The Fight for a National AIDS Strategy and the Presidential Candidates' Positions on the Domestic AIDS Crisis
Posted Sep 08 2008 12:00am
Last fall, a call to action signed by more than 100 HIV/AIDS organizations demanded that the presidential candidates commit to developing a comprehensive National AIDS Strategy that confronts the stigma, homophobia and violence at the heart of the epidemic.
In addition to top-level coordination and accountability, we insist that people with HIV and the communities most affected by the epidemic be central decision-makers in the strategy. What have McCain and Obama said and done about the domestic AIDS crisis? What strategies have they proposed? What commitments have they made? Join us to discuss tactics to ensure that a National AIDS Strategy remains a prominent issue leading up to - and beyond - the election
Speakers Include: Chris Collins - Author, Blueprint for a National AIDS Plan C. Virginia Fields - National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS Charles Long - New York City AIDS Housing Network A. Toni Young - Community Education Group Moderator: Robert Bank - GMHC
Co-sponsors: AIDS Treatment Data Network, African Services Committee, Community Education Group, Conscious Contact of New York, Gay Men of African Descent, Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), Harlem United, Harm Reduction Coalition, HIV Law Project, Hudson Valley HIV Care Network, Manhattan HIV Care Network, New York AIDS Coalition (NYAC), New York City AIDS Housing Network (NYCAHN), Queers for Economic Justice, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), Sylvia Rivera Law Project, The AIDS Institute, Treatment Action Group (TAG), Women's HIV Collaborative of New York