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WILLIAM "BILL" ARNOLD

William "Bill" ArnoldWilliam ''Bill'' Arnold is a longtime HIV/AIDS activist and consumer organizer and has been active in developing HIV/AIDS organizations and HIV/AIDS policy at the local, state and national level since the mid 1980’s.

Arnold is a founding director (1996) of the Community Access National Network (CANN), formerly the Ryan White CARE Act Title II Community AIDS National Network (TIICANN); he is currently its CEO. He is also a founder (1995) of The National ADAP Working Group, a Washington, DC based advocacy coalition of HIV/AIDS organizations.

His involvement with grassroots HIV/AIDS work has included roles from Board Chair and Board Member, to "Buddy" to AIDS Educator, Community Outreach Director, & pre & post test HIV Counselor. Arnold has testified on HIV/AIDS issues before several county legislatures, the New York State Assembly and the United States Congress on numerous occasions. In addition, Arnold has been active in global AIDS activities as Secretary/Treasurer of AIDSETI (AIDS Empowerment and Treatment International). He also serves on the Fair Pricing Coalition.

More recently, Arnold has also invested a lot of time in raising awareness about Viral Hepatitis.