The HIV Action Network is a coalition of individuals living with HIV, allies, and community-based agencies. The Network drafts a Legislative Agenda each year. We advocate for policies that help prevent new HIV infections and keep people living with HIV healthy and virally suppressed, and we promote state legislative policy that is aligned with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. To keep up-to-date with the HIV Action Network, sign up here.
2016 Legislative Agenda
Issues We Support
- Protecting funding for HIV prevention, HIV health care, and HIV services. Current funding provides incredible value to the state by reducing the number of new infections and HIV related deaths, and ensuring people living with HIV live long and healthy lives
- Paid Family and Medical Leave Act of 2016 (SF2558/HF2963) allows Minnesotans to work and care for themselves and their families, and to allow small businesses to provide leave benefits
- Opiate Overdose Prevention and Awareness (HF1907/SF1569) establishes a statewide program to distribute naloxone and educate injection drug users to prevent drug overdose deaths
- Increasing affordable housing for people living with HIV and those at risk for HIV infection. The Homes For All Bonding Request would add $130 million in affordable housing.
- Advocating for Comprehensive Sex Education to ensure that all Minnesota students have the knowledge and skills to prevent HIV.
Issues We Oppose
- Anti-Transgender Legislation (HF3396/SF3002). Transgender women have the highest risk for HIV infection. Policies that promote discrimination and social stigma create further harm to an already marginalized group of people.