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

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

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