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Glimpsing USCA

November 11, 2011

  Above, AFC President/CEO David Ernesto Munar applauds an impromptu protest at Thursday morning's opening plenary session at the United States Conference on AIDS. At left, Jeff Crowley, the outgoing director of the Office for National AIDS Policy, addresses the audience. -- AFC Photos-Ed Negron Ed Negron is a freelance photographer, in addition to a housing...
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A Revolution of Hope

November 10, 2011

Protestors voice concerns over the marginalization of Asian-Americans, Native Americans and Pacific-Islanders at the United States Conference on AIDS. -- AFC Photo-Ed Negron Would you care for some revolution with your toast? Powerful speeches, calls to action, an unexpected protest for justice – this all occurred over breakfast, as the United States Conference on...
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A Catalyst for HIV Prevention Justice

November 9, 2011

Hadiyah Charles, of Brooklyn, N.Y., addresses the group at the HIV Prevention Justice Leadership Assembly on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. -- AFC Photo-Ed Negron. Pat Kelly, an African-American woman from New York, found out she was HIV-positive 26 years ago. Now, she leads an HIV/AIDS outreach program through her church in Orangeburg, S.C. She doesn't get paid for her work,...
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Fighting for a More Just World

November 9, 2011

It's time to seize the unique opportunity of ending the AIDS epidemic, an opportunity afforded by recent medical advances. But first, there are obstacles to HIV prevention justice to overcome. How exactly can that be done? Hashing that out is one objective of the inaugural HIV Prevention Justice Leadership Assembly in Chicago today, a day before the United States Conference on AIDS officially...
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"Creating an AIDS-Free Generation"

November 8, 2011

The "big news" of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's remarks today at the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Md., might be that she appointed Ellen DeGeneres to be the Special Envoy for Global AIDS Awareness. We'll get to that in a minute. What's perhaps even more interesting, though, is what was not said in Clinton's remarks, titled "Creating an AIDS-free Generation." Clinton...
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Twenty Years Later, Magic Still Smiling

November 7, 2011

  He was known for his no-look passes, his uncanny court vision, his brilliant smile. And, 20 years ago today, Magic Johnson became known for something else -- HIV. Magic announced his HIV-positive status and retired from basketball on the same day, though he would come back for a brief stint before retiring again. He started the Magic Johnson Foundation , which continues...
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The Many Faces of HIV

November 4, 2011

On a single day in September, about 120 people from all walks of life sent a self-portrait, with a caption, to the Chicago-based Positively Aware magazine. The end result was a striking photo essay called “A Day with HIV in America,” featured in the November/December print edition and online . The collection will also be on display at the United States Conference...
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