Who We Are

The AIDS Advocacy Network (AAN) is a group of passionate student-activists dedicated to ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic. We use our powerful voices as current and future health professional students to advance evidence-based interventions to reduce stigma and transmission of the virus. We seek to build a movement of young health professionals students to maximize our power and push leaders to act now to put us on the fast-track to ending the pandemic.


Each year the AAN collaborates with partner organizations working on the ground in the hardest-hit countries to . The US’s commitment to is always at risk, and it is only through powerful advocacy by our student members that we continue to make progress towards ending the pandemic.

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Every Republican administration since Ronald Reagan has implemented blocking federal funding to international organizations who even discuss abortion as part of comprehensive birth control options with their patients. Congressional action through , could stop this harmful policy for good. And now there is a .


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  • Watch our on the deadly impact of the Global Gag Rule

HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, a once daily pill that prevents HIV transmission with over 90% effectiveness has been widely available since 2012, however . At upwards of $1600 per month, the drug is not reaching those that need it the most. Since with public funding through the National Institutes of Health, the NIH can exercise ‘march-in rights’ to increase access!

  • about access to PrEP
  • with the #PrEP4All Collaboration

Overwhelming evidence has demonstrated that syringe exchange programs and safe-injection sites have the potential to reduce fatal overdoses and save lives. They have the dual benefit of preventing HIV transmission through the repeated use of needles by multiple people. However, in many cases policy has not kept up with the evidence. .

  • Watch our from Georgetown on harm reduction & syringe access

Across the globe, pharmaceutical companies are in their attempts to extend patent life and reap profits from PLWH and others living with chronic diseases.

  • Press release around
  • View AAN’s targeted at CDC director
  • about the basics of intellectual property, patents, and access to medicines (From 2016)

TB is a leading killer of PLWH. In fact, is due to TB. More to bend the curve on this deadly co-pandemic.

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