Frank Oldham President and CEONational Association of People with AIDS
PEOPLE LIVING WITHHIV/AIDS ANDCORPORATEPARTNERSHIPSPRESENTATION BYFRANK J. OLDHAM, JR.PRESIDENT &CEONATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PEOPLEWITH AIDSAPRIL 21, 2012 THE NEW ERA OF AIDS ACTIVISM
NEW REALITIES FOR PEOPLELIVING WITH HIV/AIDSSuccess of Highly Antiretroviral TherapyOne Pill per dayUndetectable Viral LoadsTreatment As PreventionReturning to WorkLiving A Full Productive Life Both Personally And Professionally
New Realities and PartialRealities For People Living WithHIV/AIDSHIV is not a Fatal Disease but Chronic, Manageable DiseasePeople who are Insured Can Access HIV Care and Treatment and “Climb Mountains”!Medicaid, Medicare, Ryan White Care Act Programs and AIDS Drug Assistance Programs are there for all People Living with HIV/AIDS in AmericaThe Affordable Care Act removes all barriers to Quality HIV Care and Treatment Immediately
Complacency About HIV/AIDSand Dangerous Misconceptions “The END OF AIDS!” “AIDS Organizations Are Unnecessary” “Treatment for HIV Is Easy and Widespread.” “No One Dies because of HIV/AIDS Any More.” “It’s Just Not on the Front Pages!”
IMPACT OF NEW ERA FORPLWHANational HIV/AIDS Strategy Is “Bold, Precise, And Has Real Answers!”We can End AIDS in our life-time if the National HIV/AIDS Strategy is fully funded and implemented.Government Resources have Not Increased Dramatically for HIV/AIDS.Government remains a strong partner, but we must have a New AIDS Activism which is led by the Courageous Strong Partnership of Communities of People Living With HIV/AIDS and Our Allies; Private Sector Corporations; Academia ; and Government.
NAPWA IS PROUD OF NEW PARTNERSHIPSWITH PRIVATE CORPORATIONSGOVERNMENTAND ACADEMIA The Mayors Campaign Against HIV with OraSure Technologies and HealthHIV. National HIV Testing Day Founded by NAPWA over17 years ago with Gilead Sciences, The Kaiser Foundation, HealthHIV, The Black AIDS Institute, CDC and OraSure. National Healthy Living Summit with the Positive Women’s Institute, Positive Men’s Institute, Positive Youth Institute with PhRMA, Gilead Sciences; HELP/PSI; Village Care of New York; Citiwide Harm Reduction; Janssen, HealthHIV, Alere and University of South Texas.
NAPWA IS PROUD OF NEW PARTNERSHIPSWITH PRIVATE CORPORATIONS,GOVERNMENTAND ACADEMIA National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY founded by NAPWA in 2008. Partnerships with CDC, Janssen, Alere, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Government of the District of Columbia, PhMRA , ViiV Healthcare, HealthHIV and HELP/PSI. AIDSWATCH ---April 23 rd and 24th, 2012 with Treatment Access Expansion Project, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS; AIDS United; CAEAR Coalition; Village Care of New York; amfAR ; Harlem United; and Citiwide Harm Reduction.
The New AIDS ACTIVISM is the “Will andDetermination” to END AIDS in our Time It is through Strong, Honest, Strategic Partnerships that we can implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and Together End AIDS in our Time. We must unite and work together in memory of the more than 600,000 People with AIDS who died in America.Thank you and Join NAPWA at AIDSWATCH!