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Until There's A Cure Foundation

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Fueled by concerns about the effects of HIV/AIDS on the lives of their children, two California mothers were inspired to create a non-profit organization, the Until There's A Cure Foundation, in 1993. Until There's A Cure Foundation is a national organization dedicated to eradicating HIV/AIDS by raising awareness and funds to combat this pandemic. The Foundation was the first non-profit organization to create and sell a bracelet to raise funds for a cause. Our goal is to fund prevention education, care services, and vaccine development, as well as to increase public awareness of HIV/AIDS using The Bracelet. Visit our booth in the virtual Global Village to unlock a 20% coupon for UNTIL merchandise.
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Interactive AIDS Memorial Quilt: Experience the 48,000 panels of the Quilt, hear and share personal stories, and chat live with Quiltmakers about their love and resilience

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Experience the 48,000 panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, hear and share personal stories, and chat live with Quiltmakers about their love and resilience
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The International Community of Women Living with HIV

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The International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW) is the only global network led by and for women living with HIV. Since 1992, ICW has existed to lead efforts to secure and improve the quality of life for women living with HIV around the world. We do this by mobilizing, organizing, advocating, mentoring and raising consciousness on the issues and policies that directly impact our lives.
Cultural activity Film Screening

Through Positive Eyes - Washington, D.C.

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Film Screening Channel
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Through Positive Eyes is a 28-min. documentary about two HIV-positive protagonists: Mary Bowman (23), poet and performance artist; and D’Angelo Morrison (22), budding HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ youth advocate and activist. The film shows the journey Mary and D’Angelo take from overcoming discrimination from within their families and fear of disclosing their status publicly, to gaining the confidence and strength to become advocates for reducing stigma around HIV/AIDS. It shows how being infected today is not a death sentence but it’s no walk in the park either. By documenting their own lives using cameras and thereby disclosing their status to a wider public, Mary and D’Angelo give us a unique and intimate perspective on an illness made worse by people’s attitudes towards it and show us that the human spirit is sometimes strongest in the face of adversity.
Cultural activity Film Screening

Nurse Annie

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Film Screening Channel
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Nurse Annie is a silent film, the first sex workers' safe sex film shot in 1986.
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China Youth Network: By youth, for youth

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China Youth Network (CYN) is a youth volunteer organization that undertakes peer education on sexual and reproductive health and advocates for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and HIV/AIDS prevention for young people in China. The aims of this booth are: (1) Introducing the strategic framework of CYN as a successful youth-led organization in a national scale, and share the conceptual model EARLY(Empowerment, Awareness, Reshape, Lead, Yell-out) summarized from our experiences in the past 15 years. (2) Providing a dynamic and interactive space where visitors especially young people can engaged in various activities to learn more about HIV/AIDS in China, and our joint efforts in this global unfinished business. (3) Increasing awareness of supporting young people working in HIV and SRHR by providing information tools, technical support, finance and resources.
Cultural activity Film Screening

DRUG$: The Price We Pay

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A story that unpacks the mystery of modern medicine’s skyrocketing price tag and how it affects the people struggling to stay alive. Narrated by Academy Award ® Winner J.K. Simmons, “DRUG$” is a feature-length documentary about the soaring price of medicines in the U.S., featuring interviews with academics, patients, advocates and political leaders, including Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Elijah Cummings. In a titanic struggle against corporate greed, see how a diverse group of concerned Americans is fighting back to keep lifesaving medicines affordable for us all.
Cultural activity Art Exhibit

Photovoice Asia

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Art Exhibits Channel
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Queer photographers visited a number of Asian countries to produce these photographs of LGBTIQ community. Asia is progressing but still there are high levels of stigma, discrimination, violence and murder across the continent. “Photovoice Asia” aims to generate positive awareness and increase the acceptance of LGBTIQ population in Asia and around the world.
Cultural activity Film Screening

UNHEARD STORIES PART 2 - Sonali

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Film Screening Channel
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Unheard Stories is a project by TRANScend, an initiative of The Humsafar Trust (India’s oldest registered LGBTQ organisation), supported by Publicis Sapient. It is a collection of films depicting transgender lives in India. The need for this project emerged from sensitization workshops conducted with employers and educational institutes around awareness on transgender issues. These workshops included transgender persons telling their own stories which made the concepts on sex, sexuality and gender ‘real’ for the audience. However, it also meant the speakers reliving the trauma of discrimination, harassment, violence and abuse faced by them, every time they narrated their stories. Hence, short films on lives of transgender men and women were made with an objective of portraying their lived realities in a dignified and compassionate manner.
Global Village session Meet the Experts
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Global Village - On demand Channel
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Globally, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is committed to a fast-tracked response to end AIDS among children and adolescents by 2020. This guiding framework sets in place policy, and operations research to prevent new HIV infections among children and adolescents, end mother-to child HIV transmission, and ALHIV remain AIDS-free. Building upon this, EGPAF Uganda has nurtured the opportunities to provide clinical and psychosocial support beyond HIV and co-infection, to address resilience, SRH, sexual and SGBV, mental health, and noncommunicable diseases to adolescents and young people of the Southwestern Region. This peer-led support enables the reduction of effects of stigma, ensure acceptance of HIV diagnosis and resilience, enhance treatment literacy, provide home visits for follow-up in case of missed appointments, and enable active linkages to SRH services but also the health and wellness of youth in their communities. These peer leaders have been trained on also increasing access to testing and have been a source for information on resilience, counseling and treatment management. They have incredible abilities to contribute to conversations about advancing the mission to end HIV among adolescents, whether it's promoting resilience, adherence, the possibility of staying HIV-free, or advocacy for policies that enable young people in school to stay on treatment. In this session, you will hear from young ambassadors about their journeys toward viral suppression, stories of resilience and the future of the AIDS response.
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Bandhu and art

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NGO Booth Channel
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This booth will be hosted by experienced queer artists, with an aim of explaining how art can support youth people in preventing HIV. Bandhu Social Welfare Society aims to address the health care needs and human rights issues of sexual minority populations for achieving a vision of a Bangladesh where every person, irrespective of their gender and sexuality, is able to lead a quality life with dignity, human rights and social justice.
Cultural activity Film Screening

#360HIV Choice

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Film Screening Channel
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Sunshine Cinema has released a series of virtual reality films (VR) focusing on HIV education. Using the latest technology, the films highlight stigma free life saving information regarding disclosure, treatment & adherence and prevention methods. You can “choose your own adventure” in this immersive media film. #360HIVChoice, is the world’s first attempt to address stigma towards those living with HIV using immersive VR media.