The HIV Meds Access Campaign, which The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is part of, is asking people living with HIV/AIDS to share their stories about accessing medication and health care services. These personal anecdotes help us creatively and effectively demonstrate to state and federal lawmakers why programs that provide medication and care are critical for people living with HIV/AIDS.
As you know, we’re all facing a collective battle at both the state and federal levels when it comes to budget cuts to HIV/AIDS programs. I’m hoping that you can take a moment to think of at least one or two people who have a particularly compelling story when it comes to HIV and health care access, and see if they might be willing to share their story with us here. We would also encourage you to forward this message to your network of colleagues and consumers. Please let folks know that we will not release names to anyone without that individual’s written permission.