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25 Years of AIDS: Global Voices

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Loon Gangte, president of the Delhi Network of Positive People (DNP+).  Source: Pauline Bartolone

Loon Gangte, president of the Delhi Network of Positive People (DNP+). Source: Pauline Bartolone

It’s been 25 years since the start of the AIDS epidemic. In that time the number of those infected with HIV has grown to a staggering 40 million worldwide. What was once a fatal disease is now a treatable condition, but advocates say more needs to be done to protect the rights of those infected ­ from universal access to treatment to the elimination of stigma.

This week on Making Contact, a special collaboration with Human Rights Watch, we’ll hear stories from positive people and activists in the places worst hit by the epidemic.

Featuring:

Loon Gangte, President, Delhi Network of Positive People (DNP+); Father JP Heath, Secretary General of the African Network of Religious Leaders Living with AIDS (ANARELA); Rolake Odetoyinbo, Program Director, Positive Action for Treatment Access (PATA ­ NIGERIA); Grace Sediou, Founder, Bomme-Ifago Association, Botswana; Beatrice Were, Ugandan AIDS activist; Andriy Klepikov, Director, International AIDS Alliance, UKRAINE; Alan Clear, Director, Harm Reduction Coalition; Joe Amon, Director, HIV/AIDS program, Human Rights Watch.

Producer/Host: Pauline Bartolone.

For more information:

Delhi Network of Positive People (DNP+) – India

African Network of Religious Leaders Living with AIDS (ANARELA) – South Africa

Positive Action for Treatment Access (PATA ­ NIGERIA) – Lagos, NIGERIA

International AIDS Alliance – Ukraine

Harm Reduction Coalition –  New York, NY

HIV/AIDS program, Human Rights Watch – New York, NY

Journalists Against AIDS – Nigeria

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