An impressive panel discussion was held at the International AIDS Conference on HIV/AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa before the conference’s closing and the installation of the International AIDS Society’s first openly gay president.
[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 …
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.
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.