That convention is in the US for the first time in 23 years, thanks to
the lifting of a visa ban on people testing positive for HIV.
Unfortunately non-US sex workers who were supposed to participate in the
convention were still denied visas.
Many thousands marched in the streets, demanding that the US and the G20
stop cutting funding for AIDS research, existing treatments, and
prevention efforts. Criminalization of HIV and sex (like "felony
prostitution" laws in California) is also being explicitly condemned, as
it increases the spread of HIV by driving it underground.
Rev Al Sharpton spoke at the event, condemning preachers who prescribe bigotry instead of medicine for AIDS, and condemning politicians who balance the budget on the backs of the poor and the ill while pushign tax cuts for the rich
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Tags: AIDS, DC, International AIDS Conference
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States (load item map)
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