Africa: World Aids Day Official Statement – AuthenticAfrican

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[African Union] Addis Ababa -Thirty years ago, when HIV first emerged, fear and repression triggered calls to "arrest, test, quarantine, isolate". Today, we have brought to light the darkness of discrimination through open conversation, evidence-based advocacy and community engagement. None of this could have happened without the leadership of people living with HIV, partners, and advocates on the ground around the world who believed that we could effectively fight stigma--and who made sure that we did.