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AIDS 2006; Toronto, Canada; August 13-18, 2006

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PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV

Keith Green
U.S. activist and writer
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Henry Luyombya
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Nina Martinez
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Dorothy Onyango
Kenyan leader
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Loreen Willenberg
Long-term nonprogressor
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HIV PREVENTION EDUCATORS

Juanita Chacon and Monica Berlanga
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Kerrel McKay
Jamaican peer educator
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Beth Pellettieri
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Sarah Stumbar
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Dr. Robert Zielony
U.S. HIV prevention educator
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ACTIVISTS

Rev. Brent Hawkes
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John James
AIDS Treatment News founder
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Matthew Kavanagh and Laura Frye
U.S. health care activists
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Ilana Landsberg-Lewis
Grandmothers' Gathering leader
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Ahmed Malah
Egyptian peer educator
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Mark Milano
U.S. activist
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Prossy Mutekanga
Ugandan activist
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Salome Rakgwale
Grandmothers' Gathering participant
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David Scondras
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Claire Thiboutot
Montreal sex workers' leader
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RESEARCHERS

Dr. Todd Brown
Metabolic complications researcher
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Dr. Myron Cohen
HIV transmission researcher
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Dr. Phyllis Tien
Hepatitis C researcher
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Dr. Bruce Walker
Long-term nonprogressor researcher
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MUSIC

"Amazing Grace"
Grandmothers' Gathering sing-along
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Soul Influence Septet
Grandmothers' Gathering performers
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Activists

Mark Milano
Mark Milano
Mark Milano participated in many of the protests at AIDS 2006. He explains why in his interview with The Body.
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David Scondras
David Scondras
David Scondras has been an AIDS activist for more than 20 years and he has attended many International AIDS Conferences. He discusses some of AIDS 2006's highlights.
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Claire Thiboutot, Stella
Bonnie Goldman talks with Claire Thiboutot, the director of Stella, a sex worker advocacy and support group based in Montreal.
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HIV Prevention Educators

Kerrel McKay
Kerrel McKay
In a touching and tearful interview with The Body's Sarah Warmus, Kerrel McKay recounts her HIV-positive father's story and her decision to advocate for young people who are infected and affected by HIV around the world.
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People Living With HIV

Keith Green
Keith Green
Enthusiastic as always, Keith Green marvels about the historic African-American presence at AIDS 2006 in his interview with The Body.
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Henry Luyombya
Henry Luyombya
Henry Luyombya, a 26-year-old HIV-positive Ugandan, shares the story of his struggle with his diagnosis and discusses how it drove him to advocate for greater youth involvement in HIV prevention and policy.
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Nina Martinez
Nina Martinez
As a six-week-old infant, Nina Martinez contracted HIV through a blood transfusion. Now 23 and attending her first AIDS Conference, Nina recounts her story to The Body.
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Dorothy Onyango
Dorothy Onyango, Women Fighting AIDS in Kenya
Kenyan Dorothy Onyango, who is HIV-positive, began her AIDS organization more than 10 years ago. Ms. Onyango spoke with Bonnie Goldman about the shortage of HIV medication in Kenya and the challenge of disclosing her HIV status to her children.
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Loreen Willenberg
Loreen Willenberg
Meet Loreen Willenberg, part of a tiny group of privileged HIV-positive people. She's an "elite controller," i.e., her viral load has remained undetectable for years, even though she has never taken HIV medications. She is one of the participants in a study led by Bruce Walker, M.D., that will attempt to figure out what makes "elite controllers" able to naturally fight off HIV. For more on the study, see The Body's interview with Dr. Walker.
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Researchers

Todd Brown, M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
David Wohl, M.D., talks with Todd Brown, M.D., about research presented at AIDS 2006 regarding body fat changes in people with HIV. Dr. Brown is an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; his research focuses on metabolic and skeletal problems in HIV-positive people.
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Phyllis Tien, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
David Wohl, M.D., talks with Phyllis Tien, M.D., about the under-diagnosis of hepatitis C among people with HIV in the United States. Dr. Tien is an assistant adjunct professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
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Bruce Walker, M.D.
Bruce Walker, M.D.
Noted HIV researcher Bruce Walker, M.D., talks with The Body about his efforts to recruit patients for a study on HIV-positive "elite controllers," and long term nonprogressors. Dr. Walker hopes his research can open a new door to the development of an HIV vaccine. Also see The Body's interview with Loreen Willenberg, one of the elite controllers Dr. Walker has recruited for his study.
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Music

Amazing Grace
"Amazing Grace"
At the final event of the first-ever Grandmothers' Gathering, Canadian grandmothers led a rousing rendition of "Amazing Grace," with participation from the packed audience of over 300 grandmothers and their supporters. The Grandmothers' Gathering featured a series of workshops and events focused on building solidarity between grandmothers caring for children orphaned by AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and their fellow grandmothers in Canada. The gathering was hosted by the Stephen Lewis Foundation right before the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto.
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Soul Influence Septet
The Soul Influence a capella septet contributed to the festive and often musical atmosphere of the closing plenary of the Grandmothers' Gathering, The septet is made up of three young women and four young men from Zimbabwe, Kenya, Zambia and The Democratic Republic of Congo. Soul Influence's inspired singing resulted in dancing and fanfare from the gathered Canadian and African grandmothers.
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