African People’s Response to HIV/AIDS at 2012 AIDS Conference

Posted in Health by Publisher, Port Of Harlem Snippets on August 9th, 2012

Other celebrities in attendance included Sheryl Lee Ralph, Danny Glover and Elton John. “The AIDS disease is caused by a virus, but the AIDS epidemic is not. The AIDS epidemic is fueled by stigma. By hate. By misinformation. By ignorance. By indifference,” said John.

Given the stigma, hate, misinformation, ignorance and indifference toward AIDS and those who have the disease, various groups from around the world discussed how they approach eradicating the disease:

  • A Washington, DC Response
  • Some African Responses
  • Sex Workers, Cops and Condoms
  • $5 to $8 for a “Feel” in China
  • Grandma Has AIDS by Theo Hodge, Jr MD
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