As the globe marks World Aids Day on December 1, the call has again gone out for people to join the fight against HIV and Aids, with the event being used as an opportunity to educate people and to remember those who have passed away.
AMSTERDAM: The ongoing spread of HIV is directly linked to the inferior status of girls and women globally, Academy Award winning actress Charlize Theron told the International AIDS Conference today (24 July).
The criminalisation of sex workers, injecting drug users and gay men in many countries battling to overcome HIV are key focuses of the International AIDS conference, which opens in Amsterdam tonight (23 July).
The international AIDS conference opens in Amsterdam tonight (23 July) amid a funding crisis for the epidemic, and a rumour that the Joint United Nations Agency on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) is on the brink of being closed.
On the eve of the international AIDS conference in Amsterdam, a South African doctor and a Dutch AIDS activist explain how they smuggled HIV medicine from South Africa to Amsterdam in a nifty inversion of the usual foreign aid story.