Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

For those who may be interested

I got this from our friends at the Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP). Sounds like it may get lively. is an independent, uncensored blog project at the International AIDS Conference being held August 13-18 in Toronto, Canada. The blog will go live on August 8. will provide highlights from conference sessions and related events, bring reports and materials from direct actions, rallies and community efforts, and talk back to coverage of the conference. We will expose misinformation and hypocrisy, promote open debate, and bring the real voices and images of people with HIV and allies at the conference through multimedia postings.

The blog will be open to public posting and comment. It will include coverage on:
-- United States domestic and global policies
-- prevention research and policies:
including funding issues, HIV testing, prevention technologies, and links between prevention and treatment
-- discrimination and stigma as not just individual attitudes but as promoted by public policies and programs
-- drug users issues and research
-- jails, prisons and the system of incarceration
-- racial justice
-- women living with HIV
-- gay men and other men who have sex with men
-- youth is a blog by and for AIDS activist, who know that there is no debate on whether HIV is the cause of AIDS. This is not and will not be forum for AIDS denialists. For more information, see is sponsored by the Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP) and Harm Reduction Coalition, but our contributors are solely responsible for their content.

It's already up and running. Comments, it turns out, are in fact moderated, so I don't know about the "uncensored" part. But hopefully they're just checking for spam.

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