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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


Apr 18, 2014 marilu hernandez
Apr 18, 2014 Kathryn LeMosy
Apr 18, 2014 Charisse Wise
Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2014 Shameira Johnson
Apr 14, 2014 Doris Volmar
Apr 14, 2014 Barbara Charron
Apr 13, 2014 Olivia Hopkins
Apr 12, 2014 Theresa Cornwell
Apr 12, 2014 Nathan P. Thomas,Sr.
Apr 12, 2014 Barbara Davidson
Apr 12, 2014 Hasina Kabir
Apr 12, 2014 MIREILLE FABIANO Throughout your presidency, you have continuously stated your commitment to combating AIDS worldwide.
Apr 12, 2014 Valerie Purcellmonn Please help this country, with 50% aged below 25, to take control of their lives with the family planning tools.
Apr 12, 2014 Erika Gauci
Apr 11, 2014 Lynne Lewis
Apr 11, 2014 Margaret Conti
Apr 10, 2014 Heather Marshall
Apr 8, 2014 Janice Thompson
Apr 8, 2014 Stella bikaki
Apr 6, 2014 Jenn Ruebush Everyone wants to be HIV-free. Let's help make that possible.
Apr 6, 2014 Glenn Felll Please help these exceptional young people.
Apr 6, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 4, 2014 Graeme Collie
Apr 4, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 3, 2014 Jordi Estruells Chirivella
Apr 2, 2014 Mali Gali
Apr 2, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 2, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 2, 2014 christine castro
Apr 2, 2014 Brian Gottejman
Apr 2, 2014 azza elsherbini
Apr 2, 2014 Kathleen Serrano
Apr 2, 2014 Leigh Daubock
Apr 2, 2014 Nadia Lloyd
Apr 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 1, 2014 jim cordo
Apr 1, 2014 Mark Levin
Apr 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 1, 2014 Lynn Edgar
Apr 1, 2014 Sue Chard
Apr 1, 2014 Marsha King
Apr 1, 2014 Lafaille Claude
Apr 1, 2014 Teresa Lyons
Apr 1, 2014 Nils Anders Lunde
Apr 1, 2014 Sabrina Simington
Apr 1, 2014 Susan Preston
Mar 30, 2014 Janice Odynsky
Mar 30, 2014 Tracy Schalk

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