Monday, June 3, 2013

Joint Statement on HIV / AIDS, A Re-commitment to the Fight


Today, 35 LGBT and HIV advocacy groups marked the start of Pride Month with a joint statement on HIV/AIDS. The Executive Directors of these organizations--including Jody Huckaby of PFLAG National--have urged the broader LGBT movement for equality to re-engage in the fight to end this epidemic.


Together, these leaders have released a joint letter re-committing themselves and their organizations to the fight against HIV/AIDS. While issues like marriage equality and employment protections for LGBT workers have taken center stage, HIV continues to ravage the LGBT community.  Despite making up just two percent of the population, gay and bisexual men accounted for more than 63 percent of new HIV infections in 2010.  In fact, gay men are the only group in which HIV infections are increasing.


“Our organization was founded in 1973 in New York City, the cradle of the LGBT movement  for equality...and where some of the earliest cases in the HIV/AIDS epidemic were reported,” said Jody Huckaby, Executive Director of PFLAG National. “Our founder, Jeanne Manford and her husband, Dr. Jules Manford, were themselves the parents  of a gay son, Morty Manford, who died of AIDS. The history of PFLAG is intertwined with the history of HIV/AIDS and it is important that we raise up that truth. Beyond the Manfords, many of our earliest members were parents who were fighting the battle of acceptance and equality for their children, while simultaneously fighting for their children’s lives. Jody Huckaby noted "It is imperative that PFLAG National and its vast chapter network renew our commitment to the inclusion of HIV/AIDS in our work.  Science is finally on our side. Today those of us leading LGBT-related organizations strengthen our voices in unison with HIV/AIDS organization leaders and stand together to help bring an end to this epidemic."


We are at an important crossroad in our fight against HIV,” said National Minority AIDS Council Executive Director Paul Kawata.  “The evidence behind treatment as prevention, and expansions in health care coverage that will accompany implementation of the Affordable Care Act, have provided a unique opportunity to end this epidemic, which has ravaged our community for more than three decades.  But this will not happen without the full engagement of those most impacted by the disease, and no community has been more heavily affected than the LGBT community.  I am thrilled to be a part of this campaign to re-energize the LGBT response and work together to realize the vision of an AIDS-free generation.”
“As an organization that has been working to combat HIV discrimination since the beginning of the epidemic we are excited to see the LGBT movement re-commit to this work,” said Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director of Lambda Legal. “Because gay and bisexual men and transgender people are disproportionately affected by the epidemic and because we see the effects of discrimination and laws targeting people with HIV for criminalization it is incredibly important for the LGBT community to step up.”


Said National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendell:  “The LGBT community always has been at the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic.  As the community most impacted, we are the ones who must step-up and recommit to ending future transmissions.  To have a new generation of LGBT young people grow up free from HIV and AIDS will be a fitting legacy to those we have lost to this disease.”


Below is an excerpt from today’s joint statement:


Over the last 30 years, the [LGBT] community has seen great strides in the movement for full equality.  Much of this success is the result of a concerted movement, which was galvanized in response to the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s…In the decades since our movement has seen incredible victories… Unfortunately, our community hasn’t maintained the same momentum in our fight against HIV…Each day, more than 80 gay and bisexual men become infected with HIV in the United States…Despite these alarming statistics, which have galvanized our community in the past, the HIV epidemic has seemed to fall by the way side.  Many in our community have simply stopped talking about the issue.  This must change.


The entire letter and accompanying video can be viewed online here:  www.wethelgbt.org

12 comments:

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johnson autio said...

HELLO, i want to share this wonderful testimony to the world as a whole in case there is some body in this same situation. i was diagnosed of HIV in the year 2009 until i meant testimony online by a woman with name Anita about a man called Dr sukuju, i was not too sure if it was real until i contacted him my self . I thought that there was never a cure for my deadly ailment but Dr sukuju told me that his herbs could cure me, and then i decided to give him a try, he then told me that once i start taking his herbs, that it will only take me some days to be cured, i believed him and took the herb with faith. after he gave me the medication, i took it and i was feeling some new signs in my body and i decided to go for a test and the result stated that i was HIV negative, i was very happy and even called my pastor and told him about it, i am very happy that i am now HIV negative and i am also happy that i will not be celebrating this Christmas as an HIV patient as i have did for the past 4 years, so help me say a very big thank you to Dr sukuju for saving me from the hands of the deadly ailment. if you are also in this type of situation and you are seeking for solution, seek no more for you have received the right information you have been wanting for a very long time in this type of issues you are very free to contact Dr. sukuju today through his private email: drsukujuspelltemple@gmail.com or call him on his mobile number : +2348141690929. i strongly believe that he will help you out just as he did mine,

catherine said...

My name is Miss Catherine Wilson from Ukraine Russia, i was diagonised with HIV-AIDS by my boyfriend in over 6years now, i have spend alot of money on this disease only to ensure that the disease leave me alone, but unfortunately nothing was done, and the doctor also told me that these disease will get rid of my life if i fail to do something on it now, i have goes to several places in many different country to seek for answer to my hiv sickness but no one could help, until one day when browsing on the internet, i came accross a horrible testimony of one lady who was also diagonised by HIV-AIDS and was dead after disobeying the good ways and rules of Dr.olufalaye who instructed her to do a little sacrifice to make sure she is healed, so she was dead because she never wants to do what the Dr ask of him, i contacted him for my own sickness and told him that i am ready to do the sacrifice so that my disease will be cured immediately,. dr.olufalaye help me cure the disease after i have done the sacrifice for the oracle, i was healed and now i am a living testimony of what dr.olufalaye has done to cure my HIV AIDS, if you want to get your HIV-AIDS cured now kindly contact dr.olufalaye now at his email so that your HIV AIDS can be cured immediately. thank you dr.olufalaye for helping me cured my HIV-AIDS Dr.olufalaye email address is: olufalayespellhome@gmail.com

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Richson Ruth said...

I was a HIV-AIDS patient and I got it from cheating on my husband. It was sort of a payback but a week later I was told by a friend that the person who I cheated with had the HIV-AIDS virus and did not tell me. I was so stupid by not using a condom I thought since he was an old school friend he was trustworthy. But I was wrong. I cried and cried. Two days later, I got a phone call from my friend and she told me about a person who is known by another friend, who can help me. I could not let my husband know what I was going through. I finally got his email maduraitemple@yahoo.com and I text this man my story and he replied me immediately saying i should be calm and told me that everything will be OK. I could not come to terms with what I was hearing but then I concluded it did not matter because I was so broken up I just needed help. I was going out of my mind literally. I was confused with what he was telling me, but I listened. He told me about some materials i need to buy that he needed to cast the spell and I said OK. I bought the materials to him,i sent down my picture to him and my positive result sheet and he replied me that i am going to be negative under 3 days.I message Him every 2hours for 2day and I knew he thought that I was crazy but I did care I needed a shoulder.Behold,the third day he messaged me i should go for a test that i will be negative. My marriage could be broken because of a stupid mistake and my life was on the line. I remembered when I was going to get the results of my re-test I called him up again and told him that I was going to get my results today and his reply was “so" and that everything will be as he explained. I knew then that he was getting tired of me calling him, maybe I was wrong. Well I got my results and the first person I called up was him - again. As he said hello I started to cry and cry. I could not believe it. I was given a second chance in life.This man is a great spiritual HIV/AIDS healer,his healing spell on aids healing is very powerfull.please brothers and sister,contact:Dr MADURAI Email maduraitemple@yahoo.com

dr.abegbe said...

What a wonderful day like this I never think of have fun with my friend I always free different from human because of my HIV virus all I always think of is to move out with friends this HIV really prison me I always stay indoor everyday my like is somehow and I fell sick every time until this man a man of powers and ability help me cure my hiv virus for 45mis I never believe in my life that HIV have cure what a dream just wake up one morning that am free from HIV aids a friend of mine give me this address of this man name DR DROKOJE that he is the antivirus to HIV wow what a happy mood in my life I contacted him for help….. well I know the man is a busy man I was delay but I was cure this man cure me brothers and sister, HIV have cure contact to be free like me now DROKOJE@GMAIL.COM or call+2348069652500

Miss Joyce said...

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My mouth is short of words, i am so so happy because Dr Ekpiku has healed me from HIV ailment which i have been suffering from the past 5 years now, i have spend alot when getting drugs from the hospital to keep me healthy, i have tried all means in life to always i can become Hiv negative one day, but there was no answer until i found Dr Ekpiku the paris of african who provide me some healing spell that he uses to help me, now i am glad telling everyone that i am now HIV Negative, i am very very happy, thank you Dr Ekpiku for helping my life comes back newly without any form of crisis, may the good lord that i serve blessed you Dr Ekpiku and equip you to the higher grade for healing my life. i am so amazed. so i will announced to everyone in this whole world that is HIV positive to please follow my advice and get healed on time, because we all knows that HIV disease is a deadly type,contact Dr Ekpiku for your Hiv healing spell today at: Ekpikuspelltemple@live.com.... He will be always happy to assist you online and ensure you get healed on time, contact Dr Ekpiku today for your healing spell immediately, thank you sir : Ekpikuspelltemple@live.com

Anonymous said...

I infected my husband with Hiv virus, and we started taking medication for us to live healthy. There was a day i went online and search for cure for our virus, i saw many comment and many post until i saw a testimony about doctor Oye and how he helped so many people get cure to their viruses on the site. I contacted him and told him how i and my husband got our Hiv virus, he told me what we will have to do which we did, and after he finished everything, he told me that we will take his medication for a weeks which we also did so and 2 weeks ago we went for test and surprisingly i and my husband are now HIV negative. I am so happy that i got my husband infected and i also make him negative. All thanks goes to God for bringing Dr Oye my way and at this point if there's anybody who is infected and you think there's no way of making yourself negative again, i must tell you, that's a lie because Dr Oye will make you negative again. contact Doctor OYE via Email: abuyespelltemple@gmail.com or call his mobile number the way i did mine on: +2348071660388.

prue holliwel said...

I want to testify of what a spell caster did for me and my hubby.we have been married since 2007 without a sign of pregnancy.I went off birth control then and did not have a period.my gyro gave me progesterone to jump-start a period and it did.,but i did not have another one.we did another round of progesterone followed by 100mg clomid for 5 months,we followed all doctors instructions but all to no avail.I have been buying ovulation kits pregnancy test AND i finally got 3 test when i was ovulating! So ever since that we been trying for years now! Well i was very confused because i keep taking ept test AND they all keep turning out to b negative! I really want a baby girl while my hubby want a baby boy LOLL! I think maybe we are just trying So hard, What i can tell you is that its been so many years now and i still yet do not have my period??nobody to help because every body around us was already at the verge of losing their faith on us.no were to run to until one faithful day i was reading a magazine and i stumble on a page were i found topic or a head line {A SPELL CASTER} who can heal someone from HIV AND AIDS,bring back your EX,enlarge your BREAST,help you win a VISA LOTTERY,losing your WEIGHT and even get six PACKS AND flatten your BELLY,I gave her a try and before i could no it Mama Isiabel rescued me from my problem by casting a spell for me and told me to go and make love with my hubby,then i did,and after nine months i delivered a twins A BOY AND A GIRL. after all this , i said to my self that i wont just testify on line, but make the whole world see and hear of her.This spell caster name is Mama Isiabel. so many people have witness her wonderful work..She is nice, contact he on:mama4africanspell@gmail.com if you are in any predicament email her immediately without doubts•Thanks so very much!!

Mama Isiabel

hanna said...

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