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A Recipe for a National AIDS Strategy

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There’s been a lot of talk recently about the need for a national AIDS strategy. But what exactly would go in such a strategy? Well, I’m sitting in a barn outside of Oxford, MS with over 60 people that traveled here from around the country who are talking about just that. After a morning of affinity group meetings (such as transgender, youth, women, faith-based, harm reduction and more), the groups are reporting back what on what they–we–need in a national AIDS strategy.

Just a few of the things we need are:
* A campaign against homophobia
* Research for women with HIV
* Prevention for 50+ year-olds
* Housing for all
* Latino communities–recognize barriers: language, religions
* Include discordant couples in the NAS–recognize challenges to prevention–expand access to relevant prevention strategies
* Post-incarceration reentry services
* Leadership composed of PLWHA
* Awareness made for young people that really reaches young people

And the list goes on and on… I count 11 sheets on giant flipchart paper on the walls here! I hope they post the full list online soon!

In solidarity,


Written by standagainstaids

September 25, 2008 at 9:11 pm

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