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by Melanie Medalle and Nerissa Irizarry
Published in RHRealityCheck.org December 2, 2014 - http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2014/12/02/activists-must-address-hiv-advocacy-using-reproductive-justice-framework/
On World AIDS Day a coalition of HIV activists and organizations released part one of an intersectional analysis of the continuing epidemic. Despite major scientific advances in combating the virus, due to interlocking systems of oppression - including racism, sexism, classism, stigma and transphobia – HIV continues to have a disproportionate impact on communities of color, the poor, LGBT people and other disenfranchised and marginalized groups. Part Two of the statement, to be published in the coming weeks, will outline concrete examples of work being done in our communities, serving as guides and inspirations for HIV organizations to adopt an intersectional approach.
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