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San Diego Man Pleads No Contest to Willfully Spreading HIV

Mar 10
A San Diego man has pleaded no contest to intentionally infecting his former boyfriend with HIV.

Surge of HIV in Indiana Shows Value of Syringe Exchange

| By EDGE | Apr 15
Syringe exchange programs can significantly help reduce HIV infections, says amfAR in a new brief.

Congresswoman Lee Marks National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

| By Winnie McCroy | Apr 10
Each year, on April 10, Congress marks National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This year's theme is "Engaging Youth Voices in the Response to HIV & AIDS." Congresswoman Barbara Lee shares her voice.

AIDS United AmeriCorps Respond to HIV Outbreak in Indiana

| By EDGE | Apr 8
AIDS United AmeriCorps members are responding to the recent HIV outbreak in Southeastern Indiana by providing HIV testing and other key services in partnership with the Indiana State Department of Health.

HIV Still a Huge Issue for Women, Says Dr. Susan Blumenthal

| By Winnie McCroy | Apr 6
Dr. Susan Blumenthal says that we need to do better to address HIV infections among women, here in the U.S. and around the world.

APLAHW Hosts PrEP Community Forum

| By EDGE | Apr 2
On Tuesday, April 7, APLA Health & Wellness will hold a free community forum about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) at the Gleicher/Chen Health Center in Baldwin Hills.

CDC Leads New Efforts To Fight HIV Among MSM and Trans

| By EDGE | Mar 31
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will lead new programs totaling more than $185 million in HIV prevention funding for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people.

Aging Diseases Come to HIV-Pozzers a Decade Early

| By EDGE | Mar 30
People undergoing treatment for HIV-1 are at increased risk for earlier onset of age-related illnesses such as some cancers, renal and kidney disease, frailty, osteoporosis and neurocognitive disease.

Indiana Governor Overrides Law to Authorize Needle Exchange

| Mar 30
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence overrode state law and his own anti-drug policies Thursday to authorize a short-term needle-exchange program designed to help contain HIV infections in a rural county where more than six dozen cases have been reported.

FL Insurance Commissioner Improves Nationwide Access to HIV Drugs

| By EDGE | Mar 27
Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin M. McCarty announced this week that Aetna, Inc. and Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc. are revising plans to include HIV drugs at a lower cost.

Do Black Lives Matter? Asks amfAR in New Report

| By EDGE | Mar 25
A new report by The Foundation for AIDS Research concludes that the impact of HIV on Black gay men is the 'greatest' failure in the United States' response to AIDS.

Larry Kramer Talks 'Cure' at GMHC Awards

| By EDGE | Mar 24
Larry Kramer talked frankly about finding a cure for HIV as he accepted the first-ever Larry Kramer Activism Award from GMHC at the Spring Gala on March 23.

Taste of Key West Celebrates 20th Anniversary

| By EDGE | Mar 23
A Taste of Key West celebrates its 20th anniversary and will highlight the region's best dishes while raising funds for AIDS Help.

ANCHOR Study Prevents Anal Cancer From Being a Pain in the Ass

| By Winnie McCroy | Mar 20
On March 21, National Anal Cancer Awareness Day, there's some news you need to know. Anal cancer rates are rising, especially among people living with HIV. The good thing is, if caught early, it's easily treatable.

Cellular Scissors Chop Up HIV Virus

| By EDGE | Mar 18
Salk scientists have gotten one step closer to creating such a drug that could prevent HIV infection, treat patients who have already contracted HIV, and even remove all the dormant copies of the virus from those with the more advanced disease.

Life Group LA named a Beneficiary of 2014 Macy's Glam Pass

| By EDGE | Mar 16
Life Group LA is proud to be chosen by the local Macy's stores as a beneficiary of the Macy's Glam Pass, Macy's Inc. annual cause marking campaign benefiting the Macy's Passport Fund.

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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
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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