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AIDS 2010 Day Three: Human Rights Now!

July 21, 2010

The AIDS2010 theme, "Rights Here, Right Now," took center stage on day three, with speakers, seminars and events focused on how important human rights are the the AIDS equation. Access to health care and treatment is a human right. Women deserve rights around the world, so they are not victims of sexual violence, infected with HIV, and then cast aside. And sexual minorities must be respected in order for them to be granted equal access to prevention and treatment services.

In this video blog update, I give you a better look of the city of Vienna, as we venture out from the conference center for a reception with AIDS leaders, and then one of the most exciting events of the conference -- the human rights march and rally through the streets of Vienna, concluded with a performance by recording star and AIDS activist Annie Lennox.

Thanks for checking out the blog, and tune in tomorrow! Meanwhile, please be well.


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Reader Comments:

Comment by: Gerald (Vienna / Austria) Fri., Jul. 23, 2010 at 3:43 pm UTC
Dear Mark, I enjoyed your blogs from the conference very much. Thank you and the team for your excellent coverage.

As an Austrian its very moving, that the destination of the human rights march was the Heldenplatz (heroes square). At this place at March 15th 1938 a majority of austrians welcomed Hitler and his NS-ideology. An ideology of segregation, of idolizing fitness and health. While this ideology endend in a mayor downfall, diversity prevailed and the sick and the poor showed their power on the same place with this march. Thank you.

I hope vienna left a positive impression and yes austria can and has to do so much more to help as we were supported after the 2nd world war.
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Comment by: Mark S. King (Vienna!) Fri., Jul. 23, 2010 at 2:51 am UTC
The video glitch has been corrected. Thank you folks for tuning in!
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Comment by: Subversive Librarian (Atlanta, Georgia) Thu., Jul. 22, 2010 at 11:15 pm UTC
Ah, you got it fixed. Very moving. You're right, it just keeps getting more colorful. Thanks for the work you're doing to bring this to all of us.
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Comment by: Subversive Librarian (Atlanta, Georgia) Thu., Jul. 22, 2010 at 12:58 pm UTC
I had the same problem as Jennifer. :-( But what I saw, I liked!
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Comment by: Jennifer (Chattanooga, TN) Wed., Jul. 21, 2010 at 5:10 pm UTC
Bah Humbug...the video blog dies right when you and Paul are about to go to the streets...I need my protest fix!!! I hope you can fix it, Mark...thanks so much for doing these blogs...they have been a great end to my workday each day! Take care...jennifer
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