For Immediate Release

Media Contacts:
Luke Klipp
213.201.1378 (o)
lklipp@apla.org

ACTION ALERT: National HIV Testing Day - Call In to Protect HIV/AIDS Programs

Tell your Senators to fully support programs vital to people living with HIV/AIDS!

BACKGROUND

In early July, members of the Senate Appropriations Committee plan to vote on the federal spending bill that supports next year’s domestic HIV/AIDS programs.

As a part of National HIV Testing Day, we need to let Senators know that in addition to HIV testing, they should support full access to HIV prevention, care, treatment, and research! Please help us to prevent further cuts by urging Congress to fully fund these programs now!


ACT NOW

TODAY is National HIV Testing Day. Please call your Senators and tell them to prevent harmful cuts and to fully fund HIV prevention, care, treatment and research programs!

If you are a California resident:

If you are outside California, call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard and asked to be connected to your Senator: 202.224.3121.

Please call with this message:

Thank you for taking action today!

To find HIV testing locations and services near you, visit locator.aids.gov. For a complete list of APLA’s National HIV Testing Day activities, visit apla.org/nhtd.

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AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) was founded in 1983 and is one of the largest nonprofit HIV/AIDS service organizations in the United States. APLA provides bilingual support to more than 6,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County annually and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. Additionally, APLA conducts behavioral research designed to inform the development of evidence-based interventions and assists health departments in evaluating their HIV/AIDS services to ensure the delivery of effective and quality programs. APLA also provides administrative and fiscal support to the Global Forum on Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSMGF), which promotes and advocates for the health and human rights of MSM internationally. APLA is proud to be a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national, and global reach. For more information, please visit apla.org.

APLA Health & Wellness (APLAHW) provides primary medical and oral health care, behavioral health services, HIV testing, PrEP counseling and management of eligible clients, STD screening/treatment, and health education and HIV-prevention services, with a specific focus on low-income gay and bisexual men of color and transgender individuals living in Los Angeles County. APLAHW is a federally qualified health center that includes: the Gleicher / Chen Health Center in South Los Angeles; the Wilshire Dental Clinic downtown; Behavioral Health Services at the David Geffen Center in Mid-City; as well as a mobile dental facility. The S. Mark Taper Foundation Dental Clinic in South Los Angeles is also part of APLAHW. APLAHW serves more than 8,000 people each year. For more information, please visit aplahw.org.

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