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As Crews Gain Ground, California Fire Victims Return Home

As Crews Gain Ground, California Fire Victims Return Home

By Sudhin Thanawala and Brian Melley |
With the winds dying down, fire crews gained ground as they battled the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and other parts of the state over the past week, and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home.

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As Patent Expires, AHF Calls on Gilead for 90% Price Reduction on Tenofovir-based Drugs, Including Truvada

As Patent Expires, AHF Calls on Gilead for 90% Price Reduction on Tenofovir-based Drugs, Including Truvada

| Oct 18
AHF called on Gilead Sciences, Inc. to reduce the price of its tenofovir-based drug regimens -- including Truvada -- by as much as 90%.

Gilead Sciences Awards $7.5M to HIV Cure Initiatives

Gilead Sciences Awards $7.5M to HIV Cure Initiatives

| Oct 16
Gilead Sciences, Inc. today announced the second round of recipients of its HIV cure grants program of $7.5 million to support five additional HIV cure research initiatives.

Communities Across Country Commemorate National Latino AIDS Awareness Day 2017

Communities Across Country Commemorate National Latino AIDS Awareness Day 2017

| Oct 13
National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), is held each year on the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month, on October 15.

Survey Ranks Diarrhea as Number One Gastrointestinal Complaint of HIV/AIDS Patients

Survey Ranks Diarrhea as Number One Gastrointestinal Complaint of HIV/AIDS Patients

| Oct 12
According to new data from Napo Pharmaceuticals, which surveyed 271 U.S. board certified gastroenterologists, the number one gastrointestinal complaint for people living with HIV/AIDS is diarrhea.

EJAF's New Funding Initiatives Combat HIV in the U.S. and in Eastern Europe/Central Asia

EJAF's New Funding Initiatives Combat HIV in the U.S. and in Eastern Europe/Central Asia

| Oct 10
The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) today announced new funding initiatives to increase advocacy and service delivery for people living with and at-risk for HIV and hepatitis C.

ABIVAX's ABX464 Reduces HIV Reservoir in Blood in Second Phase 2a Clinical Trial

ABIVAX's ABX464 Reduces HIV Reservoir in Blood in Second Phase 2a Clinical Trial

| Oct 10
ABIVAX announced top-line results from the first cohort of Phase 2a trial, ABX464-005, demonstrating that ABX464 significantly reduced the HIV viral reservoir in blood in patients with HIV.

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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