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The AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition (ATAC) is a national coalition of AIDS activists, many living with HIV/AIDS, working together to end the AIDS epidemic by advancing research on HIV/AIDS. Our goals are:
1) to encourage greater and more effective involvement of people with HIV/AIDS in the decisions that affect their lives by identifying, mentoring and empowering treatment activists in all communities affected by the epidemic.
2) To develop within all communities affected by HIV/AIDS and related coinfections the leadership to provide the knowledge and skills needed to advocate for improved research, treatment and access to care.
3) To enable treatment activists to speak with a united, powerful voice to provide meaningful input into issues concerning HIV disease and related complications and coinfections.
AVAC’s Advocates’ Network: The Advocates' Network is an electronic network for organizations and individuals interested in receiving timely updates about developments in the biomedical HIV prevention field. Network members can expect to receive periodic alerts that include coverage of trial results, "roundups" that provide intervention-specific updates, notifications of HIV prevention events and civil society teleforums, and links to additional resources of interest. Sign up at http://www.avac.org/advocatesnetwork
Right now, there is not an effective vaccine that prevents HIV infection. But scientists are working to find one. To succeed, they will need people from all walks of life to support HIV vaccine studies and encourage those who volunteer. Learn more about how you can make a difference. Together, we can be the generation that ends the AIDS epidemic.
Bearing the slogan that “HIV/AIDS is not just a disease; it’s proof positive of injustice,” the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance (HIV PJA) brings marginalized communities and issues to the center of an effective HIV/AIDS advocacy effort and make human rights issues central to the AIDS response. Coordinated by CHAMP in collaboration with AIDS Foundation of Chicago and SisterLove, the HIV PJA mobilizes around three primary policy goals, including the method of research as a means of framing and answering questions in overlooked communities. For more information, policy briefs and blog, visit the website: http://www.preventionjustice.org/
International Rectal Microbicide Advocates (IRMA): Created in 2005, IRMA is a network numbering over 850 (as of March 2010) advocates, policymakers and leading scientists from 60+ countries on six continents working to advance a robust rectal microbicide research and development agenda. We advocate for safe, effective, accessible and acceptable rectal microbicides for the millions of women and men around the world who engage in anal intercourse and need new HIV prevention options beyond condoms. Visit www.rectalmicrobicides.org for a wealth of information and resources, membership information and to join our highly active moderated listserv.
- To provide patient-riendly educational information to HIV-positive people and their clinicians about ways to improve HIV treatment response, side effects, and quality of life.
- To advocate for ethical and compassionate research protocols in the areas of HIV treatment, side effect management, and complementary therapies.
PI Action is a national grassroots network of individuals—organized by Project Inform—that advocates on HIV/AIDS treatment and health care. Members email and call their Members of Congress, the President, and other federal officials about HIV/AIDS legislation and funding issues.