African-American mayors from across the United States left their tight-knit communities, some with as few as 855 citizens, and traveled across the Atlantic Ocean for a historic dialogue in Dakar, Senegal.
World leaders gathered at the United Nations to mark the 30th anniversary of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Adrienne Germain and Alexandra Garita discuss the declaration and the controversies that arise whenever sex is a key part of an agenda.
A baby is born with HIV every 90 seconds and half of all children with the virus die before age 2. This is simply unacceptable, especially when we have the knowledge and ability for every mother with HIV to have a healthy baby.
Global AIDS remains the same unprecedented threat to global health and social stability that we understood it to be a decade ago. The full impact of this virus will take us decades to understand fully.
Over the years, activists and protesters have exhibited tremendous creativity, passion, and energy in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Let's re-direct that energy into making programs work better to serve all populations.
In addition to the human tragedy, AIDS has economic implications. Its spread threatens the health, stability and viability of the global work force. Businesses must not only join, but lead the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS.