By Robert Yule
In 1992, the U.S. was at a crossroads in confronting its AIDS epidemic.
Landmark speeches by two women - Elizabeth Glaser at that year’s Democratic National Convention, and Mary Fisher at the Republican National Convention – helped to shake the nation from its complacency and ignorance toward the disease.
Twenty years after those speeches, the U.S. is again at a crossroads. The XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. provides a moment to reflect on U.S. leadership in the global AIDS fight, and a rededication to confronting its own epidemic.
On the anniversary of Elizabeth Glaser’s speech, EGPAF President & CEO Chip Lyons reflects on her wake-up call to the nation about the issue of HIV and children – and the current historic opportunity to end pediatric HIV/AIDS worldwide.
Click here to read his blog, and watch Elizabeth’s speech below.