In Defence of Rational Aids Activism: How the Irrationality of Act Up-Paris and Others Is Risking the Health of People with HIV Or at Risk of HIV Infection (Opinion) - Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine

Title: In Defence of Rational Aids Activism: How the Irrationality of Act Up-Paris and Others Is Risking the Health of People with HIV Or at Risk of HIV Infection (Opinion)

Author: Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine

Date: 2008-09-22

In Defence of Rational Aids Activism: How the Irrationality of Act Up-Paris and Others Is Risking the Health of People with HIV Or at Risk of HIV Infection (Opinion) - Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine

THE SUCCESSES OF AIDS ACTIVISM AIDS activists have led the struggle against HIV via successful campaigns for lower medicine prices, public sector programmes and increased international funding for HIV programmes. By sharing their skills and knowledge with each other--through informal networks of collaboration, training, publications and web-based information--AIDS activists have been the drivers of community health education programmes across the globe. Their efforts have enabled poor people in Africa, Eastern Europe, South America, the Caribbean and Asia to become community educators and more effective activists themselves. There is now a strong and vital global movement of AIDS treatment activists that has revolutionised how science is conducted, how health care is delivered, and how health care workers relate to their patients.