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Heroin Epidemic Pushing Up Hepatitis C Infections in US

Heroin Epidemic Pushing Up Hepatitis C Infections in US

By Mike Stobbe |
The heroin epidemic is driving up hepatitis C infections, with the biggest increase in people in their 20s, U.S. health officials said Thursday.

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Fears Mount as Two More MSM on PrEP Test Positive for HIV

Fears Mount as Two More MSM on PrEP Test Positive for HIV

| May 23
As three more cases of seroconversion of those on PrEP have come to light, the community is concerned that a drug-resistant strain of HIV is preventing Truvada from doing its job.

Study Reveals a New Method to Address a Major Barrier to Eradicating HIV

Study Reveals a New Method to Address a Major Barrier to Eradicating HIV

| May 22
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes discovered that an enzyme called SMYD2 could be a new therapeutic target for flushing out the HIV that hides in infected individuals. Overcoming this latent virus remains the most significant obstacle to a cure.

Congressional Budget Deal Has Good News; GOP Health Care Bill Does Not

Congressional Budget Deal Has Good News; GOP Health Care Bill Does Not

| By Eric Brus | May 22
Eric Brus takes a look at what's in store, including a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill, $2 billion for the NIH, and no cuts for Planned Parenthood. Things still look dire under the AHCA.

May 19 is National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

May 19 is National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

| By Eric Brus | May 19
The 13th annual National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day will be held on Friday, May 19. The theme for the day is "Saving face can't make you safe. Talk about HIV for me, for you, for everyone."

Thousands to March in AIDS Walk NY, World's Largest AIDS Fundraising Event

Thousands to March in AIDS Walk NY, World's Largest AIDS Fundraising Event

| May 18
GMHC and AIDS Walk leaders expect a larger than usual turnout at this Sunday's May 21st AIDS Walk New York in response to the recent House passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that could soon throw thousands of HIV-positive people off their insu

May 18 is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

May 18 is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

| May 18
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD) is observed annually on May 18th. This observance provides an opportunity to recognize and thank the many people who are working together to find a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine.

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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.
» Support the Affordable Care Act


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