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This blog first appeared in the Huffington Post Canada .  By Emily Carson, ICASO There is a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. This is a crisis of many facets, but it is above all, humanitarian: people are dying of hunger. People are dying of preventable, treatable infections. Our friends living with HIV are dying of AIDS. The reality on the ground hits home for many here in Canada, but specifically Venezuela is home for ICASO’s Executive Director, Mary Ann Torres. The situation in Venezuela is unprecedented. It is a government-made, complex humanitarian emergency with severe and widespread social consequences. ICASO recently published a report entitled   “Triple threat: Resurging epidemics, a broken … Read more 


 

This blog first appeared on the Huffington Post Canada .  By Clara Banya In my work, I meet many women who have had difficult times in their lives. As the National Coordinator for the   International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW)   Malawi Chapter, I organize awareness campaigns, support organizations’ HIV work and provide a space for women to talk about their HIV status and reproductive health. I myself was diagnosed with HIV in 2004; but, 13 years later, I find the social stigma I felt then still affects many women in Malawi today. ©GLOBAL FUND ADVOCATES NETWORK Chimwemwe, a 31-year-old woman living in Kaliyeka, one of the poorest neighborhoods … Read more 


 


 

With a new consensus that undetectable equals untransmittable, ending the AIDS epidemic in Canada is much more attainable than we previously thought. This blog first appeared in the Huffington Post Canada .  By Laurie Edmiston, CATIE Having turned 60 two months ago, I know there’s nothing quite like a milestone birthday to force you to get serious about your priorities and your future. The HIV response is facing our own wake-up call this Dec. 1 as we mark the 30 th World AIDS Day — a milestone I never imagined we would reach when I started working in HIV 30 years ago. BURAKKARADEMIR VIA GETTY IMAGES I have spent more … Read more