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  • Tribute to Bob Munk: long-time HIV positive US treatment activist and educator

    It was with great sadness that in the week before IAS we learned of the death of Dr Robert Munk, a long-time US activist, friend and colleague.

    21 July 2015 | HIV i-Base
  • 5 HIV Activists Give the 10 Worst Offenses of AHF's Michael Weinstein

    You would think that the largest global HIV/AIDS service organization with the biggest budget a non-profit could ask for would be interested in removing the stigma of HIV and working in unison with people living with the virus. But even a passing glance at AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s record of offenses against the community it claims to serve says otherwise.

    24 June 2015 | HIV Equal
  • Remembering Alan Brotherton

    Everyone at the Alliance is extremely saddened to hear news of the death of our friend and colleague Alan Brotherton yesterday in Sydney, Australia. Alan was a leading HIV, LGBTI health and social justice advocate. He joined the Alliance in 2008 as Senior Advisor: Policy, then later took the position of Senior Advisor: HIV Prevention until he left in 2010.

    16 June 2015 | International HIV/AIDS Alliance
  • Don’t Weaken the F.D.A.’s Drug Approval Process

    The 21st Century Cures Act could substantially lower the standards for approval of many medical products, potentially placing patients at unnecessary risk of injury or death. While the legislation does not mandate this approach, it opens the door to it.

    12 June 2015 | New York Times
  • Gay Men and Blood Donation - Are We Focusing on the Wrong Inequality?

    For so much activism to focus on blood donation rules is to get fixated on the wrong inequality. What should be getting all of us outraged is the reason for this different blood donation treatment - the vastly higher rate of HIV amongst gay men compared with the general population.

    12 June 2015 | Huffington Post
  • Fireworks at AIDS conference

    “We say it is unacceptable that internal party politics means that an underperforming and uncommitted MEC for Health like Benny Malakoane is untouchable. Malakoane must be replaced,” said Mavasa. The audience cheered. Malakoane stared straight ahead, chewing gum.

    10 June 2015 | Ground Up
  • In Memoriam: Mario Cooper

    Mario Cooper, who played an important link between grassroots AIDS activists and the political establishment in the epidemic’s early decades, died May 29, 2015. He was 61.

    05 June 2015 | Poz
  • Maligned Study on Gay Unions Is Shaking Trust

    In 2012, as same-sex marriage advocates were working to build support in California, Michael LaCour, a political science researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, asked a critical question: Can canvassers with a personal stake in an issue — in this case, gay men and women — actually sway voters’ opinions in a lasting way? Last week, their finding that gay canvassers were in fact powerfully persuasive with people who had voted against same-sex marriage — published in December in Science, one of the world’s leading scientific journals — collapsed amid accusations that Mr. LaCour had misrepresented his study methods and lacked the evidence to back up his findings.

    26 May 2015 | New York Times
  • Moscow police detain HIV activists over drug cost picket

    Police in Moscow have briefly detained eight activists who picketed outside the presidential administration's headquarters to protest the high cost of HIV treatments in Russia.

    14 May 2015 | Yahoo News
  • Moving Video Shows HIV-Positive Men Asking for PrEP Approval in Australia

    The Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) has released a video online featuring Australian community leaders who are living with HIV delivering a powerful message: They would still be HIV negative today if PrEP had been available to them prior to their seroconversion. The video is part of the campaign #approvePrEPdownunder, which is hoping to pressure the Australian government to approve PrEP for use in Australia.

    11 May 2015 |
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