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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 youve had enough we urge you to take action in the following ways:
Take your advocacy to Facebook
Post this as your Facebook status: Illinois HIV Budget Cuts Cost Lives - make three calls to IL House members today to fight $4 million in HIV funding cuts
Change your Facebook profile image to this one: "Illinois HIV Budget Cuts Cost Lives" (right click to download)