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The End of AIDS?

Richard Parker-300x199Richard Parker, active activist for almost three decades in the fight against AIDS, wrote the article whose title I copy for the purpose of drawing them here. He is vehement about this "finale" and puts our need to remain in activism against the ailments of AIDS as biomedical solutions put us at the helm of these ills and so I say there would be no more reason for initiatives such as GAPA, Hipupyara, ABIA itself, Pela Vidda etc ... I put an excerpt of your text here for the evaluation of all:
Reflecting on the Brazilian response to the AIDS epidemic seems to me a relevant task given the importance of a critical and constant reflection on our achievements as a social movement, and on our main challenges in facing the epidemic. There are three questions I would like to present as a starting point for this reflection: 1 - Are we really close to the "end of AIDS" (or "AIDS free generation")? 2 - Are we living a new era (of biomedical responses that replace social and political responses)? 3 - Within this framework, the community response to the epidemic still matters (is it still worth continuing in this fight, especially if everything is almost solved)? This implies understanding the current state of the epidemic, that is, whether we are actually living a new era of biomedical responses that replace social and political responses. It is a consensus among researchers and activists that the great achievement of the Brazilian response to the epidemic was the boldness and success of its social and political response. So, what does this current valorization of biomedical responses in prevention mean, especially considering the current situation of the epidemic in Brazil? What remains of the Brazilian response to HIV / AIDS if the future of coping with the epidemic depends above all on techniques and technologies developed by science and by companies based in the rich countries of the so-called "first world." We see the announcement of the end of AIDS in the media. The subject is present, for example, in reports last year on the 20A International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, and recently on the 8X Conference on HIV Pathogenesis in Vancouver, Canada. So we need to answer the following question: Are we really nearing the end of AIDS? Soon will there be a generation free of AIDS? And if that's true, what does that mean? And finally, within this framework of the end of AIDS, where we hear about great biomedical achievements in facing the epidemic, is there still a community response to the epidemic? Does community response still make a difference? What can we do at the community level, within civil society, when managers - what I call "epidemic managers" - announce the end of AIDS through medicines and technologies produced by science, biomedicine and public health? Click here to read more
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