AIDS Advocacy Network


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 aan.chair@amsa.org 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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Marguerite Basilico
Co-Chair
Tiffany Kenison
Tiffany Kenison
Co-Chair

Steering Committee Members

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