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.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.

Published
26 August 2014
From
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.

Published
13 August 2014
From
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.

Published
08 August 2014
From
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

Published
07 August 2014
From
AVAC
Damon L. Jacobs: The Calm in the PrEP Storm

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

Published
07 August 2014
From
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.

Published
25 July 2014
From
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.

Published
23 July 2014
From
NAT press release
Mark Heywood: Does anybody remember AIDS?

Although the AIDS industry in Melbourne will be full of theatre, rail and rage, it is far too timid and far away to make anyone with power over the future of AIDS uncomfortable. So here are some of the things the conference-goers should have on their consciences.

Published
21 July 2014
From
Ground Up
Between credibility and conflict of interest

"AIDS organizations don’t represent us”; “Others are making their names with their HIV/AIDS work without producing tangible benefits for people with HIV.” I’m paraphrasing, of course, but the sentiments and the expression of them should be familiar to anyone living with HIV or working in the HIV field.

Published
04 July 2014
From
Positive Lite
Transmissions: Archiving HIV/AIDS – Melbourne 1979 - 2014

The central theme of the exhibition is the response from Melbourne’s LGBT community to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It will contain artworks from this period as well as activist, government and other cultural responses – some of the works have never been exhibited before.

Published
02 July 2014
From
Gay News Network
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