Last updated on: 2/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

AIDS Survival Project Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Signed the Mar. 6, 2002 Coalition For Compassionate Access letter to President George Bush asking him to ‘allow people with AIDS, cancer, and other serious illnesses to use medical marijuana if they have the approval of their physician,’ which was placed in a full-page ad in the New York Times on Mar. 6, 2002.”

Mar. 6, 2002

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“What distinguishes AIDS Survival Project from other AIDS service organizations is a structure and mission that goes beyond ‘client services.’ From the very beginning, we have placed a high priority on advocating for human rights and fair treatment for all people living with HIV/AIDS and providing the means for individuals to become their own advocates. By taking part in the advocacy work AIDS Survival Project does individually and in coalition with many other groups, people with AIDS have the means to become a powerful united voice for equitable and rational public policy.”

“The AIDS Survival Project Story,” AIDS Survival Project website (accessed Sep. 11, 2007)

Mission:

“Our mission is built on the principle of self-empowerment, providing those affected by HIV disease with the information and support needed to make well-informed choices. ‘Give someone a fish,’ the saying goes, ‘and they will eat for a day. Teach someone to fish, they will eat for a lifetime.’ Through volunteerism, peer counseling, support groups, and up-to-date comprehensive treatment education, thousands of individuals have been able to manage their care, take control of their lives, and help others who face the same challenges.

“The AIDS Survival Project Story,” AIDS Survival Project website (accessed Sep. 11, 2007)

Other:
Nonprofit 501(c)(3)