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E-drug: New York panel on the international AIDS crisis
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As the June 25th UN Assembly on AIDS (UNGASS) is approaching, I 
thought that those of you who are planing to travel as delegates to 
New York may want to plan ahead to include some pre-programme's 
events (reproduced with thanks from E-Drugs).


Christian Labadie, MS
mailto:CLabadie@t-online.de
http://citation.thread.free.fr/survey/africanhivresearch.php3

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(PS: Thx to http://www.comminit.com for having relayed the question 
pertaining to the "equal opportunity" allocation of a UN research 
fund on HIV/AIDS -- which leads me to ask whether someone plans to 
keep a current list of issues and initiatives until June 25th as they 
pertain to UNGASS, e.g.: access to treatment, AIDS-orphans, ARV 
(antiretroviral) generic production, needs for a world-wide patent 
exception on drugs and medicines pertaining to AIDS, needs for im-
provements of employment business practices in South Africa and else-
where to stop the spread of AIDS sparked by friends' separation over 
time and space, US pending case against Brazil at the WTO (world 
trade organisation), Novartis plan to withdraw from Brazil, AIDS-
orphans, access to research funds, equal opportunity employment for 
PLWA (people living with HIV/AIDS), access to retirement for PLWA, 
street theatre for street children, access to land for essential gar-
dening for unemployed PLWA and AIDS-orphans, clearing UNTAC's role in 
Cambodia's AIDS epidemic, UN peace keeping forces' sexuality and re-
lations to prostitution even child prostitution, fuzzy pending ques-
tions on the biological origins of the HIV virus, etc.)


E-drug: New York panel on the international AIDS crisis
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Subject: MSF UNGASS Event

Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) presents:

"Dying from Lack of Treatment: The International AIDS Crisis"
7 pm, Thursday, June 21
Proshansky Auditorium, The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue at 34(superscript: th) Street, Manhattan

Reception at 6:30pm

There are 36 million people around the world living with HIV. 95% of 
them live in poor countries and do not have access to effective 
treatments.

The first ever United Nations General Assembly Special Session on 
HIV/AIDS (UNGASS) opens on June 25. Treatment with antiretrovirals is 
barely up for discussion. When will the international community stop 
discussing whether or not to treat people with AIDS in poor countries 
and start seriously planning how?

Speakers: Chris Ouma, M.D., Action Aid Kenya, treats people with AIDS 
in the slums of Nairobi. Dr. Ouma has been an outspoken critic of in-
ternational trade agreements that have kept antiretrovirals out of 
the reach of his patients.

Onanong Bunjumnong, MSF-Thailand, leads MSF's Access To Essential 
Medicines Campaign in Thailand, where MSF has been treating people 
with AIDS for 6 years. She works closely with local NGOs and the Thai 
Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS.

Konstantin Lezhentsev, M.D., MSF-Ukraine, was instrumental in setting 
up Ukraine's first HIV treatment program focused on mothers and their 
children. In addition to his clinical work, he advocates for afford-
able treatments with the government and works closely with the All-
Ukrainian National Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS.

Moderator: Anne-Valerie Kaninda, M.D., MSF-USA Medical Adviser

This program has been arranged in conjunction with Continuing Educa-
tion and Public Programs at The Graduate Center, CUNY

For more information on MSF's Access to Essential Medicines Campaign 
visit:
http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org

David Veazey
MSF-USA
mailto:david_veazey@newyork.msf.org

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