Don’t Let Congress End the Fight Against HIV/AIDS After 30 Years
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Don’t Let Congress End the Fight Against HIV/AIDS After 30 Years

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      The Foundation for AIDS Research

Congress is about to walk away from the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Unless we act now.

Since the first cases of AIDS were reported 30 years ago, breakthroughs in research have led to life-sustaining treatments and tools for prevention. Thanks to programs such as the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), millions living with HIV/AIDS have been helped and countless others have avoided contracting HIV.

Yet Congress may soon make drastic cuts to funding for HIV/AIDS research and treatment programs, such as PEPFAR.

A recent study by amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, shows that these proposed cuts would have a devastating effect on recent progress:

-- Tens of thousands of infants could be infected with HIV due to reductions in services to combat transmission from pregnant mothers

-- Hundreds of thousands of orphans and vulnerable children could lose their food, education, and livelihood assistance

-- Funding for AIDS treatment for over 300,000 people would be eliminated

The House Appropriations Committee is set to consider these cuts in the next several weeks. Act now and tell the committee to maintain funding for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention programs.

After 30 years of successfully battling AIDS, we can’t let Congress back down from the fight. Until a cure is developed, treatment and prevention programs must be fully funded. Send your letter to Congress now.

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    • Gregory Gadow SEATTLE, WA
      • about 3 years ago

      HIV is a pandemic. At the end of 2009, 30.8 million people, including 2.5 million children, were infected. There were an estimated 2.9 new infections that year, including 370,000 children, and 1.8 million deaths from AIDS-related causes. At the end of 2009, an estimated 16.6 million children had lost one or both of their parents to AIDS.

      We are closing in on a vaccine that will put an end to this plague: we cannot stop now. Funding is desperately needed to make sure that the research and its fruit remains in the public domain and does not become a proprietary, patented drug that pharmaceutical companies can charge thousands of dollars for, or worse: put on a shelf so that they can continue to sell antiretriviral meds.

      Please: do not cut funding to research, prevention and treatment. Please: do not let more people die.

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    • Andrey Dubovik HOUSTON, TX
      • about 3 years ago

      Its jst amazes me that after 30 years of HiV/Aids in America there is still not available access to meds for everyone....condom use will not always 100 % protection against transmission of stds including Hiv and hepatis....so ANYONE can get it but not everyone can get treatment for it....I find this very irresponsible and not ethical from our government for cutting any ways for the treatment in this country....My Facebook account have 5000+ friends and I am spreading my SUPPORT for the LIFE! Let's keep the momentum for LIFE!

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    • Jerry V Pierce KYLE, TX
      • about 3 years ago

      Because it is the RIGHT thing to do!

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    • T H FAYETTEVILLE, NC
      • about 3 years ago

      Congress do not end the fight against HIV/AIDS after 3 long Decades because millions of people died worldwide because of this disease and plus we could be closer to a cure than ever before.

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