AIDS is Political Campaign

2000-2009 - 2000-2009

2000: US Global AIDS and TB Relief Act authorizes up to $600 million for global efforts

Nonoxynol-9 is found to increase risk of HIV transmission

2001: Doha Declaration affirms the rights of developing countries to buy or manufacture generic medications to meet public health crises such as HIV/AIDS

2002: Rapid HIV Blood Test Approved by FDA

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria is created

2003: President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), committing $15 billion. Provision gives a third of USAID’s prevention funding to abstinence programs.

The US Supreme Court overturns sodomy laws, proclaiming rights to privacy and decriminalizing “homosexual” behavior

1st US National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day is observed

2004: Rapid Oral Test Approved by FDA

Massachusetts becomes the first U.S. state to legally recognize same-sex marriage

2005: 1st US Annual National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

WHO, UNAIDS, the US Government, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB & Malaria announce results of joint efforts to increase the availability of antiretroviral drugs in developing countries

Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans throws into bold relief the problems of class, race, and the persistent legacy of slavery in the US

2006: CDC recommends routine HIV testing in health care settings for people aged 13-64

1st US Annual National Women and Girls HIV/ AIDS Awareness Day

Kim Coco Iwamoto, the first openly transgender person to be elected to a state level office, is elected to the Hawaii Board of Education

2007: In October, the CDC launch Prevention IS Care (PIC), a social marketing campaign designed for healthcare providers who deliver care to people living with HIV

1st US National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed

2008: First US Annual National Gay Men’s HIV/ AIDS Awareness Day

2009: Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes and Prevention is signed into law, expanding federal hate crimes motivated by a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity and becoming the first federal law to include legal protections for transgender people

US lifts federal ban on needle exchange programs

Sonia Sotomayor is sworn in as the first Latinx Supreme Court justice