ACT UP stands for the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power. They are a diverse, non-partisan group, united in anger, and committed to ending the AIDS crisis through direct action. Since its inception, ACT UP has used a diversity of direct action tactics to address social inequities that threaten people living with HIV/AIDS and those at risk of infection, both in Philadelphia and around the world. They strive to end the AIDS crisis within the context/ through a lens of ending health disparities that are a clear result of inequality and injustice.