Yale AIDS Watch


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YALE AIDS WATCH
P.O. Box 207236
Yale Station
New Haven, CT
06520

COORDINATORS
Evan Orenstein
evan.orenstein@yale.edu

Heather Heldman
heather.heldman@yale.edu

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YAW in the News
Students help AIDS advocacy effort
YAW Members and others volunteer at Leeway AIDS Hospice and with Mayor's Task force organizations in New Haven.  (Yale Daily News)

Access Awareness Program Launched 
YAW Local members provide condoms to New Haven nightclubs with help from Hispanos Unidos.  (Spanish, El Registro)

Yale AIDS Watch raises awareness on campus
YAW events on World AIDS Day 2003. (Yale Daily News)
"Historians will look back on our time and see that our civilization spends many millions of dollars educating people about the scourge of HIV and AIDS, which has already taken 25 million lives and could infect 100 million people over the next eight years. But what they will find not so civilized is our failure to treat 95 percent of people with the disease."
- William Jefferson Clinton

The start of the new millennium marks a milestone for humankind. While the inhabitants of developed nations are living longer and better, and the health sciences are exploding with new advances crowning decades of research, there is one development which has been less publicized. In spite of all the accomplishments of the past two decades, we will be remembered for our feats and failures. The AIDS epidemic has the potential to be one such failure.

Yale Aids Watch (YAW) is an organization which is established with the sincere hope that through a mixture of political activism, lobbying, awareness campaigns, and fundraising, students at Yale University can channel their drive into a concerted effort so that the AIDS legacy is one of treatment and responsible care. Something can be done, and YAW hopes that through its efforts with the student body and other partnerships, a serious contribution can be made. We therefore hope students will see YAW as an opportunity to make a genuine difference in a fight which, although it has already claimed millions of lives, can still be won.