AIDS Advocacy Network

8000 people die every day of AIDS.
Using treatment as prevention 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.

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 firsthand. 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.

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

AIDS Advocacy Network (AAN)’s 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.
  • Access to Medicines: View this recent powerpoint compiled by AAN leaders explaining the basics of access to medicines and the importance of patents, generics, and trade agreements in getting medicines to millions living with HIV around the world.

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