Stories by Anamaria Bejar

Latin America and the Caribbean: Defining a new agenda for the HIV response

From 28th-31st August I attended the Latin American HIV/AIDS Forum in Sao Paulo, Brazil. With the theme of ‘Health Systems and Community Networks’, the event consisted of workshops, round tables and conferences to spark debate on a variety of different … Continue reading  >

Fighting transphobia: a year in transgender activism

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. On this day last year, Marcela Romero called for action to deal with the shockingly high levels of violence and murder that transgender people experience in the region. She said: “please … Continue reading  >

HIV and the Law: reflections from Sao Paulo Day 2

The day started early. The delegates who wanted to speak during the day needed to register on the speaking list, which opened at 7.30am. We, the observers, didn’t have speaking rights – this called for a supreme act of modesty … Continue reading  >

HIV and the Law: reflections from Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo is host to two important conferences this week. The Regional Dialogue for Latin America of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, organised by UNPD and UNAIDS, and the Global Partnership Forum of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Continue reading  >