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World AIDS Day 2019: Mobilizing and Empowering Communities to Achieve an AIDS-Free Future

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

How we talk about HIV/AIDS matters

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

The science behind HIV & the potential for a cure

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

UCLA Professor & HIV/AIDS Activist Fights Stigma in and out of Classroom

Long before there was a Pediatric AIDS Coalition at UCLA, there was a passionate professor who was bringing awareness to the cause through a class called MAKE ART/STOP AIDS in UCLA’s World Arts and Cultures Department (WAC). The exhibition created by the class was displayed in the Fowler Museum of Cultural History in 2006, teaching … Continue reading UCLA Professor & HIV/AIDS Activist Fights Stigma in and out of Classroom