AIDS Wisdom and the MH17 Tragedy
Field Notes

AIDS Wisdom and the MH17 Tragedy

Many of my fellow activists were en route to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne last week when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot out of the sky. In an instant, the innocent passengers became casualties of a war in which they had never enlisted. Though there is little to say in the face of such senseless tragedy, I felt compelled to reflect on the response of AIDS activists over past decades to another “war”—on HIV—that has caused incredible suffering. Continue reading »

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What kind of AIDS Ambassador are You?
Discussion / Field Notes

What kind of AIDS Ambassador are You?

“World AIDS Day” was commemorated this past Sunday, December 1st, with an internationally heralded theme of “Getting to Zero” – meaning zero new infections, zero AIDS deaths, and zero discrimination against people living with HIV. It sounds like an incredible game plan. But is it just another catchy advocacy tagline that will eventually fade away? … Continue reading »

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“To change one life is to change the world”
Partner / Wednesday Wisdom

“To change one life is to change the world”

m4s0n501 Today’s post comes from Ellen Pasquale, a new Fellow with our partner organization Thinking Beyond Borders (TBB). TBB provides gap year opportunities for students who want to solve global issues by learning the complexities of aid directly from communities and then committing their careers to applying that expertise. Ellen arrived in South Africa earlier this month … Continue reading »

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