FACE AIDS @ NYU

FACE AIDS at NYU is a student-run empowerment movement to fight HIV/AIDS and promote global health equity. Today's youth are the first to experience AIDS as a consistent global reality, so we have a certain responsibility to be leaders in the global response to HIV/AIDS. FACE AIDS makes an impact via awareness raising campaigns throughout the US and fundraising campaigns to provide basic socio-economic skills to many Rwandans in need.

You can donate to the cause using the link at the top of the page. Simply select NYU.
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The local people are so poor and have so little, but the common humanity is obvious; mothers stand canted to one side with their one-year-olds on their hips, brothers and sisters play and fight, men and women laugh at jokes, cry at sadness, all like at home.

As he settles in to life in Paoua with MSF, David begins to reflect on the parallels and differences between life in the Central African Republic and back home in Bellevue, Washington.

Please leave your questions and comments for David in the comments box below his blog post.

washingtonpoststyle:

The Olympic rings, resized, by Gustavo Sousa.

More re-sizings here.

And: Our Olympics headquarters.

(via iamrebelspy)

doctorswithoutborders:

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade agreement for which the U.S. is demanding provisions that would roll back public health safeguards. It would allow pharma companies to patent minor modifications of old medicines, potentially keeping prices high indefinitely, and delaying access to more affordable generic medicines for our patients and millions of others.

doctorswithoutborders:

Earlier this week, we introduced you to Mqondisi, the 17-year-old boy from Zimbabwe who is living with HIV.
Today, he marched with MSF to the White House in Washington D.C.
calling on pharma and the U.S. government to stop undercutting affordable medicines so that we can scale up HIV treatment and stop the virus.

(via dropandgo)

doctorswithoutborders:

MSF provides treatment for HIV/AIDS to 220,000 people in 23 countries.

This week at the International AIDS Conference (IAC), we’ll be presenting field research and pushing key messages on scale-up and pricing.

See why this year’s IAC is unique.

doctorswithoutborders:

Meet Mqondisi, the youngest member of our team at the International AIDS Conference this week. He’s an HIV patient from Zimbabwe who came to DC to share his experiences and talk about the challenges that adolescents with the virus face.

Photo: AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi

doctorswithoutborders:

The International AIDS Conference is the world’s most attended conference on HIV and AIDS. It’s happening next week ( July 22 - 27 ) in Washington, D.C., and more than 40 members of our staff will be there highlighting the models of care, tools, and policies necessary to get the best treatment to the most people.

Follow us for updates from the conference!

doctorswithoutborders:

Better Treatment for HIV-Positive Pregnant Women

The World Health Organization recently issued new guidelines to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. The recommendations include getting more women on treatment sooner and staying on it for life. The guidelines have the support of the medical aid group Doctors Without Borders, also known as MSF. Read more on this article from Voice of America