International AIDS Conference 2014

July 24, 2014

As I write this from my hotel in Melbourne, Australia, jet lag is making sleep totally impossible. I decided to break up my next series of posts of my time here for the International AIDS conference into two. My time in and around the conference. And then the few moments I have to explore the city's incredible design and street art. This first post is dedicated to the conference days: the people, art, eye catching visuals. I am a public health professional by calling. My life's work is dedicated to responding to the HIV/AIDS crisis. It is now more than ever a rights, social and political issue far more than one of medical or even economics. It preys  and thrives in marginalization. Humanity's only hope to bring an end to the virus is to embrace all people with equity, justice, freedom, inclusion and a commitment to create a global society that protects one and all. We need legal frameworks that criminalize intolerance,  hate-driven ideology and oppression. Enjoy! These images, and others from this set, are available for purchase as products or digital download.


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