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Inter Press Service Interviews UNAIDS Executive Director About Ending Stigma, Discrimination

May 23, 2013

While "[t]he global fight against HIV/AIDS has seen recent hard-won breakthroughs," including a significant increase in the number of people with access to antiretroviral therapy, "ending stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV has proved more resistant, particularly so for those who are part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) community," Inter Press Service reports. "With May 17 marking the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, IPS spoke with Michel Sidibé, executive director of UNAIDS, about how discrimination affects efforts to stem the spread of HIV/AIDS, how that fight is moving forward, and the post-2015 development agenda," the news service writes. In the interview, Sidibé discusses the negative impacts on HIV prevention and care of criminalizing homosexuality and UNAIDS' programs and activities surrounding its vision of "Zero new HIV infections, Zero discrimination and Zero AIDS-related deaths" and the post-2015 development agenda, according to IPS (Vaas, 5/22).

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