MTV Steps Up the Fight Against HIV with Shuga: Love, Sex, Money by Chip Alfred You might call it the Kenyan version of Gossip Girl—a serial drama centered on a group of good-looking twentysomethings pursuing their dreams, looking for love, and living life in the fast lane. The difference is that Shuga is much more than entertainment. Promoted as a series about “love, lust, and broken trust…and the marks we leave on each other,” each episode of Shuga sucks you in with the emotional trials and [...]
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Left Field by Patricia Nell Warren Who will pay for the “AIDS-Free generation” in a world facing financial crisis? Secretary of State Clinton’s now-famous November 8 speech at the NIH has promoted the “new” idea of an “AIDS-Free Generation.” The State Department swears this can happen as a result of their new three-point program. The program keys (1) global ART for HIV-positive mothers and babies, (2) global ART for everybody else who is poz, and (3) global male circumcision. In my last “Left Field,” I [...]
On June 17, weeks after the U.S. announced that the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) would not significantly increase its funding to Africa, thousands of South African protesters marched on the U.S. consulate in Johannesburg.