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Promising Cancer-Fighting Gene Immunotherapy Could Be Used Against HIV, UCLA Research Suggests

| By EDGE | Jul 29
New UCLA research suggests that a gene-based immunotherapy that has shown promising results against cancer could also be used against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

FDA Establishes Public Docket for Comment on Blood Donor Deferral Recommendations

| By Winnie McCroy | Jul 28
Elected officials are encouraged by the FDA's establishing a public docket for comment on their current policy that bans sexually active gay men from donating blood.

Gay and Bi Male Teens No More Likely Than Other Males to Engage in Several Sexual Risk Behaviors; But Still at Substantially Higher Risk of HIV Infection

| By EDGE | Jul 27
New CDC data suggest that there are no significant differences in several HIV-related risk behaviors among U.S. male students in ninth through 12th grades, but gay or bisexual males are still at a higher risk for HIV.

LA County Dept. of Health Urges MSM and HIVers to Get Meningitis Vaccine

| By Winnie McCroy | Jul 27
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health expanded their recommendations for Southern California that men who have sex with men (MSM) and people with HIV get vaccinated for meningitis.

AHF Ad Campaign Targets Gilead's Refusal to Release Less-Toxic Tenofovir

| By EDGE | Jul 26
Following a blistering Los Angeles Times article documenting Gilead's patent manipulation on its drugs containing tenofovir, AHF rolled out a new ad campaign in LGBT outlets calling for closer scrutiny of Gilead.

amfAR and RxArt Partner Up for Kiehl's 7th Annual LifeRide

| By EDGE | Jul 26
On August 3rd in New York City, Kiehl's Since 1851 kicks off its seventh annual Kiehl's LifeRide for amfAR.

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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