Dernier ajout : mercredi 29 octobre 1997.
The French exception for people with AIDS : hazardous to our health
Recent laws in France may theoretically protect someone who is sick from deportation, but do not guarantee papers, work, or health care. And deportations continue. Article 25 (80) of the 1996 Debré Law introduces a new category of persons "protected" from deportation : "A foreigner who lives in France, affected by a grave pathology which requires medical treatment in which departure could lead to exceptionally grave consequences, with the reserve that he could not continue the treatment (...) Lire la suite...
Aftermath: one year after Norway’s openly racist public health campaign
A MAHA Special Report by Moussa Awuonda More than a year has passed since Norway’s African community rose up to protest the country’s campaign to "warn against unsafe random sex with and between Africans." Beyond the squabbles over statistics, what has changed for African people living with HIV? Has the government succeeded in its efforts to buy out the struggle? Moussa Awuonda filed this report after speaking to all parties involved in the dispute.—ed. Senior official admits mistakes were (...) Lire la suite...
Straight from the Norse’s mouth
Director General of Health Anne Alvik’s letter to UNAIDS, dated 8 January 1997, aims to correct "misleading information" that "Norwegian health authorities have purposely increased discrimination of Africans in the country." Yet her letter, along with an October 1996 internal government report and information sent by the Norwegian Board of Health to Europe’s health ministries make for a stinging indictment of the Norwegian government’s obstinate denial of its responsibility. "Regrettable (...) Lire la suite...
The African Forum in Norway writes to MAHA
"We very much appreciate your solidarity... in support of the stand our organisation has taken against the official stigmatisation of Africans in Norway. "Norway is a rich country with a world-wide reputation for solidarity with oppressed peoples. This makes it extremely difficult to expect any reasonable degree of self-criticism [...] The world must no longer continue to allow Norwegian society to treat us, from the so-called Third World, as second-class human beings. "Prejudice is quite (...) Lire la suite...
Positively Racist : HIV/AIDS, Racism and Immigration Controls
by Steve Cohen "African AIDS : Deadly Threat to Britain" (Daily Telegraph 21.9.1986) "AIDS : Africa’s Family Disease" (Newsweek, September 1991) "In a few days time, hundreds of students from Zambia, Uganda and Tanzania will be arriving... costing British taxpayers more than 5 million pounds. A significant proportion will be AIDS carriers." (Sunday Telegraph, October 1986) One of the more startling recent developments in racist ideology has been the non-scientific, non-medical, (...) Lire la suite...
We must make visible our grief and anger : Inspiring the personal and political will to defeat AIDS
by Juan Walter AIDS is one of the leading causes of death among men and women aged 25 to 44 in our communities. In some of the countries we live in, there is still no adequate migrant and ethnic minority policy for prevention and care. I think it is important that migrants and ethnic minorities tell the story of their loved ones. We must let our communities and the world know that we too are affected by AIDS and that we to want be taken seriously. The AIDS Memorial Quilt co-ordinated by (...) Lire la suite...
Has combination therapy halted the tide of death in London’s African community ?
Since the Vancouver conference, news of the latest HIV/AIDS treatments has locked the world in an upsurge of optimism. This mood was summarized by Dr. Charles Farthing, who declared that "we should be dancing in the streets." But does the African community living in the UK have cause to dance in the streets ? Research from around London’s hospitals is showing that very few of us are benefiting from the new combination therapies. Something needs to be done, and done now ! Some startling (...) Lire la suite...
AIDS 98 : Bridging the gap
The Vancouver Conference may be remembered for its ground-breaking announcements about combination therapy and for its Benetton-like One World One Hope slogan. Get your cans of blood-red paint ready : Bridging the gap is the chosen theme for AIDS98, the twelfth edition of these scientific conferences organized by the International AIDS Society (IAS). The North-South divide is to be at the heart of debate. The international AIDS conferences, funded by the pharmaceutical industry and by (...) Lire la suite...
Interview. From outsiders to organizers, from prevention to support
Although it may be too early to talk about a history of AIDS organizing by our communities, we do need to better understand how and why mobilization around HIV/AIDS got started. What were the political stakes of early AIDS organizing? Did work get started in response to the needs of ’enlightened’ liberal policy makers or because of public health racism? What role was played by people living with HIV/AIDS, and how did early organizing meet their needs? Who set the agenda? Was there a (...) Lire la suite...
New U.S. laws target women of colour for HIV testing
Most states by law require voluntary, informed consent for HIV testing in the health care setting. Mandatory HIV testing is already required in some federal program, for example, for military personnel and immigrants. HIV testing of pregnant women and newborns has been a controversial aspect of U.S. policy and law, on both federal and state levels. Imposing mandatory testing of pregnant women and newborns both significantly limits patient autonomy and creates a fundamental conflict (...) Lire la suite...
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