This collection documents the founding, administration and work of the Mobilization Against AIDS also known as the MOB. MOB
was primarily a lobbying organization working against anti-AIDS initiatives and governmental policies, promoting the testing
of new AIDS Drugs, and generally drawing attention to the AIDS epidemic around the world. They are best known for their AIDS
Dance-a-thon fundraiser and the International AIDS Candlelight Vigil outreach activity.
The Mobilization Against AIDS is a California-based national advocacy and lobbying organization that works to safeguard civil
rights and to assure adequate treatment for all HIV-infected individuals. The Mobilization was formed in San Francisco in
1984 as a non-partisan activist organization. The organization was founded on the positive energy generated from the March
for Lesbian and Gay Rights at the National Democratic Convention. It is one of the oldest AIDS activist groups in the world,
having been founded just three years after AIDS was identified.
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