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Participate in World AIDS Day - December 1
World AIDS DayCheck out the World AIDS Day Toolkit for ideas on how to get involved.

AIDS Advocacy Network

8000 people die every day of AIDS.
This year for the first time science shows we can end the epidemic. Let's work together to fight this global crisis.

The AIDS Advocacy Network (AAN) is health professional students dedicated to creating a national network focused on advocating for the fight against the global AIDS pandemic. We have representatives at a growing number of medical, public health, and nursing schools around the country all working to coordinate efforts to have the strongest voice possible.

AAN’s Campaigns

Contact for more information and to join any of our campaigns!

  • Save funding for HIV/AIDS: Support our work to fully fund PEPFAR (U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.

  • Find the Cure: The first annual AIDS Cure Day is October 5th but find out how you can be involved throughout the year.

  • Harm Reduction: Join us in the fight to restore the ability to use federal funding for syringe exchanges.

HIV/AIDS History

What will we say to our children when they ask... "What did you do when you knew about the plague of AIDS?" The AIDS pandemic did not happen overnight. The 42 million people who are currently infected with HIV are the victims of a global failure to mobilize. In order to understand what challenges we face in seeking to overcome this failure and turn the tide against this disease, it is important that we know the history of the pandemic and how we have come to be where we are today.

History of the Pandemic & Activist Movement

Get Involved

Review the resources here to learn more about the AIDS epidemic in this country and around the world. And to really understand the epidemic, talk with people who have experienced it first hand. Get involved with an organization that serves people living with AIDS in your area or help others understand by joining AAN and getting involved in planning awareness-raising events at your school.

AIDS Advocacy Network Activist Toolkit

AIDS, Advocacy and Action

Take Action During the Elections -- Make AIDS the Candidate's Issue

Put Our Issue in the Press


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  • Steering Committee Members
    Katrina Ciraldo
    Alison Case
    Reshma Ramachandran
    Amanda Lynn Marshall
    Nina Woolley
    Avanthi Jayaweera
    Keanan McGonigle
    Jean Lee

Open Access Week

October 20-26, 2014
Open Access Week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. Learn more.

Open Access Week

Raise Funds & Awareness

Put your money where your mouth is. Fundraisers are easy to organize, fun to run, and have an immediate impact on the minds of the people who donate and the hearts of those who receive. While students are encouraged to raise funds for any AIDS organization that they support, we encourage you to see what other AMSA chapters have done to raise funds at their schools.