Peter Piot: 10 myths about the AIDS response

February 2014

Peter Piot, ex-UNAIDS director and now director and professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, was a keynote speaker on day two of a convention organised by the Alliance to mark its 20th anniversary.

Speaking to an audience of Alliance Linking Organisations, donors and other partners, Piot congratulated the Alliance on its anniversary, calling out three major ways it has made a difference to the AIDS epidemic: the impact of its global advocacy, its efforts to work in the areas where it can make the greatest impact (in terms of HIV transmission) and its work to strengthen the local capacity of civil society.

In his speech at the event last week, he went on to outline what he sees as the dangerous ‘myths’ around the AIDS response today.  

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