In This Issue

Congress has restructured the HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS) program to funnel more money into areas struggling to control the epidemic—a move with significant ramifications for some of our nation's biggest cities. We run this story courtesy of our friends at Kaiser Health News.

We introduce you to Justin Woods, a project coordinator at the Black AIDS Institute. Justin joins us after working in the Peace Corps in Rwanda. He now provides technical and programmatic assistance to BTAN chapters in Chicago, Detroit and Louisiana.

Recently, the Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN) in Charlotte hosted a 3-Day Science and Treatment Training to bring area HIV health-care providers and advocates up to speed on recent scientific and biomedical breakthroughs presented at international and other HIV/AIDS conferences. Tamara Holmes reports.

Also from Kaiser, we get an update on President Trump's ongoing efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Finally, we provide you with seven healthy lifestyle tips to help you reduce your blood pressure.

And don't forget, the Heroes in the Struggle Gala and Award Celebration will take place September 16, 2017, in the Darryl F. Zanuck Theater at 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles. To purchase tickets, become a sponsor, join the host committee, or place an advertisement in the program book, click here or contact Wendell Miller at or (213) 353-3610 ext. 105.

Yours in the struggle,