In financial difficulty, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) plans to raise R10 million in November to keep the organisation afloat. It's relying on public donations, hoping big funders will then follow. Spare a dime?
28 October 2014 | Daily Maverick
"We need an ACT UP for Ebola. Act Up, Fight Back, Fight Ebola!" That message, shared via the Internet with increasing hourly frequency in recent days among seasoned AIDS activists, has captured a growing sense of urgency for movement-level activism to address what some call AIDS on steroids -- the fast-moving, deadly Ebola epidemic.
27 October 2014 | The Body
Ebola and HIV are closely related in their social pathogenesis. The spread of both viruses is directly related to appalling governance of public heath systems and social inequality. Their control and treatment boils down to issues of democracy, equality and good governance.
20 October 2014 | Daily Maverick
In recent years, I have had many misgivings about the state of the AIDS response. I have watched with growing disquiet as the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has published its global report on the state of AIDS each year, increasingly taking on the voice of a cheerleader, applauding country efforts, commending progress and being the bearer of good news.
15 October 2014 | International HIV / AIDS Alliance
After almost two decades spent fighting for HIV treatment and access to medicines, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) may close its doors due to a severe funding shortage.
01 October 2014 | Health-e
Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, is many things—professional provocateur; contrarian pariah; enfant terrible of the AIDS activism world. But here’s one thing he is not: a reliable source on any matters relating to HIV/AIDS.
15 September 2014 | Slate
The entire collection of 225 portraits, personal statements and negatives has been archived in the Fales Library and Special Collections at New York University (NYU). But much of Bill Bytsura's collection of large format photographs of a decade of AIDS activists -- from the well-known to those never publicly recognized, from those who have survived to those who lost their lives soon after the photos were taken -- has not been published. Now, Bytsura is launching a fundraising campaign to produce a high-quality book with many of these stunning images.
10 September 2014 | The Body
Don't be fooled -- while Joan Rivers' unfiltered brand of comedy didn't always show it, the legendary entertainer had a heart of gold.
05 September 2014 | Huffington Post
The .com’s and .net’s of the world have a new, more charitable neighbor to welcome online. A new initiative called dotHIV officially launched Tuesday with plans to sell .HIV domain names to web creators as part of a fundraising effort to fight and prevent HIV and AIDS. Companies and individuals can purchase .HIV domain names for $179, and a small donation will be made to an HIV- or AIDS-related charity each time a web user visits the site.
26 August 2014 | Re/code
As an AIDS activist in the early 1990s, Gregg Gonsalves traveled to Washington to challenge the Food and Drug Administration. Gonsalves was part of the confrontational group AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, which staged protests outside the FDA's headquarters, disrupted its public meetings and pressured its leaders into speeding up the approval of experimental drugs for patients dying of AIDS. A quarter century later, Gonsalves still travels to Washington, but with a different agenda: to defend the FDA.
13 August 2014 | ABC