Petition to Hillary Clinton: We Need Your Leadership in the Global AIDS Response


Dear Secretary Clinton:

The response to the global AIDS pandemic is in URGENT need of more funding to put people on lifesaving HIV treatment. 20 million people living with HIV do not have access to treatment and care - and they are all at risk of completely preventable death. 

Millions of people lives depend on the United States and other donor countries, who must increase funding to global AIDS programs immediately, or risk rising HIV infections rates and an uncontrollable pandemic. The next President of the United States has a responsibility to increase the U.S. budget for global AIDS programs including the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria. 

The largest and most successful bilateral AIDS program, the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief (PEPFAR), is running out of money. There is not enough funding to continue to scale up in the coming years. Under the leadership of Dr. Deborah Birx, PEPFAR has made remarkable use of flat-funded budgets --building off the efficiencies that Dr. Eric Goosby started and making difficult choices about where and what to prioritize. But there are no more efficiencies to be made. 

We continue to urge you to commit now to increase funding for PEPFAR by at least $2 billion more per year by 2020. This plan would double the number of people on treatment supported by PEPFAR and help set the world on track to putting over 30 million people living with HIV on treatment by 2020. 

It would provide additional funding for an initiative that not only fights disease but also combats poverty and inequality--key social and economic drivers of HIV. This funding would also allow PEPFAR to scale up critical new programs to focus on young women who face such dramatic HIV burden in Sub-Saharan Africa--programs begun in recent years but which lack sufficient funding. Your leadership on the needs of young women has been critical and we urge your commitment now for these programs.     

You have long been committed to the global fight against HIV. It is crucial for you to model that leadership for other nations by making concrete monetary and service delivery commitments to substantiate the general commitment you have voiced for PEPFAR. 

Secretary Clinton: Make a public commitment to increase funding for global AIDS programs by at least $2 billion per year and double the number of people the US supports in HIV treatment by 2020




Will you sign?

  • bryn marie
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-18 18:27:31 -0400
    Sign the petition! @HillaryClinton: #AIDSFreeIsnt Free. Commit to increase @PEPFAR $2B by 2020.
  • bryn marie
    @bryngay tweeted link to this page. 2016-08-18 18:27:28 -0400
  • Bryn Gay
    signed 2016-08-18 18:26:39 -0400
  • Mark Misrok
    signed 2016-08-18 18:23:32 -0400
  • Elizabeth Mickel
    signed 2016-08-18 18:12:30 -0400
  • Bridget Haire
    signed 2016-08-18 18:10:16 -0400
  • Shayla Partridge
    signed 2016-08-18 17:46:11 -0400
  • Jean Danowski
    signed via 2016-08-18 17:44:21 -0400
  • Courteney Castillo
    signed via 2016-08-18 17:20:57 -0400
  • Marama Pala
    signed 2016-08-18 16:44:57 -0400
  • Marguerite Thorp
    signed 2016-08-18 16:31:52 -0400
  • Nic Holas
    signed 2016-08-18 16:23:04 -0400
  • Deepak Premkumar
    signed 2016-08-18 16:09:27 -0400
  • William Minter
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-18 16:07:20 -0400
    Sign the petition! @HillaryClinton: #AIDSFreeGeneration is possible if we increase @PEPFAR $2B by 2020 #AIDSFreeIsntFree
  • William Minter
    signed 2016-08-18 16:06:33 -0400
  • Neil Gerstein
    signed 2016-08-18 16:01:19 -0400
  • Brittany Herrick, MPH
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-18 16:01:13 -0400
    Sign the petition! @HillaryClinton: #AIDSFreeGeneration is possible if we increase @PEPFAR $2B by 2020 #AIDSFreeIsntFree
  • Brittany Herrick, MPH
    signed 2016-08-18 16:00:52 -0400
  • Riley Willman
    signed via 2016-08-18 15:58:29 -0400
  • Greg Hamilton
    signed 2016-08-18 15:56:25 -0400
  • John Hassell
    signed 2016-08-18 15:54:05 -0400
  • Brittany Herrick, MPH
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-18 15:51:37 -0400
    Sign the petition: @HillaryClinton: #AIDSFreeIsntFree Commit to increase PEPFAR $2B by 2020.
  • Brittany Herrick, MPH
    @britt_herrick tweeted link to this page. 2016-08-18 15:51:34 -0400
  • Adam Willman
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-18 15:50:13 -0400
    Sign the petition: Hillary Clinton: We Need Your Leadership in the Global AIDS Epidemic -
  • Liz Clerkin
    signed 2016-08-18 15:46:34 -0400
  • Mardge Cohen, MD
    signed 2016-08-18 15:45:49 -0400
  • Enrique Chavez
    signed 2016-08-18 15:41:28 -0400
  • Dr. Peter Bujari
    signed 2016-08-18 15:41:24 -0400
  • Brook Baker
    signed 2016-08-18 15:39:44 -0400
  • Tim Anderson
    signed 2016-08-18 15:39:07 -0400

Donate Stay Connected