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April 19, 2007

SFAF Podcast #6 - Ernest Hopkins on Pending National HIV Legislation

In this episode of the SFAF Podcast, Ernest Hopkins, Director of Federal Affairs for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, discusses Senator Gordon Smith's Early Treatment for HIV Act and Representative Barbara Lee's proposed amendment to remove the "abstinence before marriage" earmark from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

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Ernest Hopkins is responsible for implementing the San Francisco AIDS Foundation's federal policy advocacy agenda.  He is a well-known HIV/AIDS advocate and was instrumental in the passage of the current Ryan White CARE Act. Mr. Hopkins has also led the advocacy efforts of the CAEAR Coalition and the National AIDS Housing Coalition. He currently serves on the Board of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

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