Author Archive: Jim Merrell

Jim Merrell is the National Coalition Development Coordinator at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. In this role, he co-coordinates the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance. Find out more at www.preventionjustice.org.

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Iowa Activists Advance in Push to Repeal HIV Criminalization Law

Iowa Activists Advance in Push to Repeal HIV Criminalization Law

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

This week Iowa activists working to repeal a state law that criminalizes non-disclosure to sexual partners of one’s HIV positive status reported a big win as the state’s HIV planning council endorsed the goal of repealing the ineffective and unjust statute. Iowa is just one of many fronts of struggle against the misguided use of [...]

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Dee Borrego: ‘How to Survive a Plague’ Screening and Discussion

Dee Borrego: ‘How to Survive a Plague’ Screening and Discussion

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Dee Borrego, HIV PJA Steering Committee I was fortunate enough to attend an amazing film screening of “How to Survive a Plague” directed by filmmaker David France at AIDS 2012.  Words cannot describe how this film moved me to really understand the history of the HIV epidemic in the US.  Walking into the beautiful [...]

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ACT UP Movie Coming to Chicago…And a City Near You!

ACT UP Movie Coming to Chicago…And a City Near You!

| September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

This article was cross-posted from the AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s ‘Inside Story’ Blog. By Gregory Trotter The acclaimed documentary, “How to Survive a Plague,” is slated to open in Chicago at the Music Box Theatre on Friday, Sept. 21. We expect it to be both a powerful reminder of the past and a clarion call [...]

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VIDEO: How to Survive a Plague Trailer

| September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Find out more about How to Survive a Plauge and opportunities to use the film to build the movement at: surviveaplague.com. Synoposis from the film’s website: Faced with their own mortality an improbable group of young people, many of them HIV-positive young men, broke the mold as radical warriors taking on Washington and the medical [...]

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WEBINAR SLIDES AND INFO: Top News You DIDN’T Hear from AIDS 2012

WEBINAR SLIDES AND INFO: Top News You DIDN’T Hear from AIDS 2012

| September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

DOWNLOAD WEBINAR SLIDES HERE (PDF) Join today’s webinar in action here. AIDS 2012 brought together people, crucial data and information from around the world – and MOST of it didn’t make the news. Curious about what WASN’T reported? Want to know what we need to know from AIDS 2012 to improve our work and lives? [...]

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