Acronym for AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, an activist advocacy group that seeks to enhance control measures against the HIV/AIDS epidemic by aggressive public action. There are ACT UP chapters in New York, San Francisco, several other US cities, and in Paris, London, and elsewhere. The group offers advice and support to persons with HIV/AIDS. ACT UP has compiled a graphic record about deceased victims of AIDS. See http://www.actuporalhistory.org/.
Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.