“Ending AIDS by 2030 is reduntant rhetoric. It is meaningless without investiment in community participation”, reports Open Democracy. According to them, the Networking Zones for women, human rights, men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers and transgender people were vibrant and full of activism during the AIDS 2016 Conference, in Durban.“The key populations and HIV criminalisation pre-conferences were powerful. The exception was the largely absent voices from people who use drugs, both in the Global Village and on the conference agenda”.
Open Democracy also reports “stigma was low on the conference agenda but high in community concerns. It is a universal barrier to testing, treatment and full sexual and reproductive health and rights”.
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