Articles tagged with: Andrew Spieldenner

IAS names San Francisco and Oakland hosts of AIDS 2020

published: March, 14, 2018 Written by // Rob Olver - Editor Categories // International AIDS Conference , Social Media, Gay Men, Current Affairs, International , Media, Rob Olver - Editor

Over 50 Bay Area, US & Global Orgs representing key populations oppose AIDS 2020 in San Francisco. Rob Olver reports.

IAS names San Francisco and Oakland hosts of AIDS 2020

13 March 2018  – The International AIDS Society (IAS) has announced that San Francisco, California, in partnership with nearby Oakland, will host the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020) but that decision has already drawn fire. While the decision was hailed by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi as “fitting and deeply inspiring”, a letter released today by every major national network of people living with HIV in the U.S., along with other organizations and individuals calls

Where is the vision for HIV community leadership in tumultuous times?

published: March, 24, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Activism, African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, International , Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

From TheBody.com, Andrew Spieldenner, Ph.D.: " I am a gay man of color openly living with HIV, and I no longer see a place for my kind of leadership in HIV agencies."

Where is the vision for HIV community leadership in tumultuous times?

We are in tumultuous times. Just a few years ago, President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton were talking the "end of AIDS" and a few governors even advanced plans to address that lofty goal. Today, we wonder whether at the end of this year we still will have access to the health care we need as people living with HIV. Our representative organizations are largely silent, tense, waiting to see what will happen.  For decades, non-profit organizations were a loud voice in politics and advoc

Learn about the movement to end HIV Criminalization

published: September, 01, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Upcoming Events, Legal, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

An important panel discussion so save the date: Thursday, September 15, 2:45 PM H-535/635, Concordia University, Montreal.

Learn about the movement to end HIV Criminalization

The Movement to End HIV Criminalization Panel Abstract  HIV criminalization “describes the unjust application of the criminal law to people living with HIV based on their HIV status – either via HIV-specific criminal statutes, or by applying general criminal laws exclusively or disproportionately against people with HIV”.1 Human rights advocates and organizations have tracked hundreds of cases worldwide, identifying the relationship between systemic forms of discrimination and HIV cri