide an additional $100 million to the CDC to tackle the spike in infectious diseases due to the opioid epidemic.

Activist Who Helped Legalize Medical Pot in California, Dies

Activist Who Helped Legalize Medical Pot in California, Dies

| Jan 28
Dennis Peron, an activist who was among the first people to argue for the benefits of marijuana for AIDS patients and helped legalize medical pot in California, died Saturday at 72.

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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