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What will a 50% Cut to HIV Funding do to Illinois?

March 16, 2012

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AFC is deeply concerned that and the General Assembly are considering cutting HIV programs by $4 million or 14%, which will actually lower state funding for HIV prevention, housing, corrections, minority health, perinatal HIV, and harm reduction programs by 50%.

Based on public health data these cuts could result in 108 additional people becoming infected with HIV, resulting in over $40 million in lifetime medical costs; and nearly 1,000 HIV-positive persons losing access to housing and vital supportive services.

If you’ve had enough we urge you to take action in the following ways:

  1. E-mail the governor and your state representative and senator
  2. Use the HIV budget toolkit below to easily communicate with their elected officials about the budget cuts
  3. Attend the 2012 Illinois HIV/AIDS Lobby Day on Wednesday, April 18, 2012

 

Illinois HIV Budget Toolkit

 

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