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U=U and the Face of Activism in Turkey


Minas from Istanbul speaks about the U=U demonstration at the International AIDS Society Conference in Paris 2017: "For me two most important parts were first, being poz is not easy in Turkey and the EECA region. Secondly 'one day, I can be a father without fear of putting my girlfriend at risk.' I don’t want to be a father but people needed to know that I CAN BE! Before Paris I’d been on the stage about 500 times but being on the stage at Paris and talking about something like U=U felt like changing the world."

"U=U is revolutionary. I am pretty sure that, even after 20 years, people who were there will remember that moment. When we left the stage together I saw some people crying. Some people stopped and gave me huge hugs with lots of emotional words..." Read more at PositiveLite.


Source : http://www.positivelite.com/index.php/item/interview-he-s-living-and-leading-in-turkey-with-hiv


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Banner images feature Love to Love Organization (Uganda); ACCM (Canada); and Housing Works (USA) and Red Ribbon Istanbul (Turkey) at International AIDS Society Conference 2017 (France); other images from Place Tokyo (Japan), Apoyo Positivo  (Spain), and tattoo courtesy of Victor Claros (El Salvador). 
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