The HIV/AIDS epidemic is driven by racial, economic and gender inequalities that put certain communities at higher risk, including gay men of all races, women of color and drug users. VOCAL’s community organizing and campaigns address the root causes of the epidemic such as homelessness, poverty and mass incarceration. We believe that people living with HIV/AIDS should remain at the forefront of campaigns to ensure decent and affordable housing, quality healthcare, and economic security to meet their basic needs.
Current campaign issues include:
– Affordable housing to prevent homelessness
– Syringe access
– Saving supportive housing programs
VOCAL is committed to the Denver Principles, a key document in the history of self-empowerment by people living with HIV/AIDS, and to acting in solidarity with people living with HIV/AIDS elsewhere around the world.