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Title: Taking Part: Fire in the Blood screening with Stop AIDS
Post by: Silvia Petretti on June 9 2015, 11:02 am
Dear friends,

The next Taking Part meeting will be a screening of  the film Fire In the Blood ( followed by a discussion with Diarmaid McDonalds  Advocacy Manager at Stop AIDS. ( (

When: Tuesday 30th June2015
Time: From 5:30 pm to 8pm
Where: Positively UK  345 City RoadLondon EC1V  1LR

Fire in The Blood is an intricate tale of 'medicine, monopoly and malice', the film tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the countries of Africa and the global south in the years after 1996 - causing ten million or more unnecessary deaths -  and the improbable group of people who decided to fight back.
Shot on four continents and including contributions from global figures such as Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu and Joseph Stiglitz, FIRE IN THE BLOOD is the never-before-told true story of the remarkable coalition which came together to stop 'the Crime of the Century' and save million of lives in the process.
As the film makes clear, however, this story is by no means over. With dramatic past victories having given way to serious setbacks engineered far from public view, the real fight for access to life-saving medicine is almost certainly just beginning.

Taking Part is a group of people living with HIV, supported by Positively UK, who are interested in activism and  want to  develop  skills and build opportunities to influence decision making, and attitudes towards HIV. We meet once a month and  have capacity building workshops, or focused discussions on key topics. The project is open to all  people living with HIV in London who want to get involved, or are already involved. Taking Part is a  peer led initiative: by people living with HIV for people living with HIV. (

Places are limited , please confirm your attendance with :

Best Wishes,

SIlvia Petretti

Title: Re: Taking Part: Fire in the Blood screening with Stop AIDS
Post by: Silvia Petretti on June 29 2015, 03:11 pm
Hello everybody,

places are still available for the screening of Fire in the Blood tomorrow!

Let me know if you are coming!

Silvia X