Mobilizing in All Places, at All Levels

HIV Prevention in the United States: Mobilizing to End the Epidemic

Mobilizing in All Places, at All Levels

Since the earliest days of HIV, collaboration and mobilization have been at the heart of efforts to confront it.

When the toll of AIDS first became clear in the 1980s, activists banded together to demand research, funding, and other action. When HIV infections increased among Black Americans and other racial/ethnic groups, civic and media organizations joined advocates and government agencies to mobilize their communities. As powerful treatment and prevention tools emerged in recent years, places from New York City to East Baton Rouge, Louisiana mobilized to deliver them effectively.

In the same way, collaboration and mobilization are the keys to ending the epidemic today. Our success will depend on coordinated action by all stakeholders, from community leaders to medical providers, federal agencies to local health departments, people with HIV to people who could benefit from prevention services.

Each of us has a role to play
to end HIV, and every American
will benefit from our success.