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Washington Post Opinion Piece on Eradicating AIDS

December 4, 2013

"On March 24, 1987, the activist group AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) gathered in front of Trinity Church on Wall Street in New York City for its first ever demonstration. ... When ACT UP took to the streets three decades ago, AIDS was a death sentence. ... Today, that is no longer the case. We have cutting-edge drugs that keep people alive. We have evidence-based models for prevention. We have global awareness of the epidemic. What we lack is the political will and compassion to reach out to the most marginalized among us and make sure that they have equal access to prevention and care. Ending AIDS is no longer a matter of science -- it's a matter of justice." (Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Washington Post, 12/3)

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