by GLAAD | Updated on 2.13.19
The Georgia General Assembly is considering three important pieces of legislation that would help address the state’s fight against HIV and AIDS.
Should these bills pass, schools will provide students up-to-date statistics on HIV and AIDS, Georgians would have a streamlined process in medication access, and a needle-exchange program would be installed to help prevent future infections.
At GLAAD, we know the only way to beat HIV and AIDS is by educating the public and investing in key resources aimed at finding a cure. That’s why we’re asking you to sign this petition and urge the Georgia General Assembly to pass the policies that could wipe out HIV transmissions in a generation.
With anti-LGBTQ activists trying to roll back progress every turn, these policies will be a welcomed step in the ongoing fight to achieve full LGBTQ acceptance in the state of Georgia.
Written by GLAAD
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HELPING THE FIGHT AGAINST ANY DISEASE IS A GREAT THING!
HIV/aid has effected me life a great deal. I feel and I know that if I and others around me had been given more information about HIV/aids things would be different
It’s the right thing to do.
The curing of all illnesses, including HIV and AIDS, is an extremely important human endeavor and should not have to be argued. Legislators should resist the tendency toward religious and social prejudices against gay people by looking at the situation logically, taking a human focus, and paying attention to the devastating impact of these conditions on individuals and their families. I hope all legislators in the State of Georgia will provide the funding and regulation necessary to help fights HIV and AIDS.
We need to get our education up to date! It isn't the 1950's anymore. Time to update!
This disease affects some people and children that never knew it existed. Research is needed to find a cure. Please approve this bill
It's a disease that kills people in a horrible way , what other reason who be needed to end this !!!
Because our children are being shamed and lied to in health class under the auspices of the biased and unscientific curriculum Choosing the Best. Our kids deserve the correct information that will protect their health.
BECAUSE IT'S A ILLNESS THAT NEEDS TO BE TREATED LIKE ANY OTHER SICKNESS....
I sign to address the epidemics and Be apart of a vicissitude of Hiv. This bring awareness to the ones that are unaware. it’s time for a shift to bring understanding back to schools our community etc... Its time to end this stigma that was presented in the 80s. This is why I sign
I signed because, as one of the over 25,000 African Americans living with HIV in Atlanta and the Georgia State Lead for Positive Women's Network - USA, a national advocacy organization of women living with HIV who advocate for changes the improve our lives and uphold our rights. HIV education, testing, social support and medical treatment—the literal foundation that allows us to identify and suppress HIV, the keys to preventing transmission —must be a priority strategy to end HIV/AIDS in the Atlanta area, where HIV rates resemble those of developing countries in Africa.
Because it's important
CUZ I SAID SO!
I'm signing with hopes that future diagnosed people will get broader options for care. I was lucky enough to have those options red carpeted for me with some organizations. I would like to be a part of the movement to have all Georgia organizations to extend those same options.
People living with HIV and impacted by HIV need access to education, medication and comprehensive care in order to address the epidemic in Georgia.
I signed because I'm a young person living with HIV & I know that petitions and advocacy can make a huge impact on how policy is shaped.
Do to Georgia not expanding Medicaid Georgia is one of the states where new infections are on the rise. Especially in Atlanta where funding for programs that reach the most at risk is running out or non existent. I wouldn’t bother to sign this petition however your loyality to our traitor in chief gives me hope that you might do something since he said it in his state of the union.
This disease is a threat to everyone! We cannot afford as a society not to fund necessary research to end this plague!
The importance of having communities out of issues like the aids will be reflect and in our future childrens, stopping the the disease now is important