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20 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
HIV is not a crime
In 1987, the United States introduced the world’s first laws criminalizing HIV. Today, despite scientific evidence that HIV criminalization harms public health, 92 countries still have laws that are used to prosecute people living with HIV. In this episode of HIV unmuted, the IAS podcast, we hear how these unjust laws have forever changed the lives of three people living with HIV and what must be done to end the criminalization of HIV. Listen now to their stories of injustice, fear and stigma:• Justice Edwin Cameron on being South Africa’s first public figure to speak out about living with HIV and his crusade to decriminalize HIV• A Malawian mother, known as EL, who was jailed for allegedly breastfeeding another woman's baby, as told by her lawyer, Wesley Mwafulirwa• American Robert Suttle on how a bad breakup led to his imprisonment and lifelong registration as a sex offender.
22 minutes | Jul 18, 2021
The doctor with the Magic touch
We now move to the 1990s. Dr David Ho, Time Magazine’s 1996 Person of the Year and personal doctor to basketball legend Magic Johnson, talks to our host, Femi Oke, about his role in developing pioneering combination drug therapy. This treatment breakthrough helped transform HIV from a likely death sentence into a manageable condition if you had access to care and medication.We are also joined by three HIV activists who were all diagnosed young and kept their status a secret for many years: • Doreen Moraa Moracha, social media influencer from Kenya, who was born with HIV in 1992• Nathaniel Hall, star of television’s ''It’s a Sin'', which tells the story of the early years of AIDS in the UK, on his HIV diagnosis at age 16• Shawn Decker, POZ magazine blogger, musician and educator, who contracted HIV as a child through the use of blood products to treat haemophilia. Plus, hear about the latest scientific advances from IAS 2021 – the 11th IAS Conference on HIV Science – that are revolutionizing treatment, as well as prevention. These include leveraging long-acting implants and injections so that people no longer have to rely on daily pills.ViiV Healthcare: NP-GBL-HVU-PCST-210004Date of preparation: June-2021
20 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
The discovery that changed everything
On our second episode of HIV unmuted, Nobel Laureate Professor Françoise Barré-Sinoussi shares the behind-the-scenes story of how she co-discovered HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. This breakthrough provided the first big scientific step forward and hope for treatment. We are also joined by:Neal Blewett, Australia’s Health Minister (1983-1991) on leading his country’s forward-thinking bipartisan effortsLong-term survivor, Pacific Islander Vince Crisostomo, on facing mounting loss, fear and stigmaSouth African, Vuyiseka Dubula, who busts the myths that drove her to activism
23 minutes | May 17, 2021
Back to the beginning: AIDS and the elusive vaccine
Our first episode jumps back to 1981Dr Anthony Fauci talks to our host, Femi Oke, about how the emergence of this mysterious disease, later known as AIDS, changed the course of his career. He shares why an HIV vaccine, promised by 1986, is the “big and last Holy Grail that we have to achieve”.We are also joined by:· Physician Dr Michael Gottlieb, the first to report AIDS as a new disease in June 1981· HIV activist and epidemiologist Dr Gregg Gonsalves on his role in galvanizing community activism· Advocates Vincent Basajja (Uganda), Udom Likhitwonnawut (Thailand) and Maureen Luba(Malawi) dispelling myths about vaccines and vaccine research
2 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Introducing: HIV unmuted
It’s been 40 years since AIDS was first reported. We now live in a world where AIDS has become old news: the forgotten pandemic. HIV unmuted, the IAS - International AIDS Society - podcast, brings together global HIV change-makers as we journey through the last four decades. We recreate moments in time, and spotlight the scientific advances and human endeavours central to the response. Together, we reflect on our past, focus on our present and look to the future. This is HIV unmuted. Join us.
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