Using Lessons From HIV Activism, People With 'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' Fight for the #MillionsMissing
The onset of mysterious, severe symptoms led Terri Wilder to a diagnosis of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), or chronic fatigue syndrome. Using lessons learned from her years of HIV activism, Wilder promotes ME awareness against indifference and bias....
Mark S. King feels the love at Positive Women's Network - USA's Speak Up! National Leadership Summit for Women.
"We refuse to stand by while those most affected by HIV within and outside of the U.S. are, at best, excluded and, at worst, put in harm's way by holding the conference in San Francisco," a sign-on letter reads.
While ACT UP protested for better access to HIV medications in the late 1980s and '90s, artists loosely affiliated with the activist organization were producing some of the most iconic -- and controversial -- images of their time.
Gilead Sciences is coming under fire from HIV/AIDS activist groups for a recent change to its patient assistance program, imposing a once-per-lifetime limit on access to Truvada as part of non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP).
After a year of fighting to save the Affordable Care Act and federal spending for HIV research, prevention, and care programs, what do advocates predict will be the upcoming policy battles in 2018?
The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS can speed up the path to the end of AIDS, or it can create more roadblocks. And that's why it still matters -- regardless who the members are, Kenyon Farrow writes.
"Less than a week into the new year, it is clear that the same vigilance and energy we put into fighting for health and basic human rights of people living with or affected by HIV will be needed again in 2018."
The political climate challenges our ability to keep making gains in ending the epidemic, even as we're beginning to see some new possibilities for success.
After the successful 2017 election of pro-choice and LGBT candidates in conservative districts, such as Doug Jones in Alabama, people with HIV should consider running for elected office in 2018, Drew Gibson argues.