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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Devastating cuts to California's HIV funding, affecting 35,000+

Huge cuts all over California's budget are pulling people to action, and I hope none moreso than this devastating news:
The current proposal – offered by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and under consideration by the legislature – would take away $80.1 million for state HIV/AIDS programs, including a proposed $12.3 million reduction to the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), the primary source for costly HIV medications to more than 35,000 Californians. By reducing funding to ADAP, the proposal puts thousands of Californians at risk of losing life-saving medications.
Activists from across California will converge tomorrow to protest proposed cuts to the state budget reducing or eliminating life-saving HIV/AIDS services.
Protesters are being asked to wear red shirts to show support for those living with HIV and AIDS.

What: Fight For Your Life Rally and Protest

When: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10

Where: North Steps, State Capitol Building, Sacramento
More on the cuts in the Bay Area Reporter. Anyone going today, Wednesday, June 10 to protest in Sacramento?

In similar news, researches have recently linked States which have same-sex marriage bans in place (read that as have officially endorsed discrimination against LGBT people) to an increase in HIV infections.

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