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A Reflection on HIV/AIDS for World AIDS Day

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

Thursday was World AIDS Day, and so today I am going to reminisce about the events in my life that helped bring me to not just care about the treatment of people infected with HIV or suffering from AIDS but for becoming an advocate for the Gay Community. 3,507 more words

Political Commentary

AIDS BILL IS HALF-BAKED TILL IT PROVIDES RIGHT TO TREATMENT

The article originally appeared on India Today.

India’s National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, began the process to make a law aimed at providing dignified life and right to treatment to the HIV-AIDS affected in 2002 and its advisory board submitted a draft of the bill in 2006. 650 more words

POLITICS

Dirty Nurse

A short story by Michael Burge.

MARILYN GOT THROUGH her childhood as quickly as she possibly could.

She mastered puberty by filling out her plain school uniform before she was a teenager, and inhabited the body of a middle-aged, overweight woman by the time she reached her twenty-first birthday. 7,685 more words

LGBTIQ Equality

"We Will Stand Against Discrimination"

In its 53rd and 54th meetings on November 21st, the Third Committee discussed actions on six draft resolutions: advancement of women; report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees, and displaced persons and humanitarian questions; report of the Human Rights Council; right of peoples to self-determination; promotion and protection of human rights, human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms; and crime prevention and criminal justice. 367 more words

Sustainability

Was Humpty Dumpty Pushed?

Warning: Mature Content and Sensitive Subject Matter.

In the ‘How Much Is That Dogma In The Window?’ blog we took a long hard look at the very existence of viruses. 1,514 more words

HIV

Dr Ramakant Devrukhkar | HIV/AIDS fight: Why stigma is still a big concern

According to Dr Ramakant Devrukhkar – The world will come together on December 1, to mark World AIDS Day under the theme, “Hands up for HIV # prevention”. 1,068 more words

Dr Ramakant Deorukhkar

The Latest Vaccine Could Be 'Final Nail In The Coffin' For HIV

Scientist are launching a test trial in South Africa for a new vaccine against HIV that might just be “the final nail in the coffin… 342 more words

HIV-AIDS