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


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


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


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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Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Releases Powerful Statement on Travel Ban


Last week, The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) released a public comment on the repeal of the HIV travel ban.

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Now Is Not the Time to Step Back from Global AIDS Funding


NPR's Morning Edition recently reported on a visit to Capitol Hill by the Afghanistan Minister of Health Sayid Fatimie. This short report asked the question: should foreign aid for global health be viewed as a way of helping poor countries or should it serve foreign policy objectives?

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