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What Were 2011's Biggest Setbacks? What Are Your Hopes for 2012?

December 1, 2011


Oscar Lopez

Oscar Lopez, Capacity Building Specialist, New York City

I'm disappointed that we're 30 years in, and we're still having the same discussions. Especially that we're seeing all these new numbers amongst young MSM. And how can we expect that to change when we don't talk about the real issues? Again, it's our fault. We're shaming our own people. And we shouldn't do it.

I'm hoping that the International AIDS Conference will open the eyes of a lot of people in our communities, and that the press picks up on it -- the Spanish-language press, as well -- and that at least people start talking about AIDS again. Because it's fallen off the radar, not only in terms of funding streams; it's just not an everyday topic. There are so many other illnesses and causes that are more popular right now.

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