Widespread use of highly active antiretroviral drug therapy, a strategy known as Treatment as Prevention (TasP), has proven effective in both increasing life expectancy and preventing transmission of HIV and AIDS. However, Canada is falling behind its G8 counterparts in both implementing TasP strategies here at home, and funding TasP strategies in high-risk countries abroad. Many Canadians still do not have access to a sufficient level of diagnosis and treatment, especially First Nations people living on reserves and Canadians in remote communities generally.
Help Elizabeth secure effective treatment for HIV/AIDS through a national AIDS strategy! Sign below or download this petition, have as many people as possible to sign it, and mail it – postage free – to either her Ottawa or Sidney offices. With as few as 25 signatures, Elizabeth can present your petition to the government in the House of Commons.
83 people have signed this petition. Add your voice to the growing number of Canadians speaking out about this issue.
Your petitioners call on the House of Commons to recognize that all Canadians, no matter their location or socioeconomic status, deserve access to pro-active diagnosis and effective treatment for HIV/AIDS, and immediately implement a National AIDS Strategy based on the proven principle of Treatment as Prevention.