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  • CDC Releases Audit of Shuttered AIDS Group NAPWA

    The Petrelis Files blog looks at the CDC audit of the National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA), which declared bankruptcy and closed in 2013.

    21 November 2014 | Poz magazine news
  • UK has 'signed a death warrant' for South Africans with HIV-Aids

    One of the world’s leading Aids activists has accused Britain of “signing a death warrant” for South Africans in need of treatment after withdrawing aid from the Treatment Action Campaign, which now faces ruin.

    05 November 2014 | The Guardian
  • Nigeria: HIV Positive Persons Barricade NACA to Protest Living Conditions

    People living with HIV/AIDS, yesterday laid siege at the entrance of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) Abuja, to protest what they described as their poor condition of living, which they said, has increased their mortality rate to 20,000 every month.

    04 November 2014 | AllAfrica
  • Why Michael Weinstein Gets Blamed for PrEP Myths

    Michael Weinstein was a pioneer in fighting the stigma around HIV since the early 1980s. So why are people so upset with his activism these days?

    04 November 2014 | The Advocate
  • 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health: TB activists speak out

    At a symposium on Saturday entitled “Community driven solutions: present perspectives and future vision”, four community TB activists shared their goals and challenges as they work to elevate tuberculosis awareness and ensure humane supportive care to patients with tuberculosis.

    04 November 2014 | Science Speaks
  • Michelle Thornber-Dunwell, the Mother of Vauxhall

    She took in lost boys when she owned her Tanning Shop, and now she writes to educate doctors on drugs.

    31 October 2014 | QX
  • Positive Politics: Few elected officials are openly living with HIV/AIDS

    As the nation prepares for Tuesday’s midterms, some voters will have the chance to elect openly HIV-positive candidates. Among those political hopefuls are Todd Heywood and Michael Petrelis.

    31 October 2014 | Poz
  • November: TAC's critical R10-million month

    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
  • Acting Up for Ebola: International HIV Activists Launch Solidarity Call

    "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
  • Mark Heywood: Ebola’s rapid death march - It’s time we learnt

    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
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