Category: Community Engagement

National AIDS Conference 2012 Photos – More from Andria Zaverl

Shared Action staff members recently attended the National AIDS Conference in Washington D.C. Here are some more images taken during her trip to the conference.

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This conference was much more than presentations, though. Here I am presenting a poster on Monday. There were over 500 posters EACH day of the conference.

National AIDS Conference 2012 Photos – Andria Zaverl

Shared Action staff members recently attended the National AIDS Conference in Washington D.C. Here are some images from staff member Andria Zaverl’s experience at the plenary session on the first day.

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As I had the pleasure of attending the International AIDS Conference (www.aids2012.org) in Washington, D.C. in July 2012, I was asked to take some photos and write a blog about the experience. At a conference with 23,767 participants representing 183 countries, this is what I saw for 6 days.

 

National AIDS Conference 2012 Photos – Jordan Blaza

Shared Action staff members recently attended the National AIDS Conference in Washington D.C. Here are some images from staff member Jordan Blaza’s visit to D.C.:

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It was a very touching moment when Sharon Stone, on behalf of AMFAR, gave an award to 2 brothers from Iran who were imprisoned for helping people with HIV. – July 22, 2012, Opening Plenary (Dr. Arash Alaei and Dr. Kamiar Alaei was presented the inaugural Elizabeth Taylor Award by actress Sharon Stone in Recognition of Efforts to Advocate for Human Rights in the field of HIV to honor their efforts to put issues of drug use and HIV on Iran’s national health care agenda and their engagement in human rights issues after their release from prison. The brothers sat in prison during the last International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010) as supporters held signs urging their release.)

 

National AIDS Conference 2012 – Part One

Shared Action staff members recently attended the National AIDS Conference in Washington D.C. Here are some images from Miguel Chion’s visit to D.C.:

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4:45pm before the opening of the conference at 7pm and people are already lining up. People are commited to be part of the historical moment when IAC comes back to USA.

“Taking Root: Our Stories, Our Community”

According to the CDC “the socioeconomic issues associated with poverty, including limited access to high-quality health care, housing, and HIV prevention education, directly and indirectly increase the risk for HIV infection and affect the health of people living with and at risk for HIV infection.” Over the past ten years of working in the HIV/AIDS field, six of these providing CBA services, I have learned that each racial and ethnic group’s experience of HIV is markedly different. Despite the differences, stigma, fear, discrimination, homophobia, and negative perceptions about HIV testing continue to place individuals at risk. As a community of providers we have to continue to develop culturally specific efforts to target stigma in our respective communities. Shared Action is proud to highlight and support one such effort, “Taking Root: Our Stories, Our Community,” an anti-stigma initiative from The Banyan Tree Project aimed at ending HIV stigma for Asians and Pacific Islanders.

 

To learn more about “Taking Root: Our Stories, Our Community,” click on the link below:

Press Release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/5/prweb9486822.htm

To view more videos that take part in “Taking Root: Our Stories, Our Community,” click on the link below:

Taking Root Videos: http://banyantreeproject.org/takingroot.php

 


http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/aa/index.htm