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Legislative Agendas

2011–2012 Federal Policy Agenda

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Top Priorities:

• Improve treatment and care services for older adults with HIV, as well as increase HIV prevention services for adults over 50.

• Develop HIV prevention strategies for people in correctional facilities.

• Reform blood donation policy to allow low-risk gay and bisexual male donors while improving blood safety.

• Implement community level prevention programs that address anti-gay bias and other structural drivers of HIV vulnerability to improve the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

• Promote implementation of the President's Plan for Emergency Relief's (PEPFAR) guidelines for HIV prevention among men who have sex with men (MSM).

• Defund all federal abstinence-only-until-marriage programs.

New York City Policy Agenda 2010–2011

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Executive Summary:
GMHC strongly urges action on the recommendations laid out in this policy agenda.  These recommendations spell out some steps that will avert new infections and adequately treat, care for and offer support to those already living with HIV.

GMHC Federal Policy Agenda, 2009

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GMHC State Policy Agenda, 2009

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GMHC City Policy Agenda, 2008

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For more information on GMHC Legislative Agengas, please contact ericar@gmhc.org or call 212.367.1587.