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Tracking AIDS Conference 2012

“Overwhelming” was the common descriptor for AIDS 2012 from delegates who I encountered, as well as those reflecting upon the conference on-line.  With 23-25,000 attendees, and between the events, constituencies, protests, networking, and the literature and other material passed out, it proved difficult to find anchors at this five-day gathering.  Despite this, there were particular ideas …

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Broadsheets: Run-Up to the 2012 AIDS Conference

Broadsheets will keep track of and report on the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington D.C. between July 22-27.  Reports will rely upon the chatter around the venue, and circulating news in social and popular on-line media. We will specifically pay attention to the presence of the organizations whose websites we have been tracking.

Starting with them, tracked sites …

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On “Activism”

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As the International AIDS Conference (aka “AIDS 2012”) approaches, it is fitting to consider the meaning of activism in the response to the epidemic.  Historically, not only is the conference a venue for sharing scientific findings, program experiences, and policy implications at a huge, global scale (the conference attracts over 25,000 attendees and is broadcast in real time in many …

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From Narrowed Veins to Liberation: An Anthropological Analysis of the Canadian Liberation Therapy Movement

Supporters of Paolo Zamboni's "liberation therapy" for multiple sclerosis rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on May 5, 2011. Photo: Florence d'Eon

 

“The will to live, to be healthy, to return to the security of the kingdom of the well, is unspeakably powerful. In Canada, we have seen this collectively expressed by the masses of people afflicted with multiple