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21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016)

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HIV Criminalization Activists Take Over the Stage at Durban AIDS Conference Opening Ceremony

July 20, 2016

Following Justice Edwin Cameron's Jonathan Mann Memorial Lecture at AIDS 2016 in Durban, more than 100 activists took to the stage demanding an end to HIV criminalization. Among us -- people with HIV, sex workers and other criminalized people -- were allies that included Elizabeth Taylor's grandchildren (and great-grandchild): Laela Wilding, Finn McMurray, Rhys Tivey and Quinn Tivey. Our chant: WE HAVE A VIRUS! WE ARE NOT CRIMINALS! END CRIMINALISATION NOW! Justice Cameron welcomed us with open arms, literally! To find out more, read our "Beyond Blame" communique.



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