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In sub-Saharan Africa, where close to 23 million people are infected with HIV, women are in great need of family planning assistance.

Women comprise the majority of individuals living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, and we need to provide better family planning and prevention resources to these women so that they can avoid pregnancy and stop the further spread of the disease.

Many women do not want to continue having children, but lack the necessary knowledge and tools to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

President Obama has made clear his intentions to fight AIDS throughout his presidency — so let's hold him to his promise. Ask that he direct increased funding to family planning in sub-Saharan Africa so that we can continue striving toward eradicating AIDS.

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Dear President Obama,

Throughout your presidency, you have continuously stated your commitment to combating AIDS worldwide. Right now is as good a time as ever for you to stand strong to that promise.

Right now, almost 23 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are infected with HIV — and a significant portion of that number is attributed to children. Women, however, comprise the largest subset in that group, making up 60 percent.

Sadly, women in this region do not have easy access to family planning tools that would help them avoid passing HIV along to their partners or their unborn children. That's why we need to step up our efforts to providing these women with resources they can use to prevent further spread of the disease.

Please honor your promises to fight AIDS and direct more funding to family planning resources in sub-Saharan Africa.

Thank you for your consideration.

Petition Signatures


May 24, 2016 Laurie Knapp In the 21st century, everyone should have the needed resources to protect themselves from this horrible disease.
May 23, 2016 Margaret Argyle
May 18, 2016 Carol Cyr
May 18, 2016 bob petermann
May 15, 2016 Janice Singer THIS IS CRITICAL
May 15, 2016 Paul McDermott
May 15, 2016 Denise Cronin
May 14, 2016 casey muhs
May 12, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 10, 2016 Charlotte Gardiner Thank you!
May 10, 2016 Lee Sides We must help them!
May 10, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 8, 2016 Gloria Bryant
May 8, 2016 Francisco Oyarzun
May 8, 2016 Eugene Oyarzun
May 8, 2016 Gonzalo Villarroel
May 8, 2016 Cynthia Lyle
May 8, 2016 Katherine Oyarzun
May 6, 2016 Susan Brittain
May 6, 2016 Dolores Bonanno
May 6, 2016 Evelyn Leslie
May 5, 2016 Cecelia Ferrufino
May 4, 2016 Kathryn Bernhard-Brizzee Please increase these resources for family planning.
May 4, 2016 Klaus Gass
May 3, 2016 Rod Storey
May 1, 2016 Walter Schultz
May 1, 2016 Kat Karnes
Apr 30, 2016 kim wilbur
Apr 30, 2016 Lacey Smith
Apr 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 30, 2016 Kelly Fuentes
Apr 30, 2016 Emmanuel Roy
Apr 30, 2016 Clairone Delaney
Apr 30, 2016 Cori Campbell
Apr 30, 2016 Sarah Jones
Apr 30, 2016 James A C Polhemus
Apr 30, 2016 Tina Jennings To think that they don't educate these woman, more is something I just don't understand, but still lets continue this battle and win.
Apr 30, 2016 Thomas Washburn
Apr 30, 2016 gwen p
Apr 30, 2016 Esther Chavez
Apr 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 30, 2016 Frédérique Pommarat
Apr 30, 2016 Monika Selluski
Apr 30, 2016 Steven Felsovanyi
Apr 30, 2016 Susan Schueller
Apr 30, 2016 Elizabeth Dodd
Apr 30, 2016 donna gardner
Apr 30, 2016 Sandra Kemplen
Apr 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)

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