Last updated on: 3/28/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

AIDS United Biography

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

“AIDS Action supports patients who use medical cannabis for their symptoms and the state laws that allow them to do so.”

Press Release, (120 KB) from AIDS Action Council (now AIDS United as of 2010), July 20, 2007

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

“Through its strategic grantmaking initiatives and Community Partnerships program AIDS United supports more than 400 grassroots organizations annually that provide HIV prevention, care and support services to underserved individuals and populations most impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic including communities of color, women and people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. South.

AIDS United advocates for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and the organizations that serve them. AIDS United’s policy staff has been instrumental in the development and implementation of major public health policies that improve the quality of life for those living with HIV/AIDS and ensure evidence based prevention programs to stop the spread of new infections.”

“About AIDS United,” aidsunited.org (accessed Mar. 28, 2013)

Mission:

“The mission of AIDS United is to end the AIDS epidemic in the United States, through national, regional and local policy/advocacy, strategic grantmaking, and organizational capacity building. With partners throughout the country, AIDS United works to ensure that people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS have access to the prevention and care services they need and deserve.”

“About AIDS United,” aidsunited.org (accessed Mar. 28, 2013)

Other:
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization