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San Diego Man Accused of Intentionally Infecting Lover with HIV is Sentenced

By EDGE | May 7
An HIV-positive man from San Diego who was accused of intentionally infecting a lover with the disease was sentenced to six months in prison this week.

May 19 - National Asian Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

| By EDGE | May 20
The 11th annual National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day will be held on Tuesday, May 19. The theme is "Saving face can't make you safe. Talk about HIV for me, for you, for everyone."

Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Damage Global Public Health

| By EDGE | May 19
The new amfAR brief, "Trans-Pacific Partnership: Curbing Access to Medicines Now and in the Future," strongly opposes the aggressive IP provisions of the TPP that could lead to unnecessary loss of life.

NYC Skyline Goes Red for AIDS Awareness, Fierstein Hosts

| By EDGE | May 15
As New York City prepares for the 30th Annual AIDS Walk New York on May 17, Gay Men's Health Crisis will "Light Up New York" beginning on May 14 through May 17. Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein will host the Lighting Ceremony at the Empire State Building.

CDC Dedicates $185M to Prevent HIV Among Trans and MSM

| By EDGE | May 13
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently announced $185 million in funding for three new programs to prevent HIV infection among transgender people and gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM).

GSK, UNC Form Company Aimed at Finding AIDS Cure

| May 13
GlaxoSmithKline and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are teaming up to form a company which will look for a cure for AIDS.

FDA Releases Plan to Ease Restrictions on Gay Blood Donation

| By Matthew Perrone | May 13
The Food and Drug Administration is outlining its plan to end the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 32-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified.

Fla. Gov. Scott Rejects Medicaid Expansion; HIV Patients at Risk

| By John McDonald | May 7
State Senator Dwight Bullard (D-Cutler Bay) said Florida Governor Rick Scott should have accepted the U.S. government's Medicaid expansion program in order to care for the needs of an estimated 800,000 low income Floridians.

San Diego Man Accused of Intentionally Infecting Lover with HIV is Sentenced

| By EDGE | May 7
An HIV-positive man from San Diego who was accused of intentionally infecting a lover with the disease was sentenced to six months in prison this week.

Gov. Cuomo Formally Accepts Blueprint for Ending AIDS Epidemic

| By EDGE | Apr 29
At a public event today, Governor Cuomo again demonstrated his commitment to Ending the AIDS Epidemic in New York State, by formally accepting a Blueprint for Ending the Epidemic in NY State by 2020.

Pressure Grows to End Blanket Bans on Gay Men Blood Donors

| Apr 29
The European Union's top court on Wednesday joined a growing chorus of voices questioning whether it still makes sense to forever bar all gay men from donating blood.

European Court: Bans on Gay Men Blood Donors Sometimes OK

| Apr 29
The European Court of Justice ruled Wednesday that EU governments may ban gay men from ever donating blood, but only under strict conditions.

amfAR Highlights Critical Need for Increase In PEPFAR Funds

| By EDGE | Apr 28
A new infographic from amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, highlights the critical need to maintain funds for The President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), one of the most successful global public health programs in US history.

CDC Comments On Recent Outbreak of HIV and HCV in Indiana

| By EDGE | Apr 24
The CDC shares their recommendations for health departments and healthcare providers following the outbreak of HIV and HCV among injection drug users in Indiana.

Pam Grier and Mondo Guerra Host Subaru's Dining Out for Life

| By Winnie McCroy | Apr 23
On April 30, you can help fight AIDS, just by eating your vegetables. That's when more than 3,000 restaurants across the U.S. will participate in the 25th Annual Dining Out For Life.

BC/EFA's Annual Easter Bonnet Competition Raised $4,711,386

| By EDGE | Apr 22
The generosity of the American theatre community shined brightly as six weeks of spring fundraising raised another record-breaking grand total for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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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.
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Comprehensive Sex Education

Sex ed is a critical prevention method proven to help youth make safer sex decisions.
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MSM Blood Ban

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