Posts Tagged as ‘HIV/AIDS’

b-side chats: Indian filmmaker, Onir, tells us that a modern, urban India needs to be recognized in the mainstream

Breakthrough had the pleasure of chatting with award-winning filmmaker Onir. He is most notable for directing and co-producing his first film, “My Brother Nikhil.” It was the first mainstream Hindi film specifically addressing homosexuality in the context of human rights and HIV/AIDS. Breakthrough is a proud Co-Producer of a new series of films called “I AM” by Onir [...]

August 23, 2010 by Jitin | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: THIS WEEK – Breakthrough at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna

We are proud to announce that Breakthrough presented its major accomplishments in the HIV/AIDS field at the 18th International AIDS Conference, Rights Here, Rights Now, yesterday. Now until July 23rd, we join the conference to assert that human rights must occupy the center of the global AIDS struggle; otherwise, without human rights, we will never achieve universal [...]

July 19, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Ciara urges all to take charge of their sex lives on National Annual Testing Day

Statistics show that by age 25, if you are having sex, a large percent of the population has come in contact with an STD – many without even realizing it. In fact, one out of every five people in the U.S. has HIV and doesn’t know it.  R&B star Ciara fronted MTV’s Get Yourself Tested (GYT) [...]

June 28, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Leading AIDS organizations “concerned” about ruling on gay Malawi couple

After being arrested in December 2009, the convicted gay Malawi couple has been sentenced to 14 years in prison, representing a step back in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

May 28, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Tune into TEACHER on PBS World’s Global Voices, Sunday May 9th

Airing on Global Voices via PBS World on Sunday May 9th, TEACHER tells the story of Nguyen Van Hung who has dedicated his life to helping children suffering from AIDS in Vietnam.

May 7, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: MASSIVEGOOD lets you plan your vacation, make a micro donation, and prevent global disease in a click

MASSIVEGOOD is working around the world to stop preventable deaths from HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, and to increase maternal and child health through individual small acts of giving.

March 25, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-side chats: Interview with CEO of Alive and Kicking shows how soccer balls teach kids about HIV&AIDS

In an exclusive interview, Alive and Kicking CEO, Will Prochaska, tells us about how they bring jobs, play and health awareness to countries in Africa.

March 19, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: The Girl Effect has an effect on us

We’ve been fans of The Girl Effect for some time now. Just go to their site and click, “disagree.” They make absolute sense.  See – they show how communities benefit when women are educated because these women statistically having less children and are more likely to educate their children. And on average, women reinvest 90 percent [...]

February 24, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: “Poltergeist” star and HIV activist, Zelda Rubinstein, dies

Zelda Rubinstein, Poltergeist actress, died last week after suffering a heart attack months before. In addition to acting, Rubinstein was an HIV/AIDS advocate at the time when the illness was taboo. She said she suffered career wise for being associated with the movement, but that didn’t stop her from appearing in ads and attending the [...]

February 1, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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