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"Decriminalization Works, Criminalization Doesn't": Leadership Panel

A panel of leaders came together on 22 July at a special session to discuss the impact of criminalization of HIV transmission and of people most-at-risk of HIV infection.

Moderated by Stephen Lewis, co-founder and director of AIDS-Free World, the pa...

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Human Rights as a Conscious Achievement: Prevention Justician Waheedah Shabazz-El Closes Out AIDS 2010

CHAMP Community Organizer and HIV PJA leader Waheedah Shabazz-El gave the final word at closing session of International AIDS Conference: "Human Rights as a Conscious Achievement"

Watch it right here, and here's the text:

"Human Rights as a Conscio...

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AIDS 2010: Global Health Leaders Say Stigma Exacerbates HIV Epidemic Among Black Gay/Bi Men

AIDS 2010: Global Health Leaders Say Stigma Exacerbates HIV Epidemic Among Black Gay/Bi Men Vienna, Austria -- From pre-conference events to the massive human rights march through downtown Vienna, world leaders, public health experts and HIV activist...

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Integrating Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and HIV: Lessons From the Field

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For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance.

At the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo in 1994, governments worldwid...

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What Have You Done for HIV/AIDS Lately? The Role of Human Rights Mechanisms in Advancing the AIDS Response

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For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance.

The UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, ...

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Law Reform in the Context of HIV: Are Human Rights Protected or Compromised?

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For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance.

It is widely recognised that human rights protections are key to an effective response to HIV and AI...

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PFLAG's Work to End Homophobia Can Help Prevent HIV

Hi, this is Terri Wilder reporting from AIDS 2008. I have with me John Cepek, the national board president of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays* [PFLAG] in the United States. John, could you tell us a little bit about your organiza...