June #180 : What Will You Do to End AIDS? - by Cristina González

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The POZ Army: How We End AIDS Together

Criminal Injustice

From the Editor

Reignite the Fight


Letters- June 2012


Uncommon Threads

What You Need to Know

A Graduate Degree in Condoms

The Normal Heart on Tour

A Bang for Your Buck

The Odds May Not Be in Your Favor if You Don’t Know Your Status

Further Adventures in the Origin of AIDS

We Hear You

POZ Survey Says

What Will You Do to End AIDS?

What Matters to You

The Implementation of the Affordable Care Act

Treatment News

Chasing the Cure

More Black Women Die From AIDS

Can HIV-Positive People Get the Shingles Vax?

Drop Condoms on the Red Carpet, Not in Criminal Court

GMHC Treatment Issues June 2012

Comfort Zone

Mobile Health

POZ Heroes

The Artist

Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

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June 2012

What Will You Do to End AIDS?

by Cristina González

In 2011, everyone from President Obama to the media to global health experts talked about the beginning of the end of AIDS. In order to reach that ultimate goal, it’s critical that we keep the conversation going. To do that, we asked you what you’d be willing to do to end the epidemic, and your responses are below. More than half of you (59 percent) believe you have the power to personally impact whether or not we stop AIDS. Each one of us can make a difference, and our collective voices can enact change. To learn how you can join the conversation, check out pozarmy.com.

89% of POZ readers are willing to contact local, state or federal representatives about HIV/AIDS issues and policies.

68% of you already know how to contact them. Learn how at pozarmy.com

How do you prefer to contact your local, state and federal representatives?
  • 42% Email
  • 13% Phone
  • 18% Phone and email
Is the HIV/AIDS community advocating loudly enough lately?
  • 13% Yes
  • 52% No
  • 35% Unsure
Would you sign up online to join a global movement to end AIDS?
  • 67% Yes
  • 27% Anonymously
  • 6% No
Which organizations speak for the community on a national platform?
  • 54%  The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR)
  • 29%  The National Association of People With AIDS
  • 27%  None of these
  • 20%  AIDS United
  • 18%  The National Minority AIDS Council
76% of you would participate in an HIV/AIDS demonstration or protest.

47% of you would be willing to get arrested for protesting.
Source: January/February 2012 POZ

Search: POZ Army, President Barack Obama, local, state, federal representatives, The Foundation for AIDS Research, amfAR, he National Association of People With AIDS, NAPWA, AIDS United, The National Minority AIDS Council, NMAC

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