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'Uptown Funk' Parody Promotes Safer Sex

By | Aug 27
This week AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) released "Downtown Funk," a high-energy, professionally-produced music video that promotes STD awareness and safer-sex.

'Uptown Funk' Parody Promotes Safer Sex

| Aug 27
This week AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) released "Downtown Funk," a high-energy, professionally-produced music video that promotes STD awareness and safer-sex.

Town Hall Meeting: Black Gay/Bi Men and HIV

| By Sean McShee | Aug 22
Earlier this month about 60 people attended the Black Gay and Bisexual Men's Town Hall Meeting at the Pride Center in Wilton Manors, Florida. Speakers discussed HIV infection among Black Gay Bisexual Men (BGBM).

AIDS Help Seeks Memorabilia for 30th Anniversary Book

| By EDGE | Aug 14
AIDS Help, the only community-based HIV/AIDS service organization in Monroe County, seeks memorabilia for a 30th anniversary publication about how that little agency on a little island took on the darkness of HIV/AIDS.

Blood From Gay Donors in Art Exhibit Protesting FDA's Ban

| By Brett Zongker | Aug 13
A Washington museum will exhibit a sculpture that uses the blood of nine gay, bisexual and transgender men to protest the federal ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.

amfAR Report Recommends How States Can Improve HIV Prevention

| By EDGE | Aug 12
amfAR has released a set of recommendations for how states across the U.S. can improve HIV prevention and care outcomes in an effort to achieve the goals identified within the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

ASOs Praise White House Plan to Address HIV In the U.S.

| By EDGE | Aug 11
Local AIDS Service Organizations and community leaders praised the President and his Administration for their leadership and the ambitious goals outlined in the Strategy for addressing HIV in the United States over the next five years.

Cytodyn Qualifies Pro 140 for Phase 3, Initiates 1st Clinical Site

| By EDGE | Aug 10
CytoDyn Inc. has approved for release Pro 140 for their 25-week Phase 3 trial, and started their first clinical site.

Clinical Trial for Injectable HIV Antibody Finds 98 Percent Success Rate

| By EDGE | Aug 7
The first self-injectable antibody, PRO 140, has documented an impressive 98 percent success rate in a Phase 2b clinical trial for patients with HIV.

$10,000 Cal Humanities Grant Funds Stories from WeHo's AIDS Epidemic

| By Winnie McCroy | Aug 6
With a $10,000 Cal Humanities' Community Stories grant, matched by $10,000 from the City of West Hollywood, THE LAVENDER EFFECT® will create "YOUNG CITY AT WAR: Stories from West Hollywood During the AIDS Epidemic."

The Next Five Years of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

| By Sean Cahill | Aug 5
Sean Cahill, Director of Health Policy Research at the Fenway Institute, gives us a look at the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

amfAR Awards $6M in Grants to Eradicate HIV

| By EDGE | Aug 4
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, announced that three research teams have been awarded $2 million each to pursue a range of strategies aimed at curing HIV.

Feds Release Updated Strategy Against AIDS in America

| By Mike Stobe | Jul 30
U.S. health officials have updated their strategic plan for fighting AIDS, setting new goals for reducing infections and deaths.

Cel-Sci Expands Study for Treatment of Anal Warts in HIV/HPV Patients

| By Winnie McCroy | Jul 29
CEL-SCI Corporation announced it has added a second clinical site for its Phase I clinical trial evaluating peri-anal wart immunotherapy in HIV/HPV co-infected men and women with its investigational cancer immunotherapy Multikine.

amfAR Launches National PEPFAR Database at IAS 2015

| By EDGE | Jul 27
amfAR announced the beta launch of its PEPFAR Country/Regional Operational Plan database, a comprehensive, navigable database of PEPFAR's planned funding of HIV/AIDS activities from 2007 to 2014.

Kickstarter for 'Dying Words' Seeks to Remember Journalist Jeff Schmalz

| By Winnie McCroy | Jul 24
In an effort to keep the memory of brilliant journalist Jeff Schmalz alive, Samuel G. Freedman and Kerry Donahue have created a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for "Dying Words."

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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
» 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