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Access to "Undetectable" Viral Load for All by 2020: AIDS Activists Demand New Model for the HIV Response Img

Access to "Undetectable" Viral Load for All by 2020: AIDS Activists Demand New Model for the HIV Response

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Leading activist groups in the global AIDS movement at the International AIDS Conference today launched a call for a bold new focus on enabling every person with HIV to achieve an "undetectable" viral load and challenged polit...

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Best Wishes, Joep -- A Blog Entry by Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

"Joep's death is too close and so difficult for me to bear," writes Ben Young, M.D., Ph.D. "I met Joep nearly 20 years ago. ... Joep, already a world-famous AIDS physician/researcher from Amsterdam, a doctor-activist. Me, a just out-of-training, st...

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Kaitlin Erin Mara: Fighting for Cheaper HIV Meds (Video)

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that out of the 34 million people living with HIV, about 26 million of them should be on HIV treatment, according to the WHO's latest guidelines. However, only around 8 million people actually are getting...

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Speaking Truth to Power

"Violence and trauma are silenced epidemics -- even more silenced, in its nuances and impact, than the epidemic of HIV among women," writes Sonia Rastogi, the communications coordinator at the U.S. Positive Women's Network.

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Shaking the Status Quo: 2012 HIV/AIDS Conference Research Highlights

Take our brief, guided tour through the most critical scientific presentations this year on cure research, vaccine development, HIV prevention, HIV treatment strategy, drugs in development, access to HIV care and HIV-related complications.

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Trending HIV/AIDS on Twitter

Six HIV/AIDS activists are urging Twitterers to use the hashtags #HIV, #AIDS, or #IAC during the International AIDS Conference, being held July 22-27 in Washington, D.C. The suggestion will help to "trend" HIV/AIDS on Twitter, meaning that instead of...

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Mitchell Warren: Manage HIV Policy Like a Business (Video)

Mitchell Warren, executive director of AVAC (AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition), discusses how we can take HIV research and translate it into an actionable plan. He suggests changing how we monitor data and manage policy, by thinking more like a busine...

Cornelius Baker: How to Progress the Fight Against HIV/AIDS (Video) Img

Cornelius Baker: How to Progress the Fight Against HIV/AIDS (Video)

Cornelius Baker, the senior communications advisor and project director of the Center on AIDS & Community Health, he gives a firsthand account of how HIV policy in Washington, D.C., has improved since the mid-1990s and how cities can collaborate to c...

David Munar: The Affordable Care Act and Improving HIV Services (Video) Img

David Munar: The Affordable Care Act and Improving HIV Services (Video)

David Munar, president and CEO of AIDS Foundation Chicago, talks about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it affects the U.S. HIV community, including what needs to be done on the local level. He also talks about HIV in Illinois and the multiple s...

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Thousands Take Over the Streets in D.C. in the "We Can End AIDS" Mobilization

This afternoon at 12 p.m., Housing Works' staff and clients joined thousands of other AIDS activists from around the world to march through the streets of Washington, D.C. in the We Can End AIDS mobilization, the largest AIDS protest in the country i...