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Study Shows Stigma Prevents Black Female College Students From Using Online HIV Resources

| By EDGE | May 6
New research finds that black female college students were often unlikely to use online resources related to HIV prevention, due to the stigma associated with the disease.

Fight Against HIV Far From Over in West and Central Africa

| By EDGE | May 6
People living with HIV/AIDS in West and Central Africa continue to suffer needlessly and die silently despite globally-agreed goals to curb the HIV epidemic by 2020, says Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières.

16th Annual Legacy Grace Project Conference for Women with HIV/AIDS

| By Winnie McCroy | May 5
This weekend, May 6-8, Legacy Counseling Center holds the largest conference for women living with HIV/AIDS in the nation.

HIV Testing Company Told to Cease and Desist Over Bert & Ernie Ad

| May 4
A recently-pulled ad campaign suggested that beloved muppet pair Bert and Ernie might have had an STD scare.

First Ever Transgender HIV Testing Day Observed

| May 3
On Monday, April 18, the inaugural National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD) was observed in the United States.

Quigley Directs FDA to Remove Discriminatory Language from Blood Donor Questionnaire

| By EDGE | May 2
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley told the FDA to remove the discriminatory question on sexual orientation from its blood donor questionnaire and replace it with a question that is based on behavioral risk and sound science.

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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