HIV and the Church

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    At the 20th Conference on Retrovirology and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), which concluded this past week, Dr. Francois Dabis, from ANRS (Agence Nationale de Recherche sur le Sida/National Research Agency on AIDS) in France, gave a presentation, “Is the End of AIDS in Sight?” At this critical symposium on achieving an “AIDS-free generation,” Dr. Dabis defined the end of AIDS as (1) no more AIDS-defining events or deaths, with (2) less than 350,000 new infections per year worldwide, (3) elimination of new HIV infections in children and (4) disease control. While his comments seemed to indicate a turning tide, he also asserted that there is not enough data to speculate about the end of AIDS....
    On March 7, 2013, I had the opportunity to be on a panel entitled, “US Policy Priorities for Women’s Global Health in the Second Obama Term,” at the Center for Strategic International Studies in Washington, DC. The event was to highlight International Women’s Day (March 8), by focusing attention on issues that directly affect women’s health and well-being....
    Today, a new Pope is elected. It is not a “royal position,” but many – including himself – seem to believe that Francis comes to a position of leadership for a little more than one-half of the world’s Christians, “…for such a time as this.”...
    We want “Getting to Zero!” to mean that people living with HIV&AIDS and their families and friends NEVER encounter a church or Christians that are dangerous! ...


     
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    Being an AIDS Treatment Activist for the past 17 years, David fights for the availability of better treatment everyday. Living with the virus himself he consumes 45 pills everyday to stay alive. He believes we can't end AIDS without the help of every church. 

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