Africa Now! August 19, 2015
Topics and Guests: AIDS Conference and What it Means for the African World; and the African World on the Big Screen. From 19th-22nd July 2015 the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015), took place in Vancouver, Canada with leading HIV/AIDS researchers, scientists and experts. At the opening a call to action— the Vancouver Consensus—was released which stated “…immediate antiretroviral (ARV) treatment more than doubles an individual’s prospects of staying healthy and surviving. …” Mr. Matthew Kavanagh, Senior Policy Analyst at Health GAP and Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics at University of Pennsylvania attended the International AIDS Society Conference in Vancouver and talked to a number of activists there. Mr. Kavanagh joins Africa Now! by phone from Philadelphia. He interviewed Ms. Dazon Dixon-Diallo, Executive Director of Sister Love based in Atlanta & Johannesburg; Ms. Maureen Milanga of the AIDS Law Project and Health GAP from Nairobi, Kenya; and Ms. Martha Tholanah of the International Community of Women Living with HIV, based in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Joining Africa Now! to talk about the African Diaspora International Film Festival-DC is Dr. Reinaldo Spech, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the African Diaspora International Film Festival.
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