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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.
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:
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