At AIDS Action, we advocate for public policy that bolsters prevention and supports people already living with HIV/AIDS. We do this with certain core principles in mind:
- HIV prevention should be evidence-based, and public policy should only support the research and development of evidence-based approaches.
- People living with HIV/AIDS should have control over the disclosure of their health status, as HIV stigma and discrimination still persist.
- Public funding should be used to help treat people living with this disease.
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Take Action – Governor Baker Threatens Stability and Success of Critical HIV Services!
In early December, Governor Baker cut almost $1 million dollars from Massachusetts’ investment in HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis C support and prevention. This is unacceptable and must be stopped.
This cut poses a significant threat to HIV prevention and support in Massachusetts and will have a devastating impact on access to sterile syringes and the overdose prevention medicine Narcan.
At the very time we have new tools to prevent the spread of HIV, and a burgeoning opioid crisis that threatens the historic progress we’ve made in reducing new infections over the past decade, these cuts are not only unwise but also dangerous.
There is clear evidence that Massachusetts excels at treating people with HIV/AIDS and preventing new infections. This success must be encouraged with more funding, not punished with less.
Please act now and ask your legislator to soundly reject Governor Baker’s cut to the HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis C line item and restore these funds through a supplemental budget request.
We are counting on you. Take action now!