How You Can Help Turn the Tragedy of AIDS into a Love Story
In Shakespearean drama, resolution and redemption occur in the fifth—and final—act.
ACT V is the final act in the global fight against HIV. It’s when we bring the curtain down on AIDS.
Recent scientific proof indicates it’s possible to begin to end the AIDS pandemic. That’s because antiretroviral treatment reduces—by 96%—the chance the virus can spread. Treatment simultaneously spares lives and protects public health. UNAIDS’ latest report shows that increasing the number of people with HIV on treatment results in fewer new HIV infections, fewer AIDS-related deaths and fewer children orphaned by AIDS.
World leaders agree. On Dec. 1, 2011, President Barack Obama pledged to put another 2 million people with HIV/AIDS on antiretroviral therapy under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). In July of 2011 U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called on the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, led by Dr. Eric Goosby, to release a “Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation”. The Blueprint was launched on November 29, 2012 in advance of World AIDS Day.
Truly universal access to treatment is essential if we are to secure the first AIDS-free generation. However, currently, of the 34 million people estimated to be living with HIV globally, only 8 million are accessing treatment. That means 24 million people with HIV—including 750k people in the United States—will get sick and die unless something is done.
That’s where you come in.
You can help push for the specific targets and aggressive scale up of funding and treatment required to achieve the end of AIDS.
You can start to do it with two easy steps:
- Sign up to be a part of ACT V’s EndGame campaign. We’ll keep you posted about actions required to advance the end of AIDS.
With your help, we can achieve an AIDS-free generation and one day, an AIDS-free world.
So get on the global stage. Enter the EndGame today. Doing so will let love triumph over tragedy.