Dozens of national black leaders marked the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the AIDS pandemic in June by issuing a call to action and a declaration of commitment to stop the disease from decimating African-American communities.
'For black America, the moment of truth has arrived,' actor Danny Glover says. 'If we are to survive the AIDS epidemic, we are going to have to gather all of our resources and marshal them for the political struggles that lie ahead. We're calling on all major black organizations to make fighting AIDS a top priority by setting concrete measurable goals and real deadlines.'
A report released by the Black AIDS Institute in conjunction with the call to action identifies three key areas in the fight against HIV in black communities.
1. Expanding prevention work
2. Protecting access to treatment
3. Ending HIV-related stigma
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