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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

Sep 17, 2014 Nancy Wein
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Sep 15, 2014 Richard Bosboom
Sep 14, 2014 Barbara Endrey
Sep 14, 2014 Fernie Knepper
Sep 13, 2014 Greatest Ever
Sep 13, 2014 Maria Simao
Sep 12, 2014 Dana Myers
Sep 11, 2014 yolanda harned
Sep 11, 2014 Paula Yates
Sep 11, 2014 kaitlin kennedy
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Sep 9, 2014 Karen Scrivner
Sep 9, 2014 Marie Plahn
Sep 9, 2014 Lynn Stary
Sep 9, 2014 Terra Smiddy
Sep 9, 2014 Bridget Renk
Sep 9, 2014 Mariana Fuzaro
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Sep 6, 2014 Cornelia Dietzel
Sep 5, 2014 mieke wilms
Sep 4, 2014 Kimberly Myhre
Sep 4, 2014 Jennifer Wellington
Sep 4, 2014 Jane McInally
Sep 4, 2014 Natalie Gagnon
Sep 4, 2014 Ann Mondee
Sep 1, 2014 Helga Lobinger
Aug 31, 2014 Lori Mccracken
Aug 31, 2014 Larry Branson
Aug 29, 2014 Lorna Davies
Aug 28, 2014 Steven Strode
Aug 28, 2014 Kathryn Pagett
Aug 28, 2014 Elissa Mericle-Gray
Aug 28, 2014 Rosalinda Rayne
Aug 28, 2014 Elizabeth Sausto
Aug 26, 2014 Judy Hanekamp
Aug 26, 2014 Melissa Johnson
Aug 24, 2014 Cassie Porter Please use your influence as US President to encourage other nations to support this necessary fight.
Aug 21, 2014 Lea Boekholt
Aug 16, 2014 maria manuela lopes
Aug 15, 2014 H Steinberg
Aug 15, 2014 Nancy Levack
Aug 15, 2014 Isabelle Woodward
Aug 14, 2014 Diane Gravette
Aug 14, 2014 (Name not displayed) An excellent cause!
Aug 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 14, 2014 Patrick McFadden
Aug 14, 2014 David Brunson Mr. President, Simply, this is not a " political matter". It is a " saving people" matter. I urge you to continue your fight against HIV/AIDS. God bless you and your leadership.
Aug 14, 2014 Paula Rutter Mr. Obama, it would be so nice if you did just ONE thing you promised, without your "special kind of crazy" spin on it! Man up and stand by your word for the better of man-kind, not just your personal agendas.
Aug 14, 2014 robin karlsson

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