Dernier ajout : mercredi 20 novembre 1996.
United States. Faced with government discrimination, the Haitian community in New York fought and won
"Rest assured, we will mobilize again." by Ronald Aubourg (Haïti Progrès) Twenty years ago, AIDS was unknown. It came to light in the early 1980s when the medical community zeroed in on the cause of several suspicious deaths. AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. The disease devastates the immune system, which fights off illness. When the epidemic began, 95% of those diagnosed were male homosexuals, and the source of the disease was falsely attributed to that group. (...) Lire la suite...
HIV testing of African asylum seekers, a peculiar form of Swedish goodwill ?
By the African Health Team For the fifty African academics gathered in Stockholm in January, hearing that 908 of the 4000 HIV+ people in Sweden are Africans came as a bewildering shock. "Sweden is a very quiet country. We don’t talk about these figures," explains Dr Amosy M’Koma of the African Health Team, which is sponsoring this series of conferences on HIV prevention education among Sweden’s 40 000 Africans. However, according to M’Koma, "these figures have been in print, and there has (...) Lire la suite...
The Netherlands. African migrants face discrimination, mandatory testing
Migration, the movement of a person from one area to another in order to settle, is as old as humanity itself. Migration includes people travelling in search of jobs as well as those running away from their home countries , fleeing persecution because of their beliefs, political activism, or wars. In addition, family reunification has, in this century, become a reason for migration. International migration, the displacement of people across country borders, has become a hotly debated (...) Lire la suite...
International News, issue 4
Three Black Members Quit GMHC Board "Much work needs to be done at GMHC to make it truly inclusive and welcoming of diversity," stated Dr. Billy E. Jones, one of three Black members to quit the Gay Men’s Health Crisis organization in New York in January. A month later, three Latinos from the San Francisco AIDS Foundation filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. One worker explained he was passed over to manage a trilingual hotline because of his accent, and another (...) Lire la suite...
Irish AIDS activism : from Blossin to Drierbergen and beyond
Part of PIAA’s interest in European-level work stems from on its early focus on mobility between two European countries, Ireland and Britain, as well as early collaborative research with the Anglo-Italian Drug & HIV Network. PIAA was also one of the first ethnic minority groups to obtain European Commission funding. But a broader, political awareness of the need for building alliances across borders was the key to PIAA’s involvement in, for example, the formation of AKAM, a Berlin-based (...) Lire la suite...
Target : Media racism, swamped by the Times
We know that media racism fans the flames of racist and police attacks on Black and Third World communities, that it plays its part in granting a veneer of credibility to stupid theories about genetic inferiority ("IQ") or Black criminality. In Britain, the gutter press revels in making racism sensational, and understood long ago that few combinations make for more impressive sales figures than race mixed with disease. Never more so since journalists "discovered" AIDS, not in the big cities (...) Lire la suite...
Interview : Siobhan Riordan, Positively Irish Action on AIDS
In this interview taped in January, PIAA Director Siobhan Riordan discusses the struggle for autonomous community-based AIDS organizing given the reality of dependency on public funds. So is it just a coincidence that most "ethnic minority" AIDS service groups, including PIAA, started up around 1989-90 ? Well, PIAA was established in 1989 by a group of Irish drug and HIV workers and of Irish lesbians and gay men who wanted to support the very high numbers of Irish people in London living (...) Lire la suite...
London. Positively Irish Action on AIDS fights back against "market management" defunding
Commissioners’ defunding no April fool’s joke On 1 April 1996, the Inner London HIV Health Commissioners’ Group (ILHHCG) announced its decision to cease all contracts for the Positively Irish Action on AIDS (PIAA) organization’s services to Irish people. This decision is the result of what ILHHCG calls "market management," to force HIV groups to swallow the bitter pill of cuts in HIV care and treatment services announced by the UK Department of Health in December 1995. In the Department’s (...) Lire la suite...
Ghosts in the Fortress
By Walid Taqatqa In the Maghreb, there are political troubles, but there are also economic troubles. People dream of going north. France is the promised land. Many, many young North Africans risk their lives to cross the Mediterranean. Hundreds drown in the sea each year. The ones who survive reach Spain. There they have to deal with the police of Europe’s borderlands. The way you get your money, to survive, is in the underground economy. The drug trade gives you the opportunity to stay (...) Lire la suite...
N’ayons plus peur d’aller chez le dentiste !
Source : REMAIDES 18 Les problèmes bucco-dentaires (de la bouche ou des dents) sont plus fréquents, et parfois plus graves, chez les personnes séropositives. En l’absence de soins, les conséquences peuvent être sérieuses : infections bactériennes, perte de dents, douleur, difficulté à s’alimenter entraînant un amaigrissement. Il est conseillé de voir un dentiste deux fois par an, pour un contrôle de routine. Par ailleurs, il importe de consulter rapidement, lorsqu’apparaît un problème bucco-dentaire, (...) Lire la suite...
Il y a au total 30 articles, cette page en affiche 10.
- Décembre 2003 – La ribavirine proposée sous forme de comprimés
- Novembre 2003 – Recherche d’un vaccin anti-VIH : les anticorps neutralisants font leçon
- Novembre 2003 – VIH1 : la résistance par CCR5 vient peut-être du virus de la variole
- Novembre 2003 – Surveillance de la syphilis en France 2000-2002
- Novembre 2003 – Les fibres peuvent-elles prévenir l’accumulation de graisses ?