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A Season of Hope: PHR Honors Ted Kennedy

08/26/2009

This video was part of the December 2008 Physicians for Human Rights tribute to Senator Kennedy for his leadership on the right to health. We are saddened to learn of his death. Our condolences to his family and loved ones.

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Human Rights Victory: Katheen Sebelius to End the HIV Travel Ban, Calls It "Unfair" and "Unsafe"

08/25/2009

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius promised to end the travel ban yesterday during her keynote address at the 2009 National HIV Prevention Conference. She thanked the 21,000 people who submitted comments in support of lifting the ban---many of them PHR supporters---and said HHS is going through the comments now.

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Thank You: PHR Supporters Lead US Response to End HIV Travel Ban

08/18/2009

Thanks to all of you who sent in comments urging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to end the HIV travel ban. Your voices were heard loud and clear. The count, as of last Thursday, was 18,997 comments in favor of ending the ban, the majority of which were generated by PHR and Human Rights Campaign.

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You Comment, They Listen: Public Comments on Travel Ban have Significant Impact

08/12/2009

The Department of Health and Human Services is requesting comments through August 17th on the pending removal of the HIV travel ban. Public comment periods allow anyone to submit thoughts on new government policy before it is implemented.

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Needle Exchange Funding Moving Through Congress

08/07/2009

On July 24, the US House of Representatives voted to end the ban on federal funding for needle exchange programs. Representative Jose Serrano publicly applauded PHR for our work on needle exchange funding issues

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