By Alex Mindel is the Communications and Membership Services Officer at the National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA)
Numbers of newly diagnosed cases of HIV infection in Australia have continued to rise; 2012 saw the highest annual rise in 20 years. This reveals the limitations of established HIV prevention methods and underscores the need to evaluate the received wisdom of the past. Future prevention strategies should involve an emphasis on positive communities and the installation of the positive voice at the very centre of the HIV response.
PozAction (www.napwha.org.au/about-us/poz-action) is a radical new movement that demands a central and vital role for PLHIV in Australia’s HIV response. It is a group, made up of the operational leadership of the National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA) and its four largest member organisations, guided by the priorities and directions set by the positive membership base. More...
By Diana G. Mendoza, AIDS 2014 Media Scholarship Recipient - First published on verafiles.org
DOLZURA. Esther. Kathy. Sarah Jane. The country’s first reported case of AIDS in 1984 was an unidentified male, but by this list of names alone, it was the females who gave a public face to HIV and AIDS in the Philippines.
The first wave of HIV infections recorded in the country was among female sex workers around the former US military bases. A combined medical research team of the US naval forces and the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) found HIV-infected blood when they were investigating Hepatitis B infections among female sex workers in the US bases at the time. More...
First published on www.huffingtonpost.co.uk on 31 March 2014
What a month March has been! I was in Boston, USA for the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
(CROI 2014) where some very promising HIV cure related science made global headlines but more of that in my next blog.
After a brief stop off in San Francisco and Melbourne I travelled to India to take AIDS 2014 on the road.
My first stop was New Delhi where UNAIDS India and the Government of Victoria hosted a public seminar where I delivered a lecture detailing the progress on work towards an HIV cure. More...