The year 2011 was a year marked with amazing advances in the global fight against HIV/AIDS:
● A groundbreaking National Institutes of Health (NIH) study demonstrated that antiretrovirals can reduce heterosexual HIV transmission by 96%.
● Economists created models showing that treating 6 million people by 2013 can prevent 12 million new infections by 2020 with cost savings in only 4 years.
● On World AIDS Day, Obama announced a commitment to treating 6 million people by 2013.
It was through many of your efforts, including letter and editorial writing as well as hosting events with your chapters, that this was possible.
2012 brings another opportunity to harness this momentum to continue the fight. The U.S. for the first time ever will be the host of the International AIDS Conference (IAC)
from July 24-27th in Washington D.C. You, as an AMSA member, have an opportunity to attend this inspiring conference and join a huge mobilization in D.C. AMSA is an official anchor organization in the coalition of international human rights community groups that will converge in D.C. on July 24th during the IAC.
The goal - to intensify political pressure to ensure access to life-saving HIV treatment and reduce new HIV infections. ...