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Title: Acting Up for Ebola: International HIV Activists Launch Solidarity Call
Post by: Paul Clift on October 25 2014, 06:16 am
Interesting article from The Body.com about HIV activism and the current Ebola outbreak:

"Epidemics need to be ignored to flourish. We learned that from AIDS," says Gregg Gonsalves, a leading voice in the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) for HIV. "This was a 'manufactured' crisis. I mean that in the sense that the epidemic began in March and it was clear within a few weeks that it was spreading dangerously. The world decided not to act and even now the response is not commensurate with the need. We need to stand with West Africa and we should fight for them. We know how to push governments to do the right thing. Act Up for Ebola!"

The article is here: http://www.thebody.com/content/75142/acting-up-for-ebola-international-hiv-activists-la.html (http://www.thebody.com/content/75142/acting-up-for-ebola-international-hiv-activists-la.html)