Advocacy

STOPAIDS harnesses the power and expertise of our broad network of members, and deep public support around HIV/AIDS issues. We push for UK leadership in the global response to HIV/AIDS to ensure the world seizes the opportunity we now have, to bring AIDS finally under control.

Our 2013 – 2016 strategic priorities were developed through an engagement process with Members – please click the titles below to read more on each area of work.

We will successfully press for a UK Government fully engaged in the HIV and AIDS Response.

Justine Greening MP and Pamela Nash MP at World AIDS Day 2012 STOPAIDS event

We will secure UK support in keeping HIV and health at the heart of a Post-2015 Development Framework

Michael Sidebe at the 2014 UNAIDS / Lancet / STOPAIDS London reception

We will build on successfully ensuring UK leadership with a $1bn pledge to the Global Fund, and ensure support now reaches Key Populations

Beyonce from Transgender Equality Uganda, 2013 STOPAIDS Speaker Tour Participant

Beyonce from Transgender Equality Uganda, 2013 STOPAIDS Speaker Tour Participant

We will tackle the problem of Patents preventing Access to Medicines that are effective and affordable.

Student STOPAIDS Campaign members during annual Day of Action

Student STOPAIDS Campaign members during annual Day of Action

Since 1986, STOPAIDS (formerly the UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development and the Stop AIDS Campaign) has pushed for an effective and ambitious global response to HIV and AIDS.

We have seen pressure from us and our allies – in particular from people living with HIV – transform a pandemic and secure life-saving treatment for nearly 10 million people.

Key successes along the way include:

2005 – The G8 Commitment to Universal Access

2002 – The establishment of the Global Fund

2010 – The creation and first subscriptions to the Medicines Patent Pool

2013 – The UK pledges £1bn to replenish the Global Fund

For more on our current Advocacy work, please click on the tiles above, and find out here how you can get involved to support our work.