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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.

Published
21 November 2014
From
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.

Published
05 November 2014
From
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.

Published
04 November 2014
From
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?

Published
04 November 2014
From
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.

Published
04 November 2014
From
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.

Published
31 October 2014
From
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.

Published
31 October 2014
From
Poz
How does a ‘human rights based approach’ work out on the ground? Lessons from South Africa

While international rhetoric on HIV and AIDS frequently invokes human rights, putting these ideas into practice in specific settings remains challenging, according to a process evaluation of

Published
29 October 2014
By
Roger Pebody
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?

Published
28 October 2014
From
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.

Published
27 October 2014
From
The Body
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