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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS is a body responsible for providing recommendations and information to the president, as well as overseeing the nation's strategy for combating the illness. On Friday, six members of the council resigned, writing in an op-ed published in Newsweek that they can no longer be effective under a "president who simply does not care." The letter was written by Scott Schoettes, who was joined by five other members: Lucy Bradley-Springer, Gina Brown, Ulysses Burley III, Michelle Ogle and Grissel Granados. In the letter, he explains President Donald Trump's administration hasn't taken steps to formulate a strategy for combating the illness, "and -- most concerning -- pushes legislation that will harm people living with HIV and halt or reverse important gains made in the fight against this disease."

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The letter particularly singled out the administration's efforts to scale back the Affordable Care Act, saying that the law has resulted in "gains in the percentage of people with HIV who know their status, the percentage engaged in care [and] the percentage receiving successful treatment."

The proposals to replace the ACA with the American Health Care Act "would be particularly devastating for people living with HIV." ...

Under the President Barack Obama, the council helped the administration craft a new national strategy, designed to reduce infections, increase access to care, reduce health inequalities, and coordinate a national response.

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#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-06-18 07:34 PM | Reply

Donald's going to make some people reconsider their belief in and concepts of the demonic.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2017-06-18 07:47 PM | Reply

I thought Ivanka had his ear on this sort of stuff.

#3 | Posted by Sezu at 2017-06-20 08:57 AM | Reply

Quitters never win.

#4 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-06-20 11:14 AM | Reply

Quitters never win.

#4 | POSTED BY CHUFFY

Just ask Sister Sarah.

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-06-20 11:23 AM | Reply

In the sum, this is not good.

#6 | Posted by fresno500 at 2017-06-20 11:24 AM | Reply

Quitters never win.

Unless you are an addict, then it is a total win...

#7 | Posted by mattm at 2017-06-20 01:09 PM | Reply

If the choice is quit or participate in the destruction of everything you have worked for quitting is definitely a win

#8 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-06-20 01:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

A powerful statement, directed, alas, at an administration that seemingly knows no shame.

#9 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2017-06-20 07:42 PM | Reply

The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS: President Trump, your new health bill will be devastating to people who have contracted AIDs.

Trump: I like ----- who didn't get AIDs, OK?!

#10 | Posted by Sully at 2017-06-21 11:20 AM | Reply

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