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HIV is not a crime: End criminalization and respect human rights

Dispatches from the International AIDS Conference

[Ed. Note — Contributor Michael Harney is writing to us from the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. This is his third contribution from the conference this week. Follow other updates from Harney here.] MELBOURNE, Australia — All this week at the XX International AIDS Conference one after another presenter has emphasized the need to reduce …

Stepping up the pace: HIV prevention, treatment and cure

Dispatches from the International AIDS Conference

Though the opening ceremony of the XX International AIDS Conference on July 20 was more solemn than usual because of the news of Malaysian flight MH17, thousands of delegates from around the world who did arrive safely filled the main plenary hall.

What the Rubberman Wrote: Preparing the International AIDS Conference

Asheville's Michael Harney prepares to head to D.C. for the XIX International AIDS Conference

Summertime, Sunshine and Speedos® may be the general theme across this state and nation right now, but I never forget HIV, STDs and Hepatitis can easily be part of those three without vigilance and reminders to stay alert and prepared with condoms, lube, and clean needles.

What the Rubberman Wrote: Chronicles from the International AIDS Society Conference

Asheville-area educator travels to Rome for international conference on HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention

Michael Harney, The Rubberman, is an HIV/AIDS/STD/Hepatitis prevention educator and street outreach worker at the Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP), and separately operates the Needle Exchange Program of Asheville (NEPA). He recently attended the sixth International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Rome, Italy July 17-21.