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Members of Trump’s HIV/AIDS Council Resign


by Ana Valens

President Donald Trump has a “lack of understanding and concern” for people living with HIV/AIDS, according to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), leading six members to resign.

In an op-ed for Newsweek, former council member Scott A. Schoettes revealed that the Trump administration has no strategy in mind for fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Specifically, Schoettes criticized the White House for supporting legislation “that will harm people living with HIV and halt or reverse important gains made in the fight against this disease.”

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