Peter Piot, the former director of UNAIDS has called on the AIDS movement to take a cold, hard look at the lessons learned, and counter what he sees as the dangerous myths that could lead to a collective state of denial.
Volando Cometas, a Spanish-language kids book, introduces children to HIV.
From the article,
Daniel is a young boy whose Aunt Nieves invites him and his parents over to her beachside house for the weekend. Before the trip, Daniel overhears his parents say that Nieves is sick. The story explains Daniel’s learning process about his HIV-positive aunt. With the help of Nieves and her supportive boyfriend, Enrique, Daniel gains a greater understanding of HIV.
The evidence suggests that Heroin-Assisted Treatment (HAT) slashes heroin-related deaths and HIV infection, since users are shooting up under medical supervision. It also drastically reduces heroin-related crime, since people have no need to steal to get money for a fix. Some studies find that HAT actually works better than other opioid substitution treatments, such as methadone or buprenorphine.
"You’re worth being told that you are more than some positive or negative symbol. You need to hear that an HIV status doesn’t make you damaged goods. And if you haven’t heard it before, please allow me to be the first to say to you: You are not a failure.” Inspiring op-ed in the Huffington Post by singer Jamar Rogers!!!