20 years ago, Brazil passed the Law 9313/1996, which guaranteed free access to HIV/AIDS medication in Brazil. To commemorate this anniversary, the Brazilian Interdisciplinary Association (ABIA) and the Grupo de Trabalho sobre Propriedade Intelectual (GTPI) – an activist group coordinated by ABIA – will host the conference, “Policies for Access to Medication and Human Rights” from 9/26 till 9/28 at the Hotel Vila Galé in Centro, Rio de Janeiro.
On 16 September 2016, the 5th Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will commence in Montreal, Canada. There, donors from around the world will pledge their commitment to invest in the Global Fund and support its goal of raising US$ 13 billion to be spent over the next three years; an investment that would save an estimated 8 million lives by 2020. The International AIDS Society (IAS) fully supports the Global Fund in its goal and urges all donors to reassert their commitment to fighting AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria.
In Durban, Africa do Sul (2016), civil society has reaffirmed perspectives about implementing the 90-90-90 strategy and real challenges on the ground, together with the lauch of the publication “Myth vs reality: evaluating the Brazilian Response to HIV in 2016”.
“Is the anti-prostitution pledge doing more harm than good for H.I.V. prevention in the world?”, asked the Journal New York Times in The Opinion Pages. To answer, the Journal invited Betania Santos and Laura Murray from DaVida Collective. Both wrote the article “A Figth for Visibility, In Addition to Acess to Health Care”.