[30 Jul 2014 | No Comment | Posted by ]
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E. Ross Albers
Closing session speech at AIDS 2014
AEST, Friday 25 July, 2014
Ironically for a talk at an AIDS conference I want to start off quite far from HIV, which is in my view not the real issue that binds the key affected populations together. HIV is a symptom and not necessarily the cause of what really brings us, as people who inject drugs, together with sex workers, gay men and other men who have sex …

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[18 Jul 2014 | No Comment | Posted by ]
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Cape Town/Geneva/Melbourne, 18 July 2014: Access to testing, counselling, treatment and care, as well as a lack of knowledge of one’s HIV status are the biggest barriers to accessing life-saving treatment and care, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) highlighted today, in the lead-up to the 20th International AIDS Conference starting on Sunday in Melbourne.
Globally, an estimated 35.3 million people …

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[14 Jul 2014 | No Comment | Posted by ]

The following article conveys extremely disheartening news. A cure for HIV, and/or more comprehensive prevention measures are often not discussed in our culture. The information is out there, but few feel the need to access this knowledge. Grassrooted believes in accurate and comprehensive approaches to knowledge sharing, and that is why we feel we should share this to underpin how many miles we have to go before we sleep. 

10 July 2014

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[27 Jun 2014 | No Comment | Posted by ]

(London, 26 June 2014) According to the United Nations, the 26th June is ‘International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking’. For communities of people who use drugs, it is a day to reflect on the heavy toll that the war on drugs has had on our health and the full realization of our human rights.
Perhaps the greatest health threat posed by the war on drugs and by the systemic criminalization, exclusion and marginalization of …