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Mixner What Happened to Silence Equal Death


Civil rights activist and former Clinton consultant David Mixner has written an article for DC Agenda about the spread of HIV, something he says gay people like to "pretend no longer exists" in the era of battles surrounding marriage equality and "don't ask, don't tell."

Mixner writes, "Not only did HIV never leave the gay community, it's getting worse. New HIV infections among gay men have doubled in the last 15 years. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention reported that gay and bisexual men are more than 44 times as likely as straight men to test positive for HIV. But instead of increasing funding in response, states are slashing their prevention budgets.

"Amid this crisis, the silence from our community is deafening. Where's the outrage? Where's the protest?"

Mixner calls on gay men and women to "end our collective silence about HIV" so that gay rights groups will put prevention back on the agenda.

Read the full article here.

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