The 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington D.C.

Turning the Tide Together
July 22 to July 27, 2012

Public Citizen's Global Access to Medicines Program during the "We Can End AIDS" Mobilization at the White House



The "We Can End AIDS" Mobilization brought together thousands of activists and numerous organizations from around the world to march for economic justice and human rights on July 24, 2012 during the International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC. One of five key objectives of the mobilization was to challenge pharmaceutical monopoly power and the free trade agreements (FTAs) that serve to project it.

Organizations including HealthGAP, the American Medical Students Association (AMSA), the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA), APN+, Act Up Paris, International Treatment Preparedness Coalition, Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF), and Public Citizen's Global Access to Medicines Program drew critical attention to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an FTA which is being negotiated between the United States and many countries in the Asia-Pacific region, with potentially damaging consequences for access to medicines. Check out pictures from the mobilization and read about events protesting the TPP during the International AIDS Conference below.


Learn about Access to Medicines Issues at the International AIDS Conference 


Public Citizen Co-Sponsored Events

Monday July 23, 2012

Press Release: Obama Trade Pact Could Impede 'AIDS-Free Generation'  


5:00PM-8:00PM-Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and Access to Medicines Teach-in for Medical Students @ Public Citizen

Learn about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Access to Medicines


Tuesday July 24, 2012

11:00AM-2:00PM-We Can End AIDS March @ Conference Center
Public Citizen marched alongside fellow activists in the Pharma-Free "People Over Pharma Profits" branch of the "We Can End AIDS" Mobilization.

Thursday July 25, 2012

2:00PM-3:00PM-Growing Threats to Access to Essential Medicines from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement Press Conference with Public Citizen, HealthGAP, MSF, and the Indian Network of People Living with HIV @ Press Conference Room 1


6:00PM-9:00PM-"Rock the TPP" party and teach-in @ Global Village | Read more about the TPP
Activists from around the world gathered in the global village to sing songs of protest against the TPP.


For more events going on during IAC 2012, visit the official site here.


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