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  • The Enfant Terrible of AIDS Activism Reaches a New Low

    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
  • New Book to Feature a Decade of Early AIDS Activists' Portraits

    The entire collection of 225 portraits, personal statements and negatives has been archived in the Fales Library and Special Collections at New York University (NYU).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
  • Joan Rivers Didn't Just Tell Jokes. She Fought For AIDS Patients And Suicide Prevention, Too

    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
  • .HIV Web Domain Fights AIDS One Click at a Time

    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
  • AIDS Activist Takes up a New Fight: Defending FDA

    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
  • An Activist's Welcome -- and a Friendly Challenge -- to NYC's New HIV Head

    Now a high-level appointment at New York City's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has given city activists hope that the department is getting serious about countering the epidemic in new HIV infections among men who have sex with men.

    08 August 2014 | The Body
  • Corporate leaders must stand up for LGBT rights in Africa

    AVAC and partners are putting public pressure on US corporations who will be meeting with African leaders during the week of August 4th in Washington DC. We are working in coalition to develop a sign-on statement that will be published in media outlets and complemented by country-based advocacy in Africa, asking US corporations that have made public commitments to human rights, including rights for LGBT individuals, ask African governments to provide the same protections for their citizens

    07 August 2014 | AVAC
  • Damon L. Jacobs: The Calm in the PrEP Storm

    A profile of Damon L. Jacobs, US PrEP advocate.

    07 August 2014 | My Fabulous Disease
  • Activists Hold Die-In to Protest High Price of Gilead’s Hepatitis C Drug

    Treatment activists at the 20th International AIDS Conference held a die-in to protest the exorbitant pricing of Sovaldi (sofosbuvir), Gilead’s new hepatitis C virus (HCV) drug. As Gregg Alton, Gilead’s executive vice president of corporate and medical affairs, spoke, activists brought him a liver on a silver platter while chanting “Pills Cost Pennies, Greed Costs Lives,” “Shame, Shame, Shame,” and “Pharma Greed Kills.” Their signs said, “Wanted: Crimes Against Access,” “Hep C Criminal,” and “Gilead Kills” as the O’Jay’s “For the Love of Money” blared in the background.

    25 July 2014 | Treatment Action Group
  • NAT tribute to Martine de Schutter

    Martine de Schutter from the Dutch sexual health and HIV organisation Aids Fonds was one of the victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. NAT wishes to pay tribute to a tireless and inspiring colleague who has been for many years central to improving the response to HIV across the European region.

    23 July 2014 | NAT press release
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