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Faith-based groups vow to create even more safe spaces for people living with HIV

Faith-based groups vow to create even more safe spaces for people living with HIV

“Prophet, people and a plan.” That’s what faith-based organizations (FBOs) need to ensure nobody living with HIV is left behind, said Jesse Milan, past board chair of the Black AIDS Institute. He was speaking as part of a panel group at the Faith on the Fast Track AIDS2016 Pre-Conference.

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“Finish the race!” - Faith communities recommit to end HIV and AIDS

“Finish the race!” - Faith communities recommit to end HIV and AIDS

In a final session at the faith-based pre-conference on HIV and AIDS, faith communities re-committed themselves to ending HIV and AIDS, and to keeping up the pressure in the face of “AIDS fatigue.” In a stirring speech, Rev. Phumzile Mabizela, executive director of INERELA+ said, “We must continue in the fast lane. We cannot return to the slow lane or go slow in the fast lane.”

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Children are being let down over HIV care

Children are being let down over HIV care

We are failing our children with HIV care was the stark message of a joint session of the interfaith and Catholic pre-conferences being held in Durban, South Africa in advance of AIDS 2016. Targets for childcare have been missed, medication is not suitable and we still need earlier infant diagnosis with half of infants infected dying within 24 months.

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AIDS 2016: “Stigma kills more people than HIV”

AIDS 2016: “Stigma kills more people than HIV”

More than 150 people attending the interfaith pre-conference, which opened on 16 July in Durban, heard urgent challenges to reduce stigma and discrimination; increase access to HIV services; and defend human rights as key elements of ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.

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Breaking the silence to end AIDS:  addressing stigma, disparity and sex in the church

Breaking the silence to end AIDS: addressing stigma, disparity and sex in the church

The United Nations has recognized that among the most important key players in ending AIDS by 2030 are faith based organizations (FBOs). One of the workshops at the ongoing Faith on the Fast Track pre-AIDs 2016 conference discussed at length ways of breaking the silence in order to end AIDS by 2030.

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