With their briefcases full of guidance from the London summit on AIDS, health ministers are ready to firm up the urgently needed policies on AIDS at home. As any new regulation on AIDS also concerns nurses, national nurses' associations (NNAs) should ensure that their positions on the issues are also recognized. The following article, adapted from a speech given at the ICN Forum on AIDS in August, focuses on NNAs as a political pressure group and illustrates a strategy that worked.
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