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Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Sharply Cut HIV And Chronic Disease Prevention, Eliminate HIV Care Programs

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV/AIDS, LGBT Health | No Comments
This week, President Trump released a proposed budget that, if enacted, would sharply reduce spending for healthcare and disease prevention. The proposed budget would cut Medicaid by $800 billion over 10 years. It would also cut the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) by 20% over the next two years. One in three American children—46 million in total—receive health care either through Medicaid or CHIP. People living with HIV, Black and Latino people, and the children living in these families would be among those most affected by Trump’s $4 trillion budget, which sets government spending priorities for the fiscal year that 
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Volunteers Needed For New PrEP Study That Could Revolutionize HIV Prevention

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS, Research, The Fenway Institute | No Comments
Increased public awareness and use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been tremendously powerful in the global battle against HIV/AIDS. Studies have shown that, when taken as a daily pill, PrEP is 92-99% effective at preventing HIV infections in HIV-negative individuals. However, as with any daily medication, strict adherence is the key to success – and, for many people, this may become a barrier to PrEP’s effectiveness. The Fenway Institute is serving as a site for a new study, HPTN 083, that explores whether injectable, long-acting PrEP, is a viable alternative to oral PrEP. Injectable PrEP has the potential to truly 
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Why I Walk: Kathy Gonzalez

By | AIDS Action Committee, AIDS Walk & 5K Run Boston, Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV/AIDS | No Comments
Like many people who will be hitting the pavement on June 4 for the AIDS Walk and Run Boston, Kathy Gonzalez will be there for her loved ones. Her brother Albert was diagnosed with AIDS in 1988, and her sister Judith is living with HIV today. Since Albert passed away in 1994 at just 31, the epidemic has felt very personal for her family. “Losing our brother was very hard for us,” she said. “And just a few years after we lost my brother, my older sister was also diagnosed with HIV. Luckily, with advancements in medicine, and thanks for 
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HIV Advocacy Has a New Champion in Representative Jack Lewis

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During the recent House budget deliberation, Representative Jack Lewis of Ashland and Framingham secured a nearly unprecedented $1 million in additional funding for HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C programming across Massachusetts. This increase continues to close the gap after Governor Baker cut the HIV/Hepatitis C line item by $4.8 million and the House Ways & Means Committee reduced the cut to $3.8M. We call on the Massachusetts Senate to finish the job and fund the HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C line item at a minimum of $33.1 million in FY18. Shortly after securing the funding increase in the House Budget, Representative Lewis 
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HIV Vaccines Could Vastly Improve HIV Prevention – And You Can Help

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There were a reported 2.1 million new HIV infections in 2015, and 36.7 million people are currently living with HIV/AIDS globally. Vaccines could be an incredibly powerful tool in the fight against HIV/AIDS, with the potential to dramatically reduce the number of new HIV infections around the world. In continuation of Fenway Health’s decades-long commitment to treating and preventing HIV/AIDS, The Fenway Institute is excited to serve as a study site for several HIV vaccine trials, including HVTN 108. HVTN 108 will examine both tolerability of a new HIV vaccine and the immune system’s response to it. It’s important to 
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