Reflections on the Orlando Massacre.
A few days ago the homophobic terrorist attack that took the lives of over 50 people reminded us of the fact that any community gathered together in a physical space can constitute a target, and even more so if that community is one that has been, and continues to be, subject to so much hatred.
With the High Level Meeting on AIDS scheduled to take place in New York on June 8-10, negotiations about the Political Declaration, the only concrete document to be adopted, are becoming more intense. Join a campaign at the end of this article.
The United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS will take place from June 8 to 10. On this occasion, and against international good practices, Argentine civil society has not been involved in either national meetings or in the official delegation, while some representatives of the Argentine government are planning a shopping trip.
On 6 April in New York City the civil society hearing was held in preparation for the High-Level Meeting on AIDS in June 2016.
In late 2015, Argentina elected a new government, bringing about a change in the country’s political orientation. As a result, in the first month of the new government there have been significant public sector dismissals and changes in the structures of ministries that could jeopardise some essential programmes.
The sexual diversity community and activists for trans people’s rights celebrate the election of Tamara Adrián to the National Assembly of Venezuela.
The 2016-2021 strategy was approved at the 37th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board. It is a key document for the global response to end HIV. Corresponsales Clave spoke to one of the civil society representatives to get her reaction to the meeting.
On October 20th, PAHO and ECLAC representatives expressed their concern about the potential impact of the TPP trade agreement signed at the start of the month; in doing so they joined with civil society concerns that the agreement will lead to greater barriers to access to medicines.
In the coming days, the Argentine Ministry of Health will begin delivery of the first sofosbuvir-based courses of treatment for viral hepatitis. This will enable prompt treatment of people affected by hepatitis or co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C. In this interview, a renowned Argentine activist explains the process and its results.
Through a short survey, the civil society in Latin America gave some recommendations for the development of the Global Fund Strategy. Here is a summary of the results.