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Action Alerts
July 20: Participate in the next CHAMP conference call on the national HIV/AIDS strategy
Register in advance for the call, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, July 28.
June 23: Call in to the next PACHA meeting on ADAP
Listen to the Presidential Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS discuss wait lists for AIDS Drug Assistance Programs across the country at 4 p.m. EST on Tuesday, June 29.
May 25: Participate in the National Call-In Day to Help End the ADAP Crisis
Advocates want you to call your elected officials in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, May 26, to ask them to alleviate the AIDS Drug Assistance Program waiting lists in 10 states (and the number of states with waiting lists may soon increase).
May 14: Join White House conference call on the national HIV/AIDS strategy
The White House Office of National AIDS Policy will be hosting a conference call on May 14 to provide an update and gain additional recommendations on the national HIV/AIDS strategy.
Apr. 21: Endorse the START study
The INSIGHT (International Network for Strategic Initiatives in Global HIV Trials) Community Advisory Board, one of six HIV clinical trials networks funded by the National Institutes of Health, requests endorsements by April 30 in support of the START (Strategic Timing of Antiretroviral Treatment) study.
Apr. 5: Sign letter from the Fair Pricing Coalition urging drug companies to provide additional price reductions to ADAPs
AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) are in crisis nationwide. Find out how you can help.
Mar. 10: Call the White House to support the Early Treatment for HIV Act (ETHA)
Housing Works urges the HIV/AIDS community to call the White House to demand inclusion of ETHA in the latest version of health care reform legislation.
Feb. 11: Join the next CHAMP Strategy Lab conference call
On February 24, presentations will include the evolution of "Test-and-Treat" research advocacy and including housing. (Registration required.)
Feb. 3: Support comprehensive health care reform in two ways
The National Minority AIDS Council urges people to sign an open letter to Congress and to send a letter to their Congressional members and the President.
Feb. 2: Apply for a scholarship to attend "The HIV Research Catalyst Forum: Treatment, Prevention, Advocacy"
The conference focuses on community advocacy in HIV treatment and prevention research. The deadline for application submission is February 19. It takes place from April 20-23 in Baltimore.
Jan. 6: Sign letter to ensure HIV/AIDS is a priority in health care reform
The HIV Health Care Access Working Group, a nationwide coalition of AIDS advocates, requests signatures for their letter to Congress.
Dec. 10: Endorse prevention recommendations for the national AIDS strategy
The Coalition for a National AIDS Strategy is seeking broad individual and organizational endorsement of a letter to President Obama by 34 national leaders in HIV programming and policy before January.
Dec. 9: Participate in the NMAC stakeholder call with ONAP director Jeff Crowley
The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) will host a stakeholder call on Thursday, December 10, at 1 p.m. Eastern, with Jeff Crowley, the director of the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP).
Dec. 7: Participate in the CHAMP year-end webinar
Join the Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP) on Thursday, December 10, starting at 2:30 p.m. Eastern, to learn about their advocacy efforts in 2010. (Registration required.)
Nov. 10: Participate in national conference call to include Latinos in national AIDS strategy
The AIDS Foundation of Chicago, the Latino Commission on AIDS, the National Latino AIDS Action Network, the Office of Minority Health and the Office of Minority Health Resource Center are hosting the call from 3:30 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. on Friday, November 13, to provide Latinos with tips on how to get involved.
Nov. 9: Attend a meeting in San Diego to help develop the national AIDS strategy
The Neighborhood House Association in San Diego is hosting a "call to action" event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10, to provide a community forum for feedback to the White House.
Oct. 22: IAS opposes anti-homosexuality legislation in Uganda
The International AIDS Society urges political and public health leaders in Uganda to reject a bill in parliament expanding criminalization against homosexuality, which IAS believes would compromise HIV prevention.
Oct. 21: Attend a training at The Institute at Harm Reduction Coalition
Several trainings are being offered on harm reducation, the law and criminal justice. Registration is required and most courses have fees.
Oct. 21:Participate on the next CHAMP Strategy Lab conference call
"Where the Money Goes for HIV Prevention" is the topic of the call on Wednesday, October 28, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern. Dial in at 866-740-1260, passcode 4272302# to join the call.
Oct. 6: Sign letter to urge removal of federal syringe exchange ban
The Coalition for a National AIDS Strategy is seeking signatories for a letter to President Obama urging him to voice his support now to remove the ban on federal funding of syringe exchange programs.
Oct. 5: Attend the Equality to End AIDS Rally in Washington, DC
On Saturday, October 10, a rally seeking an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic will take place on the Ellipse in front of the White House the evening before the National Equality March for LGBT civil rights.
Oct. 2: Submit comments to ONAP to help them draft a national HIV/AIDS strategy
The Office of National AIDS Policy is soliciting comments from the public starting today until November 13. Comments will be evaluated during the drafting of the strategy and summarized in a report.
Oct. 1: Participate in National Call for the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance
Help them figure out how best to assist in the creation of a national AIDS strategy. Join the call at 2 p.m. Eastern on Friday, October 2. Registration is required.
Oct. 1: Register to attend an HIV/AIDS Strategy Community Discussion
The Office of National AIDS Policy requires pre-registration to attend. Online pre-registration is available for meetings in Minneapolis, Albuquerque and Houston with other locations soon.
Sept. 28: Participate in NMAC October Stakeholder Conference Call
"State Budget Cuts: Is California Our Future?" is the theme. Please join the call at 1 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, October 20. Project Inform and NASTAD will be represented.
Sept. 28: Attend NYC mayoral candidate forum on HIV/AIDS
The event will take place at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Democratic candidate Comptroller Bill Thompson have been invited. Thompson has already accepted.
Sept. 25: Sign petition to ensure health care parity for Puerto Rico
The Latino Commission on AIDS and its partner organizations call on Congress to eliminate the cap on Medicaid funding for Puerto Rico.
Advocacy Groups
Whether you make a donation, sign a petition, call or write an elected official, become a volunteer or attend a rally, POZ encourages you to get involved. Below are some of the major HIV/AIDS advocacy groups:

AIDS Action
1730 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-530-8030

information@aidsaction.org
http://www.aidsaction.org

AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth & Families (AACYF)
1600 K Street, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
202-785-3564

info@aids-alliance.org
http://www.aids-alliance.org

AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC)
200 West Jackson Boulevard
Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60606
312-922-2322

afc_general@aidschicago.org
http://www.aidschicago.org

AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland
3210 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
216-621-0766

http://www.aidstaskforce.org

AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition (ATAC)
611 Broadway, Suite 613
New York, NY 10012
617-267-0998

etr@atac-usa.org
http://www.atac-usa.org

AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC)
101 West 23rd Street, #2227
New York, NY 10011
212-367-1279

avac@avac.org
http://www.avac.org

African Microbicides Advocacy Group (AMAG)
amag_info@yahoo.com
http://www.global-campaign.org/amag.htm

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research
120 Wall Street, 13th floor
New York, NY 10005
212-806-1600

information@amfar.org
http://www.amfar.org

Campaign to End AIDS (C2EA)
http://www.c2ea.org

Center for HIV Law & Policy
65 Broadway, Suite 832
New York, NY 10006
212-430-6733

info@hivlawandpolicy.org
http://www.hivlawandpolicy.org

Communities Advocating Emergency AIDS Relief (CAEAR) Coalition
P.O. Box 21361
Washington, DC 20009
202-789-3565

info@caear.org
http://www.caear.org/coalition

Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP)
8-A Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11277
212-937-7955

champ@champnetwork.org
http://www.champnetwork.org

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC)
119 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
212-367-1000

info@gmhc.org
http://www.gmhc.org

Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GBC)
110 William Street, Suite 1800
New York, NY 10038
212-584-1600

Email GBC
http://www.gbcimpact.org

Harm Reduction Coalition
22 West 27th Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10001
212-213-6376

hrc@harmreduction.org
http://www.harmreduction.org

HIV Prevention Justice Alliance
http://www.champnetwork.org/hiv-prevention-justice-alliance

Housing Works
57 Willoughby Street, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
347-473-7400

info@housingworks.org
http://www.housingworks.org

International AIDS Society (IAS)
Ave. Louis Casaï 71
PO Box 28
CH - 1216 Cointrin
Geneva, Switzerland
+41-(0)22-7 100 800

info@iasociety.org
http://www.iasociety.org

International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)
110 William Street, 27th floor
New York, NY 10038
212-847-1111

Email IAVI
http://www.iavi.org

International Rectal Microbicides Advocates (IRMA)
jpickett@aidschicago.org
http://www.rectalmicrobicides.org

National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC)
1931 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-483-6622

info@nmac.org
http://www.nmac.org

Project Unshackle
lmctighe@champnetwork.org
http://www.champnetwork.org/unshackle

Treatment Access Expansion Project (TAEP)
32 Sheridan Street
Boston, MA 02130
617-390-2584

rgreenwald@taepusa.org
http://www.taepusa.org

Treatment Action Group (TAG)
611 Broadway, Suite 308
New York, NY 10012
212-253-7922

tag@treatmentactiongroup.org
http://www.treatmentactiongroup.org


Interviews with HIV/AIDS advocates and officials.
Jul. 21: AIDS 2010: Jeff Crowley
Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy Jeff Crowley talks with Regan Hofmann, editor-in-chief of POZ, at the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna. (Watch video.)

Apr. 5: Advocacy and Organizing
Christine Campbell, vice president for national advocacy and organizing at Housing Works, discusses the Campaign to End AIDS and reauthorization of the Ryan White CARE Act. (Watch video.)

Mar. 1: Women and Advocacy
Angela Green, executive director of the Iris Center in San Francisco, talks about women and advocacy. (Watch video.)

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