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http://unaids.org/en/resources/campaigns/WAD_2019 By Megana Sekar I’ve always firmly believed that a small action by an individual can have a reverberating effect. A few words of support could create a huge shift in a person’s day or week and advice you give a friend in passing could change their mindset. When I first heard that the United … Continue reading World AIDS Day 2019: Mobilizing and Empowering Communities to Achieve an AIDS-Free Future
To all our dancers, You could’ve been anywhere last weekend, but you spent the first weekend of Spring Quarter in Pauley Pavilion on your feet for 26 hours, dancing the day and night away with other Bruins. You spent 26 hours becoming advocates for those affected by HIV and AIDS. Twenty-six hours is no small … Continue reading Post Dance Marathon: An Open Letter to Our Dancers
Language and activism have a necessarily fraught relationship: the right words can define successful activism just as the wrong ones can undermine it. For activism like that in the fight against HIV/AIDS, one unfortunately inextricable from misconception and stigma, language proves especially significant. Put simply, how we talk about HIV/AIDS matters. In any successful allyship, … Continue reading How we talk about HIV/AIDS matters
Human Immunodeficiency Virus, otherwise known as HIV, is a virus that is ubiquitous in social, political, and media-related contexts, yet is often poorly understood. Understanding the science behind HIV/AIDS is crucial to combating stigma as many negative misconceptions about the virus stem from a lack of knowledge about the biology that underlies HIV and AIDS, … Continue reading The science behind HIV & the potential for a cure