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HIV 2020 - Community Reclaiming the Global Response

An alliance of global key population-led networks, networks of people living with HIV, treatment activists, and our supporters, has formed to organize an alternative international community-led event. Titled, HIV2020: Community Reclaiming the Global Response, the event is scheduled to take place in Mexico City, July 6-8, 2020, and will run concurrently with the first half of the international AIDS conference. The HIV2020 alliance has decided to organize the community-led event to provide a safe alternative for individuals who cannot or will not enter the U.S. in 2020 or who cannot afford to attend AIDS2020. It will also offer new opportunities to reaffirm the leading role communities play in the global HIV response.

Published
10 December 2018
From
HIV2020.org
George H. W. Bush’s Presidency Erased People with AIDS. So Did the Tributes to Him

The essential demand of AIDS activism was that the war be seen. Visibility is the starting point of politics. Unlike other disenfranchised groups, gay men with AIDS, many of whom were white and not poor and had been closeted, had experienced the shock of elision. George H. W. Bush consistently refused to see them.

Published
10 December 2018
From
New Yorker
HIV clinic's hardest battle in treating people is helping them to overcome the social stigma

Jason, who is using a pseudonym, is a heterosexual black man of African heritage. He is typical of the patients seen at the clinic in University Hospital Lewisham. There are 850 patients on the books, more than 50 per cent are heterosexual and most of African origin. Many live on the poverty line and struggle with mental health problems. But the biggest challenge facing the team is the issue of stigma.

Published
10 December 2018
From
Evening Standard
Tribute to Treatment Action Campaign at 20!

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) turns 20 today – International Human Rights Day – and our history would be much poorer without them.

Published
10 December 2018
From
Health-e
Israel Defense Forces will draft HIV positive recruits for the first time in 2019

“We [the IDF] reached the conclusion that we have the tools and capability to allow a bigger part of the population to join the IDF, and that it is our duty to adjust ourselves to the fast growing medical world,” said Maj. Dr. Lobrowski of the Medical Corps.

Published
10 December 2018
From
Jerusalem Post
Moving on with my life: Getting cured of hepatitis C

Interviews with people who have had successful treatment for hepatitis C & what it means for them. Made for the annual conference of the London Joint Working Group on Substance Use & Hepatitis C, Held at The Guildhall London on 3 December 2018.

Published
07 December 2018
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YouTube
George H.W. Bush Is Not Fondly Remembered by AIDS Activists

If you don’t know why, then watch this 1992 video of ACT UP’s Ashes Action outside the White House.

Published
07 December 2018
From
Poz
Lloyd Russell-Moyle tells Owen Jones: 'I came out as HIV positive to break down stigma' – video

Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle came out as HIV positive in a speech in the House of Commons. He tells the Guardian’s Owen Jones his diagnosis initially left him feeling like his insides had been ripped out but those fears gradually washed away and he has been able to live his life. He says he hopes his announcement can help break the stigma around HIV and help other people.

Published
06 December 2018
From
The Guardian
India drains lake after discovery of HIV-infected body

Indian authorities are pumping water out of a sprawling southern lake to assuage villagers’ fears it was contaminated after the discovery of the body of a woman infected with HIV, a regional official said on Wednesday.

Published
05 December 2018
From
Reuters
AIDSfree: London looks to stop the stigma and halt new HIV cases by 2030

The HIV epidemic in London could be halted in the next 12 years if everybody who has the virus is diagnosed and takes treatment, a leading doctor said on Monday, as The Independent and Evening Standard launched our Christmas appeal.

Published
05 December 2018
From
The Independent
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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