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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.

Experts Deem Sliquid as Safe Alternative to Saliva Following New STI Study

| By EDGE | Apr 28
A recent study shows that using saliva for lubrication during anal sex increases risk of rectal gonorrhea transmission.

California Legislature Advances Landmark Bill to Increase Awareness of PrEP and PEP

| By EDGE | Apr 27
Landmark legislation to boost awareness of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to prevent HIV infection was approved by the California Assembly Health Committee this week

ASOs Decry Illinois Medicaid's Denial of HIV Drug Atripla

| By EDGE | Apr 27
Illinois says it will no longer pay for the HIV drug Atripla, the only single-tablet regimen covered under their Medicaid program's preferred drug list.

April 28 Marks Dining Out for Life, Hosted by Subaru

| By EDGE | Apr 26
ON Thursday, April 28, eat dinner at a participating restaurant, and you'll help raise funds to fight HIV/AIDS, through Subaru's Dining Out For Life.

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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