Peter Piot: 10 Myths about the AIDS Response

Published: February 17, 2014

 In his keynote speech, Peter Piot called on the AIDS movement to take a cold, hard look at the lessons learned, and counter what he sees as the dangerous myths that could lead to a collective state of denial.

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.
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