When Nkosi Johnson, a 11 year old boy gave the keynote speech at the 13th International AIDS Conference (Durban, 2000) he was one of the first young people to speak at the IAC. He encouraged people living with HIV to be open about the disease and to seek equal treatment.… Read more
Less than 4 months and counting.
In my last blog I talked about looking back to look forward and the last global AIDS conference in Amsterdam in 1992… thanks for the feedback received.
Looking forward now to AIDS2018 much has changed – but much remains the same.… Read more
This briefing paper outlines the ways in which ICASO sees the Global Fund continuing to engage with communities and civil society around the world. It was prepared in consultation with a number of key community representatives who have had a long history with working with the Global Fund. The paper clearly indicates how we believe that the Global Fund can extend its commitment to community engagement and partnership opportunities.… Read more
Intervention by Jesus Aguais
July 25, 2017
“I’m here to tell you about the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and how this crisis is affecting people with HIV. My name is Jesus Aguais. I was born and raised in Caracas.… Read more
ICASO stands with the Venezuelan Network of Positive People’s plea for aid from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
The deteriorating situation inside Venezuela demands international action, especially where health services are concerned. The Venezuelan Network of Positive People (RVG+) sent a letter to the Global Fund Board in June 2016 requesting that they make an income-classification exemption and provide direct aid to Venezuela to support HIV and TB services, which they described as “deplorable.” Seven months later, on 18 January 2017 the Global Fund responded, saying that it would not be able to provide any support to Venezuela.… Read more