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We are a youth-led movement campaigning for a world without AIDS (previously called Student Stop AIDS Campaign). Our network of young people across the UK speak out, take creative action and engage those in power to ensure that governments, global institutions and corporations are committed to ending AIDS by 2030.

  • % of 35 million people accessing the treatment they need 37%
  • Anti-retrovirals (ARVs) reduce the risk of transmitting the virus on by 96%
  • % of people living with HIV in the UK who don’t know they are infected 25%

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It is your efforts that help the government to focus on the issues and stimulate the companies to pick up the phone and meet with us. From where I sit I can see directly the results of your efforts and it is impressive.

Ellen 't Hoen

Former Executive Director, Medicines Patent Pool

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Campaigning with Youth Stop AIDS has been one of the most rewarding I’ve done at Uni. Not only have I developed confidence in public speaking but I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many influential figures, such as MPs and MEPs.




Martin Shkreli should be stopped, but so should the scandalous industry that created him.

Nick Henderson was a participant on the 2014 Student Stop AIDS Speaker tour. He is currently a member of the European AIDS Treatment Group and the Youth Stop AIDS Steering Committee. Martin Shkreli; He’s the former hedge fund manager that the world loves to hate. His company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, bought the rights to a drug called Daraprim, and raised the price from $13.50 per pill to $750 overnight. It’s an eye watering increase, over 5,000%, and the world was rightly outraged. Although Shkreli has now said he will reduce the cost due to the overwhelming backlash, everything he did was perfectly legal. While Daraprim (Pyrimethamine) has been available since 1953 and its patent long since expired, the drug has remained the standard treatment option for toxoplasmosis, an Opportunistic Infection mainly affecting immuno-compromised people, particularly those who have developed AIDS. Daraprim used to cost $1 per pill, but in 2010 GlaxoSmithKline sold the marketing rights to CorePharma, which is how someone like Shkreli came to be in control of the drug this year. The price increase affects the US.  In the UK, Daraprim is available from GSK at a cost of £13 for 30 tablets, while in much of the developing world, Pyrimethamine is available from Indian generic companies at a cost of $0.05-$0.10 each There are many scandals in this story, and while it’s easy to direct all our anger at one obnoxious individual, we shouldn’t forget what this says about our broken world.   Scandal 1 – Any person living with HIV needs Daraprim Many of the stories in the media have mentioned that Martin Shkreli hiked up... read more

India- Generic Capital of the World?

A 4th year medical student at Sheffield University (including an intercalated year in International Health at Leeds University), Harvir Braich has been a member of Sheffield Student Stop AIDS since 2011.

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