Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 3 / 18 January 2018
 

Input sought from people with HIV for presidential forum

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders at a CNN debate. (Screenshot courtesy of Common Dreams/CNN)

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders at a CNN debate. (Screenshot courtesy of Common Dreams/CNN)

A survey has been launched to gather input from people living with HIV ahead of a forum with Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

The nonprofit Q Foundation, formerly known as AIDS Housing Alliance, today (Friday, May 6) released 2016 HIV + Community Member’s Survey of Attitudes & Priorities for people to share their needs.

Clinton and Sanders are set to meet with a small group of representatives from HIV/AIDS organizations to discuss how they “can make ending the AIDS epidemic a priority in their first year in office,” a news release from Q Foundation said.

“Feedback is important in shaping a national dialogue regarding the path forward in the struggle for people living with HIV/AIDS,” the group said.

Brian Basinger, the nonprofit’s executive director, stated that the survey “seeks to add to that effort by ensuring the democratic inclusion of the authentic voices of people with HIV/AIDS to drive awareness of their lived experiences and to enhance support for the variety of programs required to both live and thrive. … We thought the candidates should hear from people living with HIV/AIDS on the full scope of needs and priorities that impact our lives, communities and our nation at large.”

— Seth Hemmelgarn, May 6, 2016 @ 8:36 pm PST
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