[DASH of SAS] HIV: Young people are dying when they shouldn’t be

Posted on 03. Aug, 2014 by in HIV/AIDS in the Philippines

The numbers will tell you their own story of how HIV is a concentrated epidemic among men who have sex with men, between the ages of 20-29. My Facebook newsfeed reads like something out of the 1980s. I see a lot of short eulogies posted by friends paying homage to friends who have been taken […]

The world is winning against HIV, so why is the Philippines losing?

Posted on 29. Jul, 2014 by in HIV/AIDS in the Philippines

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Melbourne lights up red to honor #MH17 victims

Posted on 28. Jul, 2014 by in Uncategorized

A celebration of the AIDS 2014 conference has become a memorial to the 298 victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight 17 crash MELBOURNE, Australia – Buildings bathed in red light were supposed to show support for the 20th International AIDS conference (AIDS2014) and its goal to end HIV and AIDS. Now, they also serve as a tribute […]

AIDS 2014: Focus HIV services on key groups

Posted on 28. Jul, 2014 by in HIV/AIDS

Unless HIV services are made available to 5 key populations, the global health response on HIV will suffer a large setback MELBOURNE, Australia – The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Monday, July 21 that progress made in the global health response to HIV may suffer setbacks if HIV services are not made adequately available […]

AIDS official: 6 colleagues not 100 on #MH17

Posted on 28. Jul, 2014 by in HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS Global News

Australian newspapers on Friday, July 18, reported as many as 100 medical researchers, scientists, doctors and activists were on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 that went down MELBOURNE, Australia – The International AIDS Society (IAS) said on Saturday, July 19, only 6 colleagues travelling to Melbourne to attend the a global AIDS summit were on the […]

Urban boom and its bang on HIV

Posted on 24. Jul, 2014 by in Uncategorized

Studies show that HIV prevalence is estimated to be 1.5 – 2 times higher in urban areas than in rural ones. Up to 60% of the 35 million people living with HIV live in cities. MELBOURNE, Australia – His Excellency Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, the president of Fiji, wears his emotions on his sleeve, or more […]

Clinton mourns lives lost on #MH17, praises progress made on HIV

Posted on 24. Jul, 2014 by in HIV/AIDS Global News

‘We need to remind people that the people we lost on that plane gave their entire lives to the preposition that our common humanity matters a hell of a lot more than our interesting differences’ MELBOURNE, Australia – Former United States President and founder of the Clinton Foundation Bill Clinton addressed the International AIDS Conference […]

Making peace with Paris

Posted on 19. Jun, 2014 by in Sex & Relationships

What’s it like to visit a place where you’re haunted by painful memories? ‘I was afraid that a visit to the world’s capital of romance would rekindle my own heartbreak,’ writes Ana Santos. I was maybe 22 when I first started what I called “My Paris Fund.” I put in every peso, every centavo I […]

Slut-shaming: A girl-on-girl crime

Posted on 09. Jun, 2014 by in Global Issues

By ANA P. SANTOS We’ve all done it at one point or another. Some more than others. We’ve looked at that girl with the low-cut shirt and tight pants and thought, “Slut”. In some cases, we’ve even said it out loud and viciously gossiped about that girl  with other girls who are “not like that”. […]

Filipino delegation joins global leaders in summit to end sexual violence in conflict

Posted on 09. Jun, 2014 by in Global Issues, SASsy Trademark Campaigns

Filipino delegation joins global leaders in summit to end sexual violence in conflict

A senior delegation of Filipino women head off to London next week to showcase the Philippines’ successful experience in driving women’s participation in peace building and to push for global change by taking part in a Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. The Summit, to be held on 10 to 13 June, will be […]